Jack Pelter


Jack Pelter

Football player infobox
playername = Jack Pelter


fullname = Jack Anthony Pelter
height = height|metres=1.87
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1987|7|30
cityofbirth = Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
countryofbirth = England
currentclub =
clubnumber =
position = Defender
youthyears =
youthclubs = Christchurch Technical
Ferrymead Bays
Central United

years = 2005–2007
2007–2008
clubs = Canterbury United
Sunderland
caps(goals) = ? (?)
0 (0)
nationalyears = 2003–2007
2007–
nationalteam = New Zealand U17
New Zealand U20
nationalcaps(goals) =
9 (1)
pcupdate = 21:47, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
ntupdate = 23:50, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Jack Anthony Pelter (born July 30, 1987 in Barrow in Furness, England) is a footballer who plays as centre back and captain for the New Zealand national under-20 football team and who is currently a free agent.

Club career

New Zealand

Born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, Pelter emigrated with his family to New Zealand at the age of eight and entered the New Zealand Football Academy whilst twelve years old.Cite web|url=http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/the-big-interview/Globetrotting-Jack39s-so-Keane-to.3061507.jp|title=Globetrotting Jack's so Keane to impress Roy|accessdate=2008-01-01|date=July 26, 2007|publisher=Yorkshire Evening Post|author=Ben Frampton] He exhibited a love for football in his school work, writing an essay on his personal hero Roy Keane,Cite web|url=http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/the-big-interview/Globetrotting-Jack39s-so-Keane-to.3061507.jp|title=Globetrotting Jack's so Keane to impress Roy|accessdate=2008-01-01|date=July 26, 2007|publisher=Yorkshire Evening Post|author=Ben Frampton] whilst also supporting English team Blackburn Rovers.cite web |url=http://www.nzsoccer.com/page/nz_u20_men_jack_pelter.html |title=NZ U20 Men - Jack Pelter |publisher=nzfootball.co.nz |accessdate=2007-09-12] He went on to play in the National Soccer League for Christchurch Technical, Ferrymead Bays and Central United. He was taken back to England at the age of fifteen by New Zealand Knights manager Chris Turner who introduced him to the scouting teams at Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea and Swansea City.Cite web|url=http://www.stuff.co.nz/4164735a6429.html|title=Pelter may realise dream|accessdate=2008-01-01|date=August 15, 2007|publisher=The Press|author=Coen Lammers|work=Sport]

After recovering from a serious back injury on his return, Pelter moved to New Zealand Football Championship team Canterbury United in 2005.Cite web|url=http://www.stuff.co.nz/4164735a6429.html|title=Pelter may realise dream|accessdate=2008-01-01|date=August 15, 2007|publisher=The Press|author=Coen Lammers|work=Sport] Due to the semi-professional nature of football in New Zealand, Pelter had to take on other jobs to finance his football regime, with his mother later commenting "After training, he'd go to work in a bar until two in the morning to fund his career, he was running, training and swimming on his own, he used to get up on cold mornings on his own to go running".Cite web|url=http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/the-big-interview/Globetrotting-Jack39s-so-Keane-to.3061507.jp|title=Globetrotting Jack's so Keane to impress Roy|accessdate=2008-01-01|date=July 26, 2007|publisher=Yorkshire Evening Post|author=Ben Frampton]

The winner of Canterbury United's "Defender of the Year" award and runner-up for "Player of the Year" in only his first season with the club, Pelter subsequently attracted the attention of European clubs in 2007 following his international progress. Born in the United Kingdom, he was eligible to play for any EU club without the need for a work permit and reserve team and youth contracts were offered to him by Leeds United and AC Milan amongst others.Cite web|url=http://www.stuff.co.nz/4164735a6429.html|title=Pelter may realise dream|accessdate=2008-01-01|date=August 15, 2007|publisher=The Press|author=Coen Lammers|work=Sport]

