The University of Northern British Columbia Women’s Soccer team has added a dose of size, speed, and dedication to its roster, officially announcing the commitment of Fia Cameron to the program for the 2023 Canada West season.
“UNBC stood out because it is a smaller community and a smaller school, which I thin k is going to be an easier transition for me coming from a small town and small high school. I’ve really enjoyed Neil’s coaching style. Even in just the couple days I have been here, I have learned a lot. The team has been really nice and welcoming, and has given me a lot of tips and information for soccer and school, as well.”
Cameron is a product of Revelstoke, but played her club soccer with Thompson Okanagan FC, meaning she would make a multi-hour trip multiple times a week to train. UNBC coach Neil Sedgwick has been tracking Cameron’s development, and is thrilled to welcome a player and person of her quality to the program.
“We are really thrilled to welcome Fia to our program. She has shown a real commitment to her growth through her consistent attendance at Thompson Okanagan FC, traveling from her hometown of Revelstoke to all TOFC training and games. Every time I have seen her play, she shows improvement. I am excited to see where Fia will be in a year, and throughout her time with the Timberwolves.”
A six-foot winger who can play as a striker, Cameron plays with pace and possesses a frame that gives defenders problems. Dedicated to getting better every time she steps on the pitch, Cameron is ready to make the step to the U SPORTS level this summer.
“Speed is one of my strengths. I use that to my advantage to beat people on the wing. I love delivering balls into the box to try to get other people scoring opportunities.”
Cameron visited UNBC’s Prince George campus for an identification camp, joining a large group of athletes looking to take the step to the Canada West level. She was able to train with the current Timberwolves and learn from the varsity coaching staff, and says the experience was affirmational that she had made the right choice in committing to the green and gold.
“It was really exciting. It made it feel real. It makes me really excited and ready to come next year. It has been my goal for a long time to play university, so it makes me feel really good to accomplish that.”
Set to graduate from Revelstoke Secondary School in June, Cameron plans to study sciences at UNBC, focusing on biochemistry. She will join her new teammates for training camp in the summer.
“I love the competitive aspect of it, and the team atmosphere. I love winning with the team, over winning on your own.”
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