28 Sep 2001
Versatile attacker Veron Parkes joined West Ham United from Crystal Palace in December 2017 at the age of 16, making his U18 Premier League debut for the Hammers at Southampton on 6 January 2018.
A maiden U18 Premier League goal in Claret and Blue arrived in a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa at Little Heath on 28 April 2018.
Parkes, who can operate anywhere across the forward line, started the 2018/19 season in prolific form, scoring five goals in his opening four U18 Premier League appearances. That record saw him promoted to the U23s, where he scored on his opening two appearances against Everton and Swansea City in October 2018.
*Stats are U18 Premier League South matches only