The Jamaica Observer continues its series highlighting schoolboy footballers who have achieved academic excellence.
When did you start playing football?
I started playing football at prep school in grade four at age 10.
Which team did you play against in your first Manning Cup match?
My first Manning Cup was against St Andrew College last season.
Who is your international football idol?
I would say that my international football idol is Ronaldinho.
How do you rate your school’s chances in this year’s competition?
Well this year our chances are as good as any other. I think honestly that we have the capacity to do very well and possibly take the title. My reason for saying this is from judging the commitment I see coming from the team as a whole.
Which school do you fear most and why?
I do not fear any school team, but there are teams that one has to apply oneself in a stricter sense to gain the upper hand and St George’s College comes to mind.
How important is it for a student/athlete to have a solid education?
It is always wise to give great consideration to both aspects of your development, but education moreso in the event that something happens and you cannot continue physically you can then turn to another career in the field of education.
What are your educational achievements to date?
Well recently I took some subjects and got eight ones.
What is your ultimate life ambition?
Well in the future I hope to become an accountant.
Who has had the biggest impact on your life?
I will have to say my family, in particular my father Donovan Pagon. He has taught me most of what I know and is a constant guide to my laying down sound habits in my development. He makes it his business to see to it that I balance my time well, so that neither my education nor my sporting activities suffer.