A talented striker from Surrey, BC, William Grayson joined Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency in September 2014 after playing for Surrey United FC in the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL).
Prior to joining Whitecaps FC, Grayson played his entire youth career in his hometown of Surrey, BC. Grayson started playing soccer with the Surrey Youth Soccer Association at the U-6 age group and stayed with club until the U-12 level. Moving on to Surrey Guildford United, the striker played for both the U-13 and U-14 sides over the course of two seasons. Grayson then transferred to BCSPL team Surrey United FC, where he played three seasons, moving from the U-15 side to the U-17 side over his time with the club.
With Surrey United FC, Grayson won back-to-back BCSPL league titles in 2012 and 2013, as well as BC Provincial Premier Cups in the same years. With Grayson on board, Surrey United FC also won the 2013 Northwest Champions Cup and the 2014 Nike Crossfire Challenge Cup. Grayson and Surrey United FC also won a Canadian Soccer Association national championship at the U-16 level.
Grayson currently attends Burnaby Central Secondary, and is eyeing graduation in June 2015. Other than his family (which consists of his dad, Paul, his mom, Tammie, and his sister, Haley), Grayson points to his coach at Surrey United FC, Aleks Borojevic, as the greatest influence on his soccer career.
Grayson is a fan of English Premier League legends Arsenal FC, while his favourite player is Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. One day, the young forward hopes to play at the home stadium of Manchester United FC, Old Trafford. In his career, Grayson hopes to play a long term key role for a successful professional football club. At the same time, Grayson wishes to take a part on the development of soccer across Canada and ultimately help Canadian soccer become much more competitive on the world stage. Off the soccer pitch, Grayson enjoys freestyle skiing, snowboarding, dirt biking, and listening to music.