News from the ECU Joondalup SC Academy

News from the ECU Joondalup SC Academy

Posted on September 28, 2021 in 'News'

It’s been another successful season at the ECU Joondalup SC Academy, with the NPLWA and development squads all performing well.

The Academy 13s won the Cup Final, and finished fourth in the NPLWA Division One, while the 14s topped the NPLWA Division One and were narrowly beaten in the Cup Final.

The under 15s finished top of the NPLWA Division Two, while the under 16s finished third in NPLWA Division One and were also narrowly beaten in the Cup Final.

We also had a number of players selected to represent the state quads. In the 14s Gold Fields WA squad we had Luca Iovene, Sonny Inzalaco, Cillian Purcell, Daniel Bennie, Ethan O’Sullivan, Oliver Leeming, Ryder Leasor, Lewis Moses, Taylor Wright and Jack Overy. In the 15s Gold Fields WA squad we had Darius Andres, Fabiano De Abreu, Jacob Evans, Jay Patel, Josh Kingston, Sean O’Conner and Fletcher Ellerton.

Our development sides were outstanding with all age groups performing well. Our under 8s won the Puma Cup and Andy Brown’s side were
undefeated all season, with Joel Topliss winning the Player of the Year.

The under 9s were beaten in the Puma Cup, but Pierce Searle’s side played well all season, with Daeoda Diaw winning the Player of the Year.

The under 10s won the Puma Cup, and recently won the Armadale Cup, and in a competitive final against Melville, the youngsters won the penalty shoot out. Neil Pugh’s side played some excellent football and Reggie Martin won the Player of the Year.

The under 11s also won the Puma Cup and the Melville Cup, John Brown and Micky Lyons’ side winning all their games for the season, with Kanato Etheridge winning the Player of the Year.

The under 12s competed in Melville Cup and were runner up. Coached by Paul Inzalaco for majority of season then Darren Quinncroft took over for last couple of months. Player of the season Lucas Baxter. Lucky enough to play in a very competitive league.

The under 12s girls went through the season undefeated, and Gareth James side were outstanding in their first season, and Daisy Snowden and Erin James won the Player of the Year.

We also had nine Players selected in the WA Schoolboys/Schoolgirls squads this season – Congratulations to Enzo Rancatore, Zac Scrivens, Oskar Saunders, Blake Levin, Jensen Tarmen, Sean Doyle, while Jack Lennon and Luka Harvey were named captains in the in the schoolboys, while Daisy Snowden was selected in the Schoolgirl squad.