TEAM: 5th Team

POSITION: Centre Back

BIRTH DATE: 12th June 1979

BIRTH PLACE: Maidenhead


Winchmore Hill (near Amersham) 1998-2008

White Horse Pub Chalfont St Peter 2008-2010


Player of the season (at Merton, or in professional football): Laurent Koscielny

Childhood Team: Arsenal

Favourite team in the UK: Arsenal

Favourite team outside the UK: At a push Real Madrid

Childhood Hero: He-Man

Favourite Food: Pizza & Curry (can’t pick between them)

Favourite Drink: Beer

Favourite Band: The Prodigy

  1. Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?

Outside of football, I’m a husband, father of two children and Finance Manager (accountant) at Sony, working for the UK Channels division. Generally speaking I’m a laid back kind of guy, and large video games and BBQ enthusiast always looking to find new ways to cook meat with fire.

  1. How did you end up at Merton FC?

Having just had the first of my two children, I was looking to join a club closer to home. I took my daughter to play at Joseph Hood rec and noticed 3 games going on at the same time. I made some enquiries and then started pre-season training in August 2010.

  1. What was your best moment in your MFC career till now?

October 2012 at Old Actonians, I was on the bench nursing a hangover, watching the team miss various chances and then come in at half time 1-0 down. I came on with about 25 mins to go and score two goals (from set pieces obviously) to win the match 2-1.

  1. If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?

As an Arsenal fan I would have to pick them. I struggle to play as other teams on FIFA.

  1. Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?

I always get dressed in the same manner each week. I also try to sit in the same place in every changing room I go into.

  1. Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.

Having started the season off so well, it would be great to bounce back with promotion, I’d like to score a goal or two and finally shave Luke’s beard off by the end of the season again.



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