underland

He took up the offer of a trial at Sunderland in July 2007, appearing in the pre-season friendly defeat against Scunthorpe United and reserve team games against Berwick Rangers and Hebburn Town.cite web|url=http://www.safc.com/team/?page_id=2623&player_id=199|title=Jack Pelter's profile on www.safc.com|accessdate=2007-12-08|publisher=SAFC] He was offered a first team contract by the club in August but an ankle injury he had picked up during the World Cup put the deal in some doubt so he was initially offered a one-month deal,Cite web|url=http://www.stuff.co.nz/4170383a19724.html|title=Hurt ankle delays Pelter signing|accessdate=2008-01-01|date=August 20, 2007|publisher=The Press|author=Coen Lammers] Cite web|url=http://www.stuff.co.nz/4191432a1823.html|title=Sunderland signs Christchurch player short-term|accessdate=2008-01-01|date=September 6, 2007|publisher=The Press|author=Coen Lammers] [cite web|url=http://www.safc.com/news/?page_id=13116|title=Pelter signs one month contract for Sunderland A.F.C.|accessdate=2007-09-08|date= 2007-09-08|year= 2007|month=09 |publisher= SAFC] before signing a one-year contract three weeks later in September 2007 on successful completion of his medical.Cite web|url=http://www.stuff.co.nz/4206520a18075.html|title=Pelter pinching himself over deal|accessdate=2008-01-01|date=September 19, 2007|publisher=The Press|author=Coen Lammers] Cite web|url=http://www.stuff.co.nz/4206220a19724.html|title=One-year deal has Pelter eyeing premiership spot|accessdate=2008-01-01|date=September 18, 2007|publisher=The Press|author=NZPA] He was released by the club at the end of the 2007–08 season, [Cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/7389966.stm|title=Sunderland release eight players|accessdate=2008-07-19|date=2008-06-04|publisher=BBC Sport] after which he trained with Bradford City. [Cite news|url=http://www.sunderlandecho.com/safc/Leicester-and-Bradford-want-exSunderland.4238784.jp|title=Leicester and Bradford want ex-Sunderland pair|accessdate=2008-07-19|date=2008-07-01|publisher=Sunderland Echo]

International career

Pelter has represented New Zealand at the Under-17 and Under-20 levels. He made his Under-17 debut, against Tahiti, in 2003. He was part of New Zealand's Under-20 World Cup 2007 squad, of which he was captain. [cite web|url=http://www.premierleague.com/page/Headlines/0,,12306~1109511,00.html|title=Jack Pelter New Zealand under 20's captain"|accessdate=2007-09-21|date= 2007-09-10|year= 2007|month=09 |publisher="www.premierleague.com"] He made his debut against Mexico on 8 July 2007 at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton also scored New Zealand's only goal of the tournament in that match, as they failed to progress beyond the group stages. [cite web|url=http://www.cbc.ca/sports/fifau20/story/2007/07/08/mexico-nz-recap.html|title="Mexico vs New Zealand under 20 world cup match report"|accessdate=2007-12-31|date= 2007-07-08|year= 2007|month=07 |publisher="cbc.ca"]

Pelter was part of the New Zealand A team that performed in the quadrangular Agribank Cup Tournament in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2006, with every game being played at the My Dinh Stadium, eventually finishing third in the tournament that also featured Vietnam the hosts, Bahrain under 21 and Thailand.New Zealand A were beaten 1–0 by Vietnam in their first game of the tournament on 25 October 2006, they were again beaten 1–0 by Thailand on 27 October.New Zealand A finally gained their first and only win beating Bahrain U21 1–0 on 29 October with Leo Shin scoring the goal. [cite web|url=http://www.rsssf.com/tablesa/agribank06.html|title="Agribank cup final standing and results"|accessdate=2007-12-31|publisher="rsssf"] [cite web|url=http://www.mainlandfootball.co.nz/news/2006/november/061109_score.pdf|title="Jack Pelter – Tour of Duty, p7,"|accessdate=2007-12-31|publisher="Mainland Football"]

References

External links

*FIFA player|268854
* [http://www.safc.com/team/?page_id=2623&player_id=199 Jack Pelter's profile] on Sunderland's official website
* [http://www.nzsoccer.com/page/nz_u20_men_jack_pelter.html Jack Pelter's profile] at NZ Soccer

Persondata
NAME = Jack Pelter
ALTERNATIVE NAMES =
SHORT DESCRIPTION = Footballer
DATE OF BIRTH = 30 July, 1987
PLACE OF BIRTH = Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England
DATE OF DEATH =
PLACE OF DEATH =


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