WR Nield’s passion for the game (VIDEO)

Spartans standout has gone on two unofficial visits.

Centennial Spartans Tommy Nield is hoping to improve a few aspects of his game.

Tommy Nield

Wide Receiver, Slotback

6’2, 178 lbs

Centennial Spartans (high school: CWOSSA)
Guelph Jr. Gryphons (OFC)


Official Visits:
Guelph, Western

Guelph, McMaster, Western, Open


Tommy Nield began playing football at the age of 8 and never looked back.

The receiver has played for the Guelph Gryphons of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC) and Guelph District 10’s Centennial Spartans of the Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association (CWOSSA).

In his play with both, Nield has experienced a number of accomplishments, including being a member of Team Ontario in the Football Canada Cup, but winning two championships in the same year leads the bunch.

“When I won the OFC and District-10 championships in the same year, it was a product of a goal I’ve had for a long time,” said Nield, who was named junior male athlete of the year at his high school and was subsequently selected as a District-10 offensive all-star. “A lot of my teammates played with me on both teams, so to go through a year and win with guys I already knew was really special.”

Nield trains throughout the year, but this summer he’s hoping to hone in on a couple of areas he thinks he could improve: strength and speed.  At the collegiate level, he feels these skills are heavily depended on and wants to assure that he’ll be ready come 2017.

“I usually just make my workouts fairly spaced out and try to hit as many spots in the week as possible. The CIS means bigger players, more experienced players, and this summer if I really focus on strength and speed I could give myself an advantage heading into my first season.”

Nield is undecided on where he’ll eventually play but he isn’t too worried.

“My parents and coaches told me to enjoy the process and let everything play out naturally – that’s what I’m doing as of now.”

The schools he is currently considering, though, are Guelph, McMaster and Western. Of those three, he said he likes “what they all
represent”, and that he has unofficially visited Guelph and Western. Wherever he ends up, he is planning on graduating with a degree and letting football take him as far as it can.

“I’m definitely going to put studying first but football is naturally always going to be one of my priorities because I love the game. With everything it’s given me, I’m just going to keep playing it for as long as I can.”

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