A player who has often featured for England at various levels whilst still a year younger than many of his colleagues, ever since making his debut for the U16s against Wales in October 2006 at the age of 15.
After growing up in Kilburn, north-west London, it must have been a dream for Parrett in April 2007, when he ran out at nearby Wembley to play his final game for the U16s against Spain before progressing to the U17s later that year.
There was also a change in Parrett's club career, as he was snapped up from Queens Park Rangers by cross city rivals Tottenham Hotspur in February 2007 and he went on to make his first team debut for Spurs in a UEFA Cup tie with Shakhtar Donetsk roughly two years later.
A box-to-box midfielder who can prove deadly with his free-kicks, Parrett was one of the key players in the U19s squad who reached the European U19 Championship Finals in May 2010, thus qualifying for the U20 World Cup 12 months later.
He was selected by U20s Head Coach Brian Eastick in February 2011 to captain the side against France and was also included in the squad to play in the FIFA World Cup Finals in Colombia that summer.