Written By Will Boehmer
Congratulations to William Tønning on signing with IFK Luleå for the 2022 season.
After a stint with Ytterhoglas IK last season, William is poised to continue his progression this season with IFK Luleå.
“I’m really happy about this next step with Luleå, I know the club has high aspirations and I’m excited to be a part of it,” said William. I really can’t thank OPSM and Jeff (Addai) enough for all their support and advice throughout the years so far.”
“I’m super excited to be with Leleå for this coming season and I’m hoping to help take them right back up!”
William attended OPSM’s Ottawa Residency camp in the summer of 2020, where he managed to impress our Agency scouts throughout with his charisma and technical abilities.
His quality on the pitch, and good relationship with OPSM ended up leading to a player-agent relationship between OPSM and William. After picking him up as a professional prospect in October of 2021, OPSM helped William land his first professional contract with Swedish second division side, Ytterhogdlas IK.
The Danish-Canadian keeper has built himself quite a CV throughout his career in Denmark and Canada. William played for top-Danish side Vestsjaelland at age of 14, where he was a part of a Vestsjaelland team that was the 2x winner of the Danish U19 2nd Division, and two times the runner’s up. After this successful youth career, WIlliam decided to come to Canada to attend University. His collegiate football career took him to Brandon University where he collected six individual awards including goalkeeper of the season for in soccer and team MVP for Futsal twice in 2019 and 2020. As William planned to move on to MacEwan University in January 2021, Covid ended up halting his transfer.
Through the pandemic, William continued to train hard on his own and always visualized his success. When asked about how the Ottawa Residency camp helped his progression, Will had nothing but praise for the program.
“I really enjoyed the camp. It helped me build my confidence back up and get acclimated back to the pace of the game after a long time without playing because of the pandemic.”
After finding some fitness at the Residency Program, William was ready to for a professional opportunity, and with the help of OPSM’s network, and some hard work sending out emails to pro clubs on his own, William landed a trial and eventual contract with Ytterhogdals IK.
William hopes that his good form from this past season with Ytterhogdals IK which included multiple PK saves in a Cup win,as well as some clean sheets, will translate into more on field success with IFK Luleå where he expects to have an impact right away.
OPSM wishes William the best of luck and know he is primed for another great season!
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