Jerrad Tyson - Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Jerrad joined the Goalkeeping Australia Academy in 2004 as a 15 year old and spent 3 years working in our Sunshine Coast Training Centre before being offered a Scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2007. In that season Jerrad made 15 appearances for the AIS in the Victorian Premier League and was also selected and made his international debut for the Young Socceroos - U20 Australian Team.
In 2008 and 2009 Jerrad player in the Queensland State League for Sunshine Coast Fire and Brisbane Strikers and was named Goalkeeper of the Year. In 2010 he was signed by A-League Club Gold Coast United and would remain at the cub for the next 2 years winning the National Youth League Championship and making 15 first Team appearances in the A-League. Jerrad was also selected and played for the Olyroos - Australian U23 Team that year.
In 2012 Jerrad was signed by West Sydney Wanderers as the number 2 keeper making a handfull of 1st team appearances including Asian Champions League games. In 2014 he signed for Hong Kong Premier League team Sun Pegasus FC as their 1st team goalkeeper.
After 1 season in Hong Kong Jerrad has returned to Australia and has been signed by A-League team Perth Glory FC for the 2015/2016 season.
Jerrad was signed again by the Western Sydney Wanderers FC for the 2016/17 season .
"My years training under John and his coaching staff were without question the most important of my career. The Goalkeeping Australia Academy offered me the opportunity to advance my skills as a goalkeeper, whilst developing my mentallity to handle life as a professional footballer from an early age.
I see John as close friend and mentor as he is to all academy members and having now moved on to a successful professional career in Asia, I utilize the academy as well as his knowledge as a constant point of support, guidance and advice.
I'm incredibly proud to be a graduate and member of this academy and look forward to seeing all the stars, Matilda's and Socceroos it will produce in the future.”
Jerrad Tyson - Perth Glory FC