Parkes signs professional contract

By SFC Media time Fri 02 Dec Adam Parkes

Young goalkeeper Adam Parkes has signed his first professional contract with Southampton Football Club.

The 17-year-old stopper, who has been with Saints since the age of ten, has put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him at the club until June 2019.

“I am very happy,” explained Parkes.

“For most young people it’s a dream to get a professional contract in football, so it’s really time for me to kick on from here now.

“It’s been a lot of hard work over the years. Not just for me but also for my parents and everyone that has helped me along the way – so I am really happy.

“It’s been a pleasure to be here for such a long time. The facilities have developed ever since I’ve been here, as has my game.”

Adam Parkes signs his first professional contract with Southampton Football Club with Les Reed and Matt Hale at the Staplewood campus on the 2nd December 2016
Adam Parkes with Matt Hale and Les Reed

Parkes has made 11 starts for the Under-18s so far this term, as well as stepping up to make two appearances for the Under-23s.

And the Weymouth-born keeper has high hopes for the future.

“My season so far has been full of ups and downs,” he continued.

“But I am very happy where I am now and my aim is to break into the Under-23s more, as well playing regularly for the Under-18s.

“Hopefully then I might get the chance to have a few sessions with the first team - that would be great for me.”

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