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Getting to know: Tom Dickson-Peters

14 June 2021

As the pre-season of the 2021-2022 campaign nears, we’re getting to know Norwich City Academy’s players in a bit more detail!

Next up is City striker Tom Dickson-Peters. You can watch our video below or take a look at our transcription of everything you need to know about the young forward!

How long have you been at Norwich and what’s your story behind joining the club?

TDP: “I first came here when I was Under-15s, I’m 18 now, so it’s about three years that I’ve been at the club now. I was playing at grassroots level and my agent knew Steve Weaver, then he organised a trial. Thankfully, Steve let me join the Academy!”

What position do you play?

TDP: “I play striker. I did play centre-back for a season in Sunday league!"

How would you describe yourself as a player?

TDP: “I think I’m quite an athletic striker, I like to score goals. I like to come in and move positions sometimes as well, but recently I’ve just been running in behind and it’s given me a lot of success”

Who have you known the longest at the club?

TDP: “When I first came, it was Tony [Springett], Abu [Kamara], Jaden [Warner], Saxon [Earley] and Nelson [Khumbeni]. They were all there, they’re all still here now, so I’ll say them.”

What is your biggest achievement to date?

TDP: “Playing for the club, I didn’t have a professional team before, and they let me come here and show my ability. That’s probably my best moment, getting signed.”

What has been your favourite game this season?

TDP: “Probably the 4-1 against Arsenal, that was quite an enjoyable game and beating Arsenal 4-1 is always good to do, so I enjoyed that one.”

What team did you support growing up?

TDP: “I supported Manchester United growing up. I watched them and enjoyed it, but my grandad got me onto watching Man United. He’s a Man United fan just like me.”

Who is your favourite player of all time?

TDP: “When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Cristiano Ronaldo when he was at Man United, he scored all the goals. I really liked him when I was younger, so I’d say Cristiano is my favourite.”

What would be your dream job outside of football?

TDP: “I was thinking of something to do with a clothing line, I like tracksuits. I’ve seen a couple things about it all, it seems quite interesting to me!”

What hobbies do you have outside of football?

TDP: “I like a bit of basketball as well as football, I go and shoot a couple balls sometimes, so I’d say basketball!”

Would you rather win the Champions League or the World Cup?

TDP: “Probably the Champions League, you play more club football so I think it would be very rewarding at the end of the season. I watched the 2008 final when Man United won and it had some good memories about it.”

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