Welcome to FirstPoint USA, Louis Parham. Louis hails from Essex and is currently at student at Seevic College where he is studying his A Levels. We recently caught up with the soccer player to find out some more about him, why he wishes to study in the states, and his aspirations for the future.
Louis tells us that he has previously played soccer at academy level for Tottenham and Barnet. As well as this, Louis tells us that he used to run nationally in 1500m. Highlighting that his favourite sporting memory to date would have to be running in the national final of the 1500m. Louis placed third overall and tells us that it was a huge honour to have won third place in the country; he even managed to surprise himself with his efforts!
We asked Louis why he wished to pursue a scholarship to the states. He told us it was because he is completely in love with soccer. Stating, “being given the chance to play soccer, and to study out in a place like America with loads of new people, is an opportunity I could personally never turn down.” Adding, “I think I’m looking forward to the travelling for away games, and playing in front of thousands of people.”
To learn that bit more about our clients, we often ask them who their top three sports people are; Louis had this to say...
“I admire John Terry as he is the only remaining, true English centre back. I have always admired him for his leadership and courage on the pitch – never backing out of a tackle and not being scared to bash an opponent around a bit.
I admire N’Golo Kante; he’s made the position of centre defensive midfield a recognised position. A lot of players play this position and put in a lot of hard work and it’s never really noticed. I’m glad Kante has finally brought this position to light, because it’s where I play.
My final sportsman would be Hason Williams, previous pro basketball player. I just really enjoyed watching him on court, and his technique is just unbelievable.”
Finally, we asked Louis where he sees himself being in 10 years time. He states that he hopes to have obtained his degree, to be married, and to be playing in the MLS.