Joel Thompson (age 18)
When it comes to goalkeeping, most have their forte, their strong suit, their specialty. Very few goalkeepers have the aptitude to show total competency in all aspects of the position. Joel is one of those very few! Frighteningly quick, possessing an explosive capacity to rival something more suited to modern warfare, Joel has it all; clean hands, nimble feet, speed, agility, balance, composure, accurate and varied distribution and a mentality to compliment his physicality . In fact over the past 4 years I don't think any question has been asked more than, "why hasn't Joel been picked up by a club?" Knowing that that is quite simply the nature of the game, his work ethic has never once wained. A consistent picture of total focus, passion and dedication, Joel is the epitome of the perfect goalkeeper in the making. Always positive, yet justly grounded, Joel has finally been given the inevitable opportunity to join a professional club by Brentford FC after we recommended he attend their open trials. After qualifying through a series of rounds, Joel is now in to the final stage of the trials, where he has been selected to play against Brentford U21s.