Why Denver's pushing on


Goalkeeper Denver Crickmore who has moved south to join Jets.

DENVER Crickmore has signed for Moreton Bay United looking for challenges.

The 23-year-old goalkeeper made the short trip south from Sunshine Coast Wanderers and is now working back to full fitness.

He spent three seasons at Wanderers helping the club win promotion to the NPL Queensland, for the first time, last season.

But after speaking to Jets' coach Royce Brownlie he decided to move.

“I liked the idea of how we play here, it’s a very competitive team and I want to push myself more,” said Denver.

“I think Moreton Bay is a better fit for me, so hopefully I’ll strive here and we’ll get a bit higher in the competition. I hope this team can make top four.

“Personally, I want to get back into swing of things after the break and get the most out of this season. I want to get back to where I was before the break.

“I’ve had a few months off. Three weeks ago I was struggling, but I’m easing into it now so hopefully in five or six weeks I’ll be back to full fitness.”

Wanderers lost their first five matches of the 2020 NPL season before the shutdown, including a 4-2 defeat at Wolter Park to Jets.

Denver will miss our first two matches after the NPL resumption on July 24, due to a suspension from last season’s grand final.

But when he does return, we can expect a keeper looking to “own the six-yard the box, take crosses and organise everyone”, he said.

Denver was living on the Sunshine Coast until at the age of 16 when he joined Brisbane Roar’s youth set-up for three seasons.

At 19 he moved down to Sydney Olympic for one year, before returning to Queensland and joining Redlands before three years at Sunshine Coast Wanderers who came up through the FQPL.

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