Player Profile – Nick Englefield
NAME: Nick Englefield
TEAM: Merton 6s
BIRTH DATE: 12/08/1987
BIRTH PLACE: Kingston
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Ashtead, Merton, Raynes Park, Tooting and Mitcham Wanderers
1. Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
I’m a General Manager of a Leisure Centre in Merton so I spend most of my time in and around gyms, so I have to keep active, I workout every day and do the odd triathlon. When I have time I go fishing and would go a lot more if I could, in fact the thought of sitting by a lake for the rest of my life, getting fat on fried food and catching the odd fish sounds idyllic, but unfortunately that won’t pay the bills and I’d probably be horrendous at football.
2. How did you end up at Merton FC?
I had all but retired from football , and ready to spend my weekends fishing when I was asked by Kev and Ty to come back down to Merton and play with the 6s and I’m glad I did. They are a great bunch of lads and we have started off the season on a high, I have a couple of goals under my belt and enjoying every minute of it.
3. What do you like most about Merton FC?
I like the size of the club and the fact that all the teams seem to really get on well with each other. You can always see a few of the lads from the other teams watching from the sidelines cheering each other on. Post match food is always good to.
4. If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
Manchester United I guess, I think every lad would want to play for the team he supports.
5. Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
I always have a pre workout drink during the warm up, I don’t think it’s a ritual, more an attempt to make sure I have enough in the tank to try and keep up with the young lads sprinting up and down the wings every 10 seconds throughout the match.
6. Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.
I want to win the league and I want the 6s to have the top goal scorers this season (meaning me) but Tony Chaplin is well ahead at the moment. He will say that its not a competition, but he would, he’s winning.
Favourite Player (at Merton, or in professional football): Swanny, deceptively cat like.
Childhood Team: Manchester United / Kingstonian
Favourite team in the UK: Manchester United
Favourite team outside the UK: AC Milan
Childhood Hero: Eric Cantona
Favourite Food: Sausages
Favourite Drink: Beer
Favourite Band: Not sure, I’m a big fan of Smooth Radio