York9 FC Signs U17 Woodbridge Forward Lowell Wright
Toronto, ON - York9 FC has added another exciting young player to their ranks, with the signing of 16-year-old forward Lowell Wright. Brampton native Wright will become the 23rd and barring injury, final player the Nine Stripes will add to their official roster for the 2020 season.
Managing consultant Angus McNab said: "The situation we have faced with the pandemic has challenged our international recruitment plans but has brought opportunity. Lowell has trained with the squad and been on Jimmy and Stally's radar for a while."
"We had been discussing offering Lowell a contract to start in January but the challenges we have faced with our international signings means Brian Lopez will not be in our 23-man roster. This means we can take the opportunity to bring Lowell into the squad six months early and gives him a phenomenal development opportunity."
Wright, who has spent time with TFC Academy, Sigma FC, and Woodbridge Strikers said: "Playing professional football has been a lifelong dream of mine and I'm happy to have achieved that at such an early age here at home. I'm excited to get to work with the coaching staff and the rest of the team. This is a great opportunity and I plan on repaying the club's faith in me with hard work and a strong commitment to the club's plans."
McNab added: "We really believe in Lowell and are investing in him. This is the longest contract the club has ever offered a player and with the club options could run until the end of 2024"
Full Name: Lowell Wright
Pronunciation: Low-ell Wright
Birth Date: August 19, 2003
Hometown: Brampton, ON
Last Club: Woodbridge
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