Player Profile – Nick Van Wensveen
NAME: Nick van Wensveen
POSITION: Centre Midfield
BIRTH DATE: 13/12/1991
BIRTH PLACE: Sydney, Australia
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Southern NSW (Australia)
1. Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?
I moved over to the UK from Australia about 18 months ago after graduating from university. I started on the graduate scheme at BT and now find myself working as a Product Manager for BT Sport. Outside of work, I am usually planning my next trip as I love to travel.
2. How did you end up at Merton FC?
I had Mike Stone give Clappers my number after witnessing some magical skills at 5 a-side.
3. What was your best moment in your MFC career till now?
Scoring a very scrappy penalty in a shoot-out win over Bank of England in the cup.
4. If you could play for a professional team, which would be it and why?
Tottenham Hotspur – childhood team.
5. Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions?
I usually like to get to the ground early (I don’t think this has happened once since I started getting a lift with Siri) and try to get my hands on one of the few medium sized jerseys.
6. Lastly, share us your goals/expectations for the season.
Promotion back into Division 1.
Player of the season: Heung-Min Son (not biased)
Childhood Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Favourite team in the UK: Tottenham Hotspur
Favourite team outside the UK: Borussia Dortmund
Childhood Hero: Dennis Bergkamp
Favourite Food: Paella
Favourite Drink: James Squire ‘The Chancer’
Favourite Band: Two Door Cinema Club