"Player Profile: "DANIEL BIRRELL"
The Jersey FA Link Asset Services Centre of Excellence provides an advanced player pathway for youngster on the Island with identified talent and potential. The Centre has grown from a single group of u14 boys to one which now offers over 140 players, in 9 squads from u11 to u21s, a structured weekly coaching and games programme. The sessions are supported by 20 FA qualified coaches.
Name: Daniel Birrell
Position: Goal Keeper
Height: 6ft, 4
Club: LINK Centre of Excellence U18s & JTC Jersey Wanderers
What Football Team do you Support? Liverpool F.C
What are your strengths as a player?
“As goal keeper my strengths are; my handling, range of distribution, I have quick reactions, and I am very mobile with a big physical presence.”
Who is your favourite footballer and why?
“Buffon, just look at everything he has achieved in the game, he is an amazing athlete and role model. He has been at the top of his game for years.”
What is your best football moment in the game?
“Being named Man of the Match in last year’s U18 Muratti, it was an incredible team performance, we won 1-0 and I kept a clean sheet.”
How has the Jersey FA Link Asset Services Centre of Excellence helped you develop?
“I did not get in first time I applied to the centre, so I think having to work harder to get in, means I don’t take it for granted. I had to earn my place and I now I continue to work hard to maintain that number one spot.”
What are your ambitions for the future?
“Keep playing at senior level for JTC Jersey Wanderers and Jersey FA and hopefully I will start in a Muratti one day.”