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HFX Wanderers FC sign local keeper Kieren Basket for 2021 season

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HFX Wanderers FC announced the signing of goalkeeper Kieran Baskett to a contract for the 2021 season with a club option for 2022.

The 19-year-old Halifax native is returns to his hometown after spending time including a season at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia where he earned the starting goalkeeper position as a freshman. 

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“Adding Kieran is another signal of our intent to give local players opportunities to prove themselves at the professional level,” said Matt Fegan, HFX Wanderers VP of Football Operations via a club statement Wednesday. “His signing can inspire other young Nova Scotians currently developing with our local clubs that they too can go all the way.”

Baskett made 18 starts for William & Mary in 2019 as the college’s starting goalkeeper.

“I’m happy that I have the opportunity to come home and play for the fans in Halifax,” said Kieran Baskett. “I have been working the past three years to program my career and I am looking forward to representing my hometown.”

-with files courtesy HFX Wanderers

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