HALIFAX: Fall River native Scott Firth impressed the Halifax Wanderers and Head coach Stephen Hart during play this season in the Canadian Premier League enough they have re-signed the Lockview High student.
The news was announced in a release on Nov. 19.
Firth equipped himself well in his first professional season, balancing his studies with professional sport, making eight appearances for the Wanderers for a total of 290 minutes on the pitch.
“It feels really good that the club has the confidence in me for a second year and I’m glad to get started next season with the team,” Firth said in a team release.
The 18-year-old is a player Hart has known about for years, having watched him develop as a young player with local team Suburban. Firth went to nationals with Suburban.
“Scott is young and improving all the time and he is fantastic in the dressing room and he has shown a willingness to learn,” Hart said.
Composure on the ball and a tidy range of passing, previously earned Firth trials with Portuguese clubs Sporting and Benfica, as well as Toronto FC.
They’re technical skills he’s continued to work on since being a part of the Wanderers set up.
Many who know Firth also know about his spectacular ability to juggle the ball, once keeping it in the air for 45 minutes and a staggering 5,200 touches!
“I’ve said it before but it’s a dream come true being able to play in front of the Halifax fans, stepping onto the field was amazing last season,” said Firth on Nov. 19. “I hope for the same energy this year.”