A dynamic midfielder that has represented Canada at the youth international level, Mitchell Piraux joined Whitecaps FC Residency in Sept. 2011 after playing for Calgary Foothills Rapids U-16 squad.
ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE
2010-11: In Aug. 2010, Piraux travelled to England for a two-week trial with Swindon Town FC. The midfielder trained with Swindon Town's U-16 and U-18 academy teams and had the opportunity to play against the academy teams of Arsenal FC, Cardiff City FC, and Manchester City FC.
U-18: In Nov. 2011, Piraux took part in a 10-day training camp in San Jose, Costa Rica, with Canada’s U-18 development squad. U-15: As a member of Canada's U-15 national team, Piraux played in a 3-1 win (Oct. 28, 2010) and a 2-1 defeat (Oct. 30, 2010) versus the United States U-15 squad at The Home Depot Center complex in Carson, California. Piraux has also trained with the Canadian Soccer Association's National Training Centre (Prairies region) program.
Starting his soccer career at the U-10 level, the midfielder appeared for Eastside Soccer Club, NorthWest Soccer Club, and Calgary Blizzard Soccer Club until the U-14 level in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta. He then moved to Calgary Foothills Soccer Club, where he played for their top-tier Rapids team at U-14 and U-16 levels. His time in Calgary youth soccer includes three Alberta provincial indoor championship titles at the U-12 (2006-07), U-14 (2008-09), and U-16 (2009-10) levels. Piraux has also represented the province of Alberta at the U-15 and U-16 levels.
A product of Calgary, Alberta, the midfielder's parents are Glenda and Tim Piraux, while he has a sister named Jordan. As a student, Piraux attended Pineridge Elementary School (2001 to 2007), Clarence Sansom Junior High School (2007 to 2010), and Central Memorial High School (2010 to 2011).
When Piraux is not concentrating on his soccer career, the midfielder enjoys playing video games as well as playing other sports like golf and tennis. He also likes spending time with friends. His favourite food is chicken and pasta, while he enjoys following his favourite team in English Premier League giants Manchester United FC. He is also a fan of Liverpool FC and England star Steven Gerrard.