Don’t blink, or you may miss the previous Western Canadian champion on the pitch
Jamaica. Barbados. Calgary. Toronto. Prince George.
Dominic Parris has hopped throughout North America in his 21 years of life, and now finds himself committing to taking part in his subsequent soccer chapter within the northern capital.
Right this moment (Jan. 28), he formally signed with UNBC males’s soccer in hopes of lifting the Timberwolves to a constructive 2021-22 Canada West marketing campaign, ought to COVID-19 enable one within the fall.
Parris isn’t any stranger to the U-SPORTS stage of footy and considers his velocity to be a motive for his lifelong success within the sport.
“I’m a quick participant. Jamaican roots, you understand? I wish to run,” the striker mentioned in a workforce launch.
“I’m a fairly fast participant, and really versatile, as effectively. I’m fairly good on the ball. I’ve good imaginative and prescient, and I like to attain objectives. Hopefully I can bang a pair in and get a pair assists this season.”
Parris’ switch to Prince George comes with expertise from considered one of Canada’s prime males’s soccer packages, the York College Lions within the Ontario convention, who most just lately received the nationwide bronze medal in 2019-20.
He was on the coaching roster for the Lions that 12 months, however determined to not use his eligibility, based on UNBC Athletics.
Nevertheless, with the Lions, Parris realized learn how to be extra explosive on the pitch, and is conscious of the expectations of a balancing faculty whereas competing on the highest stage of collegiate soccer.
“I wish to make my very own mark right here and, after all, assist the boys obtain large issues. Hopefully we are able to win the entire thing. It’s important to attempt excessive, in order that’s what I’m wanting ahead to,” he mentioned whereas noting that soccer is his life’s ardour, and appears to channel that power in hopes of incomes a championship title with the inexperienced and gold.
“It’s one thing I’ve been doing since I used to be strolling, principally. One thing about it; I sit up for doing it each day. There are by no means any days the place I get up and really feel like I don’t wish to work out or play soccer. Everybody in my household performs. It’s nice, and I sit up for it each day.”
Parris additionally discovered himself transferring to northern B.C. by the use of his father, who lives in Prince George, and have become accustomed to the T-Wolves.
He nearly instantly made an impression with Head Coach Steve Simonson after deciding to switch and prepare with the workforce.
“Dom brings robust athleticism and attacking prowess to the group and I believe he will probably be a really constructive addition,” defined Simonson in the identical assertion.
“He additionally suits the chemistry of the group very well. He’s humble, hard-working, and will probably be a incredible member of the Timberwolves household.”
A few of Parris’ footy accolades embody:
- Below-16 Western Canadian Championship with Staff Alberta
- Below-16 Membership Nationals fourth-place end with Foothills FC (Calgary)
- Below-14 Membership Nationals silver medal with Foothills FC (Calgary)
If a few of Parris’ new teammates determine to return to UNBC for the 2021-22 season, he can be considered one of 4 internationally-born gamers on the boys’s soccer roster.
This consists of Hussein Behery (Egypt), Kensho Ando (Japan) and Aboubacar Cisse (Mali).
COVID-19 cancelled 2020-21 out of respect for participant, coach, workers, volunteer and fan security, however allowed gamers to not use a 12 months of their eligibility.