Newry City U-18s, Meet the Players: Joel Annett

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Friday, May 11th, 2012
Recently Newry Times caught up with the talented U-18’s Defender Joel Annett, who has enjoyed a very busy season at The Showgrounds, playing weekly for the U-18s, Reserves and also deservedly making his debut for the First Team. Name: Joel Annett. Age: 17. Position: Centre back. Previous clubs: Banbridge Town, Hillsborough, Rathfriland and Seapatrick. Greatest achievement so far in your career? Making my debut for the Newry first team against Loughall in the league. I have won some trophies but this has been a big step for me. Best ground you have played in? Has to be Windsor Park but I like playing at The Showgrounds too. Do you support any English clubs? Manchester United. What club would you like to play for in the future? I would like to get into the Newry City first team and then see where that takes me. What is one thing that you enjoy while playing football? I enjoy playing football with my mates as it makes the game very enjoyable. What inspires you to play football? I want to improve to be the best I can be and also now that I have got to play for the First Team I want to try and achieve more appearances. What brought you to play for Newry? Ryan McConville was my manager at Banbridge and then he went to manage Newry and asked me and a couple of the other lads to play for him. Who is the biggest joker in the team? Ryan Quinn, his jokes are brilliant. He sits at home all day looking for new jokes. Who is the best trainer at the club? That’s easy… Jordy King. And finally…What’s your favourite thing about playing for Newry? It is very enjoyable. This is only my first year at the club and they have given me lots of opportunities to improve myself and I am very grateful for that.
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