James Najman


Degree Bachelor of Kinesiology
Program Kinesiology
Year Third
Previous Teams and Years Coquitlam HPL U18
Surrey Guildford United U13-U17
Coquitlam Y League U15-U16
Major Championships and/or Titles (and Years) North American Championship Winners for the Y league division (U15)
List Individual Sports Awards and Honours MVP of U21 Provincial Finals
Favourite Book Harry Potter
Favourite TV show How I Met Your Mother
Favourite Movie Never Back Down
Favourite Quote “Being brave is not the absence of fear, but rather the strength to keep going forward despite the fear.” -Paulo Coelho
Personal Information James has a big family of six brothers. He started soccer at the age of four, but played all elementary school sports growing up. He was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at the age of 11, and, after overcoming many challenges, now shares his story through an organization called Gut Inspired. In 2014 he was named the honourary chair of the Abbotsford “Gutsy Walk”, and helped to raise thousands of dollars towards Crohn’s and Colitis research.
Uuniversity of the Fraser Valley (Ufv.ca) U Sports Canada West Universities Athletic Association Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association PacWest
Indigenizing at UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples. The Stó:lō have an intrinsic relationship with what they refer to as S’olh Temexw (Our Sacred Land); therefore, we express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in this territory.

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