AthletesCAN, Western Law announce 2023-25 Sport Solution Program Managers
TORONTO / LONDON, Ont. – AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes and the Faculty of Law at Western University are pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Crudo, Hannah Herrington and Dylan Romero-Marshall as new Program Managers with Sport Solution.
Crudo, Herrington and Romero-Marshall – who are all entering their second year at Western Law in London, Ont. – began their respective terms on May 1 and will be with the program for the next two years.
“We are excited to welcome Anthony, Hannah and Dylan to the Sport Solution team,” said Amanda Fowler, Sport Solution’s award-winning Supervising Lawyer and an adjunct professor with Western Law, who specializes in representing professional and high-performance athletes. “They have already produced excellent legal work as 1L caseworkers, and we are confident they will make a positive impact in the lives of AthletesCAN members with our unique collaboration.”
Sport Solution was founded in 1996, when AthletesCAN joined forces with the Sports Law Centre, the Faculty of Law at Western, and the Dispute Resolution Centre to create a program that would help Canada’s national team athletes resolve and prevent legal conflicts in sport. The program is the only one of its kind in North America, and is available free for all members, providing relevant information, assistance and guidance on sport issues that may require legal counsel.
Fowler’s work in helming the Sport Solution program was recognized last fall with a pair of awards. She was named one of Canada’s leading sports and entertainment lawyers by Who’s Who Legal for the second consecutive year, and also took home the Lexology Client Choice Award in Sports & Entertainment Law, which is recognized within both the United States and Canada and internationally.
With these new appointments, AthletesCAN and Western Law thank outgoing Program Managers Hannah Dobie and Rheanna Geisel, who have served Sport Solution since 2021 and will graduate from law school this spring. Samuel Gan, Safiya Nanji and Laura Wade, who were appointed last May, will enter their second year with Sport Solution, continuing in their roles until Spring 2024.
“For over 25 years, Sport Solution has helped amplify the voices of Canada’s national team athletes,” said AthletesCAN President Erin Willson. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Western Law with our new slate of program managers and help ensure athletes are heard in formal sport processes such as team selection, carding, safe sport, discipline disputes and anti-doping matters.”
About Sport Solution
Sport Solution is committed to supporting an athlete-centred sport system and strives to achieve this objective by counselling and advocating on behalf of Canada’s high performance athletes so their voices are well represented when resolving sport related issues that affect them. Follow us on Instagram @sportsolutionclinic or click here.
AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is the only fully independent and most inclusive athlete organization in the country and the first organization of its kind in the world. As the voice of over 6,000 current and recently retired Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN membership spans 68 sports across the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan/Parapan American, and Commonwealth Games, and those currently funded by Sport Canada competing at Senior World Championships.
AthletesCAN ensures an athlete-centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture, through educational resources, support, training and professional development. Follow us on social @AthletesCAN and Join #TheCollective today.
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