OPC: Team Central Minor RB Park prepared to play with heart

The countdown begins to CanadaFootballChat.com Ontario Prospect Challenge on the May 1st weekend.  In the days leading up to OPC, CFC will preview the teams, coaches and players participating in the big event.

Cameron Park wears his heart on his sleeve when he’s competing on the field.

“Every time I go on the field, I put my heart into every play,” elaborated the running back.

Throughout his career, he has played for the Oshawa Hawkeyes of the Ontario Minor Football League (OMFL). During his time there, Park experienced the highlight of his career as the team enjoyed consecutive back-to-back undefeated seasons.

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Over time, Park has grown accustomed to playing his main position.

“I play running back because that’s the position I started playing in football,” added the offensive standout, who looks up to and emulates his brother Tristan on the field. “I like it because that’s the position I’m best at.”

This weekend, Park will participate as a member of Team Central’s minor squad at the Ontario Prospect Challenge.

“I wanted to get to know other people and know who they are other than just seeing them in the field and playing against them,” explained Park for his reasons for trying out for OPC.

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Overall, the running back has been satisfied with the OPC process thus far.

“It has been amazing to get to know the coach’s and to build a friendship with the players,” said Park.  “It is a great experience to get a lot of knowledge from the coaches for football.”

As for the pressure of playing a big game such as this one, Park is prepared to handle it and has been assessing what he needs to do to achieve success on the field.

“I going to always be myself and work hard and play as a team,” commented the Team Central running back.  “I am going to think about my job and what I’m going to do on the field.”

Furthermore, he is thrilled to play alongside some new and familiar faces.

“I am looking forward to meeting new people and getting to know them,” added Park.  “I’m excited to play with all my teammates because I played against them for many years and it’s good to compete with them then against.”

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Ultimately, the Team Central running back would like to accomplish a couple of things come Saturday.

“My personal goal is to get better at football and the team goal is to try to beat Ottawa,” offered Park.

Beyond OPC, the offensive standout is aiming towards achieving a long term goal.

“I want to someday to be a professional football player,” expressed Park.

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