A promising defender/midfielder that has represented Canada at youth international level, Tim Hickson joined Whitecaps FC Residency in 2010. Born in Prince Rupert, BC, the native of Edmonton, Alberta, also spent time training in England.
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
2011: Hickson made 11 appearances during his second PDL season for Whitecaps FC Residency, as they finished third in the Northwest Division of the PDL’s Western Conference.
2010: Hickson made his PDL debut when he started the Residency team's 3-2 defeat at Victoria Highlanders FC on May 8. He made a total of 10 PDL appearances for the Residency squad that season.
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC RESIDENCY
2010-11: In Nov. 2010, Hickson appeared in five of the team’s six-match tour of Mexico, having faced the youth sides of top Mexican clubs like Estudiantes Tecos, Atotonilco FC, and Club Universidad de Guadalajara (Cachorros UDG). In Apr. 2011, the defender/midfielder was a substitute in all three Bracket C matches at Dallas Cup XXXII. This included a 3-2 win over Brazil’s Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (Apr. 17, 2011), a 2-0 defeat to Mexico's Tigres de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Tigres UANL) (Apr. 18, 2011), and a 2-0 defeat to Real Salt Lake U-17/U-18 Academy (Apr. 20, 2011) in the U-19 Super Group. He also started the 2-1 friendly win over Costa Rica's Liga Deportiva Alajuelense at Dallas Cup XXXII on Apr. 21, 2011.
2009-10: Hickson appeared in all five friendly matches of the Residency team's successful trip to Madrid, Spain, in Nov. 2009. This included a 2-2 draw versus the U-18 side of Club Atlético de Madrid on Nov. 4 and a 2-0 victory over the U-18 side of Spanish and European giants Real Madrid Club de Fútbol on Nov. 11. In the spring of 2010, Hickson started all three matches at Dallas Cup XXXI. Drawn in Bracket D of the U-19 Super Group, Hickson played against Germany's Eintracht Frankfurt (Mar. 28), United States national team (91/92 - Mar. 29), and Mexico national team (91/92 - Mar. 31). He also started the 1-1 friendly draw with Germany's TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Apr. 3. In May 2010, Hickson appeared in every match of the Residency team's two-week trip to Germany. This included all four games in the Stemwede International U-19 Youth Tournament and two friendly wins over SuS Holzhausen on May 24 and JFV Jung-Elstern U-19's on May 26.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
2008-09: In March 2009, Hickson had a one-month trial with then English Premier League outfit Middlesbrough FC.
U-18: The defender/midfielder’s first call-up to the Canadian national team program was with the country’s U-18 squad for a Jan. 2011 camp in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Between 2003 and 2010, Hickson was a member of Southwest United Sports Club of the Edmonton Interdistrict Youth Soccer Association. Serving as team captain, he won three Alberta youth provincial championship titles with the club, as well as a bronze medal with Southwest United’s U-14 side at the 2007 Canadian Futsal Championship in North Vancouver, BC. Hickson also played senior men's soccer with Edmonton Green & Gold. It was with the Alberta Major Soccer League club that Hickson earned a silver medal at the 2009 Alberta men's provincial championship. As a member of the Alberta provincial team program, Hickson won bronze medals at both the 2008 and 2009 Canadian U-16 All-Star Championship tournaments. It was also in 2009 that Hickson claimed a silver medal with Alberta's U-18 side at the 2009 Canada Games in Prince Edward Island. From 2007 to 2010, Hickson was also a member of the Canadian Soccer Association's National Training Centre (Prairies region) program.
Hickson currently attends Burnaby Central Secondary School as part of the Residency program. From 2005 to 2010, the defender/midfielder was a student at Vimy Ridge Academy in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. He also studied at Crawford Bay Elementary School (1998 to 2000) in Crawford Bay, BC, as well as at Edmonton's Lansdowne Elementary School (2000 to 2003) and Donnan Elementary-Junior High School (2003 to 2005). His parents are Jill and Clive Hickson, while he has a sister named Selena.
Hickson is an avid supporter of English Premier League side Chelsea FC. When not concentrating on his soccer career, the defender/midfielder enjoys reading.