Western’s reputation attracts 2

Western adds a top Ontario commit and a local commit to their 2019 class.

CFC100 Kristian Milford, a linebacker from Holy Trinity Catholic High School, and Liam Fulton, a defensive back from A.B. Lucas Secondary School, are set to bring their competitiveness to the Western Mustangs.

CFC100 Kristian Milford

There was no shortage of reasons as to why Kristian Milford chose the Western Mustangs. “The first being the reputation that the football program holds as a dominate force in the league,” he said. “I’m a competitive person, so winning is something that matters to me. The entire roster is full of talent and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

It’s also important to feel like you belong, and Milford felt just that with Western. “I feel like I fit best with the culture Western holds. On my visit, I found it easy to talk to the team and learn more about the program,” he said.

Courtesy of Kristian Milford.

Milford, who is 6’2, 190lbs, added that he feels this is the best opportunity for him. “I have a chance to come into a talented group and act as a sponge, only getting better and soaking up more knowledge to try and compete on the field,” he said.

It will be the coaches who will help Milford absorb as much as he can. He said that many of the coaches are new at Western. When Milford spoke with Coach Grandy, he was still coaching with Guelph. “So, we already had a relationship when he moved to Western,” Milford said.

“Head Coach Marshall has shown me nothing but support in finishing up my academics before I begin my university journey. I like Coach Watson’s attitude in the weight room. He has helped create a real brotherhood in the weight room and you can feel it in the whole building.”

Milford added that the other coaches have shown nothing but praise and hope for him as a university student and athlete. He is interested in either sociology or criminology.

Milford has been a member of the Burlington Stampeders since he was eight. He also played BMFA house-league football. The product of Oakville, Ontario, suited up for the Holy Trinity Titans (HCAA) as well. In 2015, he participated in the Fox 40 Prospect Challenge.

“In 2017, we were able to win the first Halton Catholic Championship,” Milford said of the Titans. “It was a very proud moment for me and all my brothers. We worked so hard all year and definitely felt we deserved it.”

Milford was nominated as a defensive and offensive league all-star in 2017. The following season, he said the Titans fell short of their goal of repeating as HCAA champions. “We still had a great season,” he said. He was nominated as a defensive all-star this past season.

Liam Fulton

Liam Fulton is a local product, already calling London, Ontario his hometown. He played with the A.B. Lucas Vikings (TVRA) in high school.

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