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Ontario Soccer Association – A President, two Directors-at-Large, a Treasurer and 10 board members chosen to lead our game

June 12, 2016

Vaughan, Ontario – The Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) Board of Directors elected a President, two Directors-at-Large, a Treasurer and 10 board members as part of their Annual General Meeting proceedings this weekend.

The President’s position was contested by current OSA President Ron Smale and Toronto Soccer Association President Bill Spiers.

Ron Smale was re-elected for a fourth-term as OSA president.

“I am thankful for the support of my peers in choosing me to help lead soccer in Ontario,” OSA President Ron Smale said. “I’m looking forward to seeing where we can take the game in this province and meet the challenges that lay ahead.”

Joe Camacho (Southwest Regional SA) and Peter Augruso (Soccer Northwest) were elected as Directors-at-Large and Michael Saniga was elected as Treasurer.

The ten board members that were elected are: Brenda Brown (Durham Region SA), John Dutot (Elgin Middlesex SA), Mladen Moric (Esssex County SA), Alan O’Brien (Niagara SA), Mandy Aparicio (North York SA), William Hay (Peel Halton SA), Clive Wilkinson (Sault Amateur SA), Sean Severin (Soccer Northeastern Ontario), Mark Ethier (Southeast Ontario SA) and Tony Barbieri (York Region SA.)

The board of directors also voted on two amendments to the OSA constitution.

The first amendment aimed to provide more voting equity amongst all districts associations.

The motion was defeated when it did not reach a two-thirds majority.

The second amendment aimed to change the length of term for the 2016 board electees from a two year term, to a one year term.

The motion was adopted by two-thirds majority.

The weekend included the Annual Awards Reception. Volunteers were honoured with Meritorious Service Awards, the highest recognition for those who exemplify an outstanding contribution to the game of soccer in Ontario.

Click here to see the winners.

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Media Contact

Ben Rycroft | Ontario Soccer Association Communications Manager | 905-254-9390 ext. 255 | Email: brycroft@soccer.on.ca 

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About the Ontario Soccer Association:

Founded in 1901, The Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) is the largest provincial sports organization in Canada. Its members include more than 650 Clubs servicing over 24,000 teams with 380,000 registered players, 70,000 coaches and managers, and 10,000 match officials. The OSA develops and delivers exceptional and sustainable programs and services throughout Ontario with the mission of providing leadership and support for the advancement of soccer in collaboration and cooperation with our membership, partners and other stakeholders. The OSA also operates League1 Ontario, a provincial professional-amateur men’s and women’s league as well as the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL).