Welcome back to In The Spotlight, the website interview series where we get to know more about the players who don the Gladiator blue, today’s entry is forward Joel Purkiss


Name: Joel Purkiss
Position: Forward
Date Of Birth: 21/06/1990
Home town: Sheffield
Former Clubs: Rushall Olympic – Chasetown – Sheffield FC
Supporter of: Sheffield Wednesday
Best Ground Played On: Hillsborough
Worst Ground Played On: Sheffield FCs at Xmas
Favourite Goal Scored: Stoppage time winner a volley away at Belper when I was 17
Most Memorable Moment In Football: Going over to play in New York and Florida
Worst Moment in Football: Ruptured my spleen playing when I was 17
Best Mate In Football: 3 of them all play and at different levels! Elliot Simpson at Hallam FC. Kyle Walker at Tottenham and Joe Jerrison at Sheffield bankers
Best Moment At Matlock Town: I’ve not had a best yet but worst is having to listen to Ted (Cribley) moan all the time again!
Hobbies: Football, golf, bowling any kind of sports
Favourite TV Programme: Family Guy or Two and a half men
Favourite Choice Of Music: RnB and hip hop
Favourite Song: Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t no mountain high enough
Favourite Clothing Label: Pegador
Favourite Food: Nandos
Favourite Drink: Southern Comfort and lemonade
Favourite Video Game: Fifa and Roller coaster Tycoon

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