"Player Profile: Brad le Mercier"
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: Brad le Mercier
Position: Centre Back
Height: 6ft, 1
Club: LINK Centre of Excellence u18s & Grouville F.C u18’s
What Football Team do you Support? Liverpool F.C
What are your strengths as a player?
“I enjoy playing out from the back, which is something that we as a team have worked hard on at the Centre. I would also say I am good at reading the game and I love tackle and going up in the air, wining aerial duals.
Who is your favourite footballer and why?
“As a Liverpool fan, I have to say Steven Gerrard, his loyalty, and passion for wining is incredible.”
What is your best football moment in the game?
“I was selected for the Jersey FA u21 squad against the Luton Town F.C Fixture last season; it was great experience for me and has helped me continue my development.”
How has the Jersey FA Link Asset Services Centre of Excellence helped you develop?
“The centre has helped me develop by teaching you a system of play, playing out form the back, working on your touch, splitting to create space. It has become a natural part of my play.”
What are your ambitions for the future?
“I want to get into the Jersey FA senior team, hopefully play in a NatWest Island Games and a Muratti.”