Name: Jamie Watson
Position: Right Back
Home Town: Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Former Teams: Raith Rovers
Recent Awards: Development League East Champions 16/17 & 17/18. Malcolm Szpera Award - Development Player of the Year 17/18. SPFL League 1 winner 19/20
Head Coach Deano Morley's Take: "Jamie is a very special young man. He is mature, level headed, and well prepared to meet the demands of being a student-athlete. He truly values this opportunity to use his talents to earn a university degree whilst continuing his football development in our environment. We are delighted to bring him to Canada, his footballing background is very impressive and I've no doubts he will make an instant impact on the game in Canada and build a reputation as being one of the best full-backs in the country. He has all the ingredients you could hope to find in a full back, he is big and strong, tackles hard and is tough in the air; but he is also an excellent technician, composed on the ball, and has tremendous athleticism to spring forward into attack and deliver quality into the box; he will bring us great width. We cant wait to work with him and we are excited to see what he adds to our championship culture."
Why did you choose CBU? "I chose CBU because I want to continue playing football at a high level and get a degree at the same time. I don't see a better place for me to do this with all the success the team has had in recent years by winning championships ."
How do you see yourself helping the CAPERS next season? "I see myself helping the CAPERS because I believe that I can bring some experience. As a right-back, an attribute of mine is that I can get up and down the wing, get crosses in and provide assists and maybe a few goals to help the team to more championships."