Move was 'no brainer'


Defender Nathan Beagley who has joined Moreton Bay United.

Jets’ new signing Nathan Beagley said “there was only one club for me” when he decided to leave Lions.


“It was a no brainer,” said the 21-year-old defender, “I know Royce is a great coach. I know Tommy Aulton and Declan Smith.


“Squad is very competitive and that is what I like. It’s not going to be a walk in the park, it’s going to be a challenge which I am up for.


“I’m here to show what I can do and try to make an impression on the team.”


Nathan first spoke to coach Royce Brownlie in the summer when leaving Brisbane City, but eventually opted for Lions.


He felt “things could have worked out” at Richlands, but only played two games after injury hit his hopes of getting in the squad.

Jets coach Royce Brownlie

“It was a lack of game time really,” said Nathan, who came up through the Under 18s and 20s at Brisbane Strikers before moving to City.


“I enjoyed the club (Lions), the coaches, the team, but it was just not for me. At 21, I want to be playing regularly.


“I always wanted to come to Moreton Bay so when the opportunity came up again, I was happy to take it.”


His first match, just after signing on the dotted line was, ironically, against Lions in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Wolter Park last weekend.


Nathan said from full back he loves to get “up and down the pitch”. “I love helping the attack and defence as much as I can,” he said.


“I hope I can help this team make the finals and keep pushing on as player … get a bit of consistency in my game.”


Nathan will be going back to Brisbane Strikers on Sunday when Jets make the short trip to Perry Park, kick-off 6pm.

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