Alumni Update: Jamar Dixon Q & A w/ Ottawa Fury
Jersey number: 22
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Years with Fury FC: 3
Canadian International Caps: 3
At what age did you start playing soccer?
I was 5 years old.
How did you get started? How were you introduced to soccer?
My dad played. But I come from a very active family – my mom played on Canada’s netball team a long time ago – so it’s in my genes! Plus my family is Caribbean so soccer is a big thing for our community.
Where did you first start playing?
First ever club was Ottawa St. Anthony Soccer Club, played there for a few years. Then I played for the Gloucester Hornets for pretty much my whole youth.
Did you always play the same position?
I played centre-mid, I played holding midfield, I played striker, I played wing… so pretty versatile!
What’s your best memory from your grassroots days as a soccer player?
I don’t know… probably winning some tournaments. Not too specific, but definitely winning a couple tournaments!
What’s was your most memorable moment in soccer (so far)?
It was signing my first pro contract in Sweden.
Who is your role model in the soccer world, a player you look up to?
What advice would you give young soccer players?
Be willing to learn. It’s a team game, first and foremost, so you have to work as hard as you can, help your teammates. Be humble and stay focused and open-minded.
Jamar is now giving back to the Ottawa grassroots soccer community through his involvement with the FURY FIT Development Program. The program provides boys and girls aged 9-17 with supplemental skills training designed and delivered by Fury FC players and professional coaching staff.