Hi Tom, can you tell us Southern United fans about your
I'm obviously from Christchurch. As a youngster I played at
Nomads United and made my 1st Team debut at Woolston Tech at the
time, so I had to change over as Jordon Buchanan was at Nomads and
he was national league keeper as well. I played really well that
season then made Canterbury United that same season, which was my
first season in senior football in the national league. I was in
Canterbury United for four years then came here.
Great! What brought you to Dunedin?
My partner now fiancé got a job at Dunedin Hospital as a speech
therapist, so I made the trip down as well, got a job myself and
here I am.
Was that before this current season or have you played a
winter season here?
Yep I play for Dunedin Tech, so this was February last year so
I've been here a year now.
Are you enjoying it?
Yeah I'm loving it. Everyone's real good, the football's nice,
What about your time with the team so far. From what
we've seen you've had an awesome season in goal though the scores
might not always reflect that?
Oh I know what you mean.. the guys are awesome, we're all around
the same age, we're a young squad and everyone gets along really
well and there's some great guys there and some great talent as
well. And as far as the scores go, we probably don't have the depth
of squad to compete with the top teams week in week out. We all
have to play well to be competitive. If a couple of us don't have a
good game, it really shows and we don't have the depth to compete
if we don't play well.
How do you rate your own form this
I think I'm going alright. I'd say its probably one of the best
seasons Ive had at national league and that's mainly for the amount
of work I'm doing - obviously its good training for me and good
practise in the game if I'm super busy, no disrespect to the team
or anything, you always get busy no matter what team you're
playing. Yeah, Ive been loving it!
Everyone has certainly loved watching you
play, you've pulled off some spectacular saves out of
Yeah yeah, sometimes you just put yourself in the right
spot and more often than not when you don't even move the ball
You've been playing really well and its been
a pleasure watching you play. Good luck for the rest of the