Parfitt-Williams Signs With West Ham United

June 2, 2015

Footballer Djair Parfitt-Williams has signed a professional contract with West Ham United that will see him remain with the club until June 2017.

Parfitt-Williams was the U18’s top goal scorer this season with nine strikes.

After the signing, the footballer said, “Ever since I was young I’ve always wanted to be a professional footballer, so it feels really good.

“It’s nice to see my hard work recognised. I do a lot of extra training and I’m always watching football. For my hard work to come out on the pitch is excellent.

“I’ve known the contract was coming for a while, so it’s nice to finally sign it. It felt kind of weird.”

Parfitt-Williams’ impressive performances culminated in his nomination for the prestigious Dylan Tombides Award at this year’s Player Awards.

“It was nice to be nominated for the award. I was unlucky not to win it but it’s just nice to be recognised as one of the best players at the Academy.

“It’s great to be top goal scorer. I’ve worked hard on my finishing which has paid off in my games.”

Following the close of the regular Barclays U21 Premier League season, Parfitt-Williams played, and excelled, in the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens tournament, scoring against Hong Kong Premier League champions Kitchee.

In a successful campaign by West Ham United, they were just pipped to the title by Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid, losing narrowly 3-2 in the final.

The impressive showing in Hong Kong follows further good news for the Academy after 18-year-old Reece Burke broke into the first team in the latter stages of the season.

Parfitt-Williams continued: “Reece breaking into the first team is great. It’s a huge incentive for me and all the other players trying to break into the first team. It’s made me hungrier to get there. I’ve been teammates with Reece since I came to West Ham as a U15.

“I’m pleased for him. There is a good atmosphere around the academy at the moment. This generation coming through at the Academy has a lot of talent and a few boys here have a real good chance of making it.”

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  1. Richard says:

    You make us proud!

  2. Scooby says:

    Way to go Djair. Congrats and keep up the good work. Love Aunt Scooby, Kyrie & Kyon.

  3. Whistling Frog says:

    Well done young man. All the best.

  4. Quinton Sherlock says:

    Well don’t Djair, keep up the good work. Your #1 fan in Ghana!!!!

  5. Island Spice says:

    Djair you continue to do good…You’re a great football player…I’m sure your mama and Papa must be very proud!!! Keep up the good skills….Your a STAR!