Calgary, AB (January 20, 2023) – Cavalry FC of the Canadian Premier League has signed 23-year-old striker Ethan Beckford from Simcoe County Rovers FC to a multi-year contract.
The English-born, Canadian resident forward began his professional career with Toronto FC, coming through their academy to playing for Toronto FC II. Upon leaving Toronto FC, Beckford joined the NCAA with Penn State over multiple seasons. Following a short stint in England, Beckford returned to Canada in 2021 and signed with Simcoe Rovers FC of League 1 Ontario, where he scored 15 goals in 17 league appearances, and two goals in two playoff appearances.
“I’m very thankful to be given the opportunity to play for Cavalry FC,” says Beckford. “Each day I push to become stronger as a footballer, and with this group of staff I know that I am in the perfect environment to do so. I can’t wait to take the pitch with my teammates and play in front of the best supporters in the league.”
“Ethan is a player we’ve been monitoring for a while. He’s had an interesting development path where he’s experienced several different environments and still has some great room to grow,” says Cavalry FC Head Coach and General Manager, Tommy Wheeldon Jr. “ What we like about him, is that he suits our system first and foremost. He can lead from the front, protect the ball, dribble at defenders, presses well and he has a very good goal-scoring record in all levels he’s played”.