Talented and promising goalkeeper who has graduated through the club’s Academy, climbing from the youth ranks to assert himself as an indispensable foundation of the first team squad.
Represented North Somerset Schools and Plymouth Argyle Juniors prior to joining Weston where he was the first choice for Somerset County Under 18s. Selected for the English Colleges side followed by a call-up to the British Colleges side.
Experience at Western (Toolstation) league level with Biddestone, Odd Down and Weston St. Johns. An “ever present” in the Weston Youth side that won the Premier Division Somerset Floodlight Youth League 2008/09.
Recognised with multiple England C call-ups, Purnell has established himself as one of the finest goalkeepers in non-league football. His consistency and loyalty have earned him fan favourite status.