JUFC and Target Sports Soccer School to return for the January holidays

Joondalup United and Target Sports will once again team up for two weeks of soccer school training early next year.

The three-day camps will be held at Forrest Park in Padbury for players aged between 7 and 13 under the guidance of qualified and experienced coaches.

Players will develop skills, tactical awareness, game psychology and physical training techniques in a safe and fun environment.

The cost is $35 per or $100 per week and to enrol, simply click here and follow the instructions, and you can view the timetables below.

Bosdet and Taylor sign new deals to stay at JUFC

Joondalup United is delighted to confirm that James Bosdet and Anthony Taylor will remain with the club for the upcoming season.

Both players have been loyal to JUFC for a number of years and were key components of Coach Nick Jennings’ PlayStation 4 National Premier League (NPL) squad in 2017.

Bosdet has been one of the outstanding goalkeepers in Saturday football in his four seasons to date, while Taylor will make it a decade at JUFC having been with the team since the Sunday League days.

“It’s great to have secured Bozza and Tony this week; both lads are JUFC through and through and would run through a brick wall for the club and their team mates,” said JUFC NPL Operations Manager Rudy Proctor.

“Tony has been at the club for ten seasons and has played for us at every level from Sunday Amateurs to NPL, and his versatility means he has always been a very important player in every squad he has been apart of.

“Last year saw him play a new role at right back and he was outstanding considering he had previously been a forward or winger.”

Bosdet, meanwhile, took on more responsibility last season and stood in as captain when Arran Maplestone and Josh Whitmore were absent.

“Bozza on his day the best keeper in this state and for him the challenge is now to perform to his highest level week in week out in the NPL, in 2018 we will need him to lead by example and win us points every week,” said Proctor.

“He is now in his fifth consecutive season with JUFC and is one of our experienced players now so this will be a big year for him.”

Despite losing some key players to other NPL clubs this offseason, Proctor believes that JUFC will once again be competitive at the top level.

“The NPL first team squad is starting to come together nicely now, the most important thing for us is the JUFC boys that love this club are signing on for 2018,” he said.

“It looks like three teams are going to be relegated we need to make sure all players in our squad are up for a battle and will be there for each other in what is no doubt going to tough NPL in 2018.”

Bosdet and Taylor join Alex Wild, Matty Sparrow, Johnny Chalmers and Elliot Tattersall in the JUFC first team squad with more signings to come.

Whitmore claims top honours at JUFC Awards Night

Josh Whitmore has been rewarded for a superb 2017 season with the top two individual trophies at the 2017 Joondalup United Awards Night.

The all action midfielder was voted the Players’ Player of the Year and the Coach’s Player of the Year for his performances in the PlayStation 4 National Premier League (NPL).

Centre back Ross Edwards was another integral part of Nick Jennings’ first team squad, and he claimed the runner up Players’ Player of the Year trophy.

For the 20s, James Bruce took out the Players’ Player of the Year category, ahead of Sam Wynne who was the Coach’s Player of the Year.

Jordan Bertolini was the winner of the two 18s awards, pipping Josh Hart in the players’ vote.

There were two worthy winners of the Clubman of the Year awards, as Rudy Proctor claimed top prize and Michael Burgess took out the Masters category.

A full list of the winners is below, and you can view the official photos, as captured by Fotoenzo, on our Facebook page.

NPL First Team

Players’ Player of the Year – Josh Whitmore

Players’ Player of the Year Runner Up – Ross Edwards

Coach’s Player of the Year – Josh Whitmore

NPL 20s

Players’ Player of the Year – James Bruce

Players’ Player of the Year Runner Up – Sam Wynne

Coach’s Player of the Year – Sam Wynne

NPL 18s

Players’ Player of the Year – Jordan Bertolini

Players’ Player of the Year Runner Up – Josh Hart

Coach’s Player of the Year – Jordan Bertolini

Amateur Division One First Team

Players’ Player of the Year – Ognjen Kotur

Players’ Player of the Year Runner Up – Andreas Bouzinekis

Coach’s Player of the Year – James Green

Amateur Division One Reserves

Players’ Player of the Year – Taylor Cooper

Players’ Player of the Year Runner Up – Chris Boyle

Coach’s Player of the Year – James Spurry

Amateur Division Four First Team

Players’ Player of the Year – Declan Kerrigan

Players’ Player of the Year Runner Up – Fezz Ahmadi

Coach’s Player of the Year – Julien Etiennette

Amateur Division Four Reserves

Players’ Player of the Year – Luke Sims

Players’ Player of the Year Runner Up – Sean McBride

Coach’s Player of the Year – Jay McKenzie

Masters Central Division

Players’ Player of the Year – Andrew Burrell

Players’ Player of the Year Runner Up – Gary Andrews

Coach’s Player of the Year – Gary Andrews

Masters Division One

Players’ Player of the Year – Danny Middleton

Players’ Player of the Year Runner Up – Ian Devlin

Coach’s Player of the Year – Mark Terry

Masters Division Three

Players’ Player of the Year – Anthony Hall

Players’ Player of the Year Runner Up – Andy Jennings

Coach’s Player of the Year – Jamie McIntyre

Masters Over 45s

Players’ Player of the Year – Paul Gillet

Players’ Player of the Year Runner Up – Michael Burgess

Coach’s Player of the Year – Paul Gillet

Clubman of the Year

Rudy Proctor

Clubman of the Year (Masters)

Michael Burgess