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Vaughan, ON – Ontario Soccer has announced seven more speakers, who will be joining the Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 roster.

Leading the list of new additions is Willie McNab, Academy Coach and International Academy Manager of the renowned Celtic FC from Scotland, who will lead a technical session, Jen Cramer, Senior Vice President of Partnerships Marketing and Integrated Media Solutions for Major League Soccer and Eva Havaris, the Vice-President of Strategy for the Canadian Soccer Business, who joins the Road to 2026 Panel.

“At the Ontario Soccer Summit, we bring together a great mix of international expertise and local soccer leaders to share their thoughts of the game from all angles,” said Gary Miller, Ontario Soccer’s Director of Soccer Operations. “McNab’s experience in the development of players on the international stage will be of keen interest to our members, while Eva and Jen’s perspective on leadership at CSB and MLS will be a fantastic addition to our speaker roster.”

Three speakers, which will be of interest to the match official community, have also been added to the Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 roster.

Joe Fletcher, Former FIFA Referee and recently appointed as the Professional Referee Organization’s Manager of Senior Assistant Referees, Anthony Capotosto, Director of Toronto FC Academy and Scott Bowman, a CPL Match Official, will all bring their unique perspectives to the Match Official stream.

“For Ontario’s match officials, this is an excellent opportunity to connect with those, who have experienced the highest points of the game and also learn from those excelling in their match official community,” said Nicky Pearson, Senior Manager of Match Official Development. “We want our match officials to be a part of and lead the discussion on the areas of the game that impact them the most.”

Finally, Matt Greenwood, the Executive Director for Pickering Soccer and an advocate for All Abilities sport, will present on Accessible Soccer and how organizations can work to open their doors to all athletes.

There are great group discounts still available for Clubs, Districts or Academies to assist in making Hamilton an extraordinary team-building opportunity for organizations in 2020.

With Regular Pricing only in effect until Jan. 29, tickets continue to move quickly as the previous speaker announcements, a cast of some of soccer’s most influential leaders, has created quite a buzz. Last year, Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 sold out a month before the event.  

Don’t wait to purchase yours. Visit OntarioSoccer.net/SummitTickets to register and get yours today.

Check the Ontario Soccer Summit news section regularly for updates on speakers, events or how to become an Ontario Soccer Summit partner.  

About Ontario Soccer

Founded in 1901, Ontario Soccer is comprised of more than 650 Clubs and Private Academies servicing over 24,000 teams with 380,000 registered players, 70,000 coaches and managers, and 10,000 match officials, as well as countless volunteers, parents and supporters comprising a direct, multi-cultural community of over 1,000,000 Ontarians.

Ontario Soccer 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. Ontario Soccer also operates the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) – the province’s premier standards based youth development program and proudly supports Canada Soccer’s National Teams