Grand Rapids, MI – Grand Rapids Football Club announced this morning the signing of English Midfielder Liam Bickett for the 2019 National Premier Soccer League season.
Bickett, 23, has a wealth of experience overseas. During his time as a youth, he spent time with Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, and Bury FC. He spent two seasons playing at the Nike Academy, competing against the likes of Barcelona, Tottenham, and Roma. The last two seasons he has played for Salford City and Northwich Victoria in England.
“I am delighted to have signed for such a well-established club as GRFC” said Bickett. “It’s a new challenge for me as a player living overseas and playing in a different culture and I am looking forward to getting started. I’m excited to meet the players and staff and working with them to have a successful season. I’ve heard a lot about the fans and the incredible support they show and I can’t wait to play in front of them.”
GRFC Head Coach Lewis Robinson commented “Liam’s experience at various academies and top-level set ups made him a very attractive player to us. He will be a huge asset in the NPSL for us and we can’t wait to get him on the field in blue this summer.”
GRFC will return to Houseman Field on Saturday, May 4th as the Boys in Blue host Livonia City at 7:30pm. Additional home dates include May 11th, May 18th, May 31st, June 9th, June 16th, June 28th, June 30th, and July 13th. The club will also compete in the Michigan Milk Cup and the US Amateur Cup with competition dates being announced at a later time.
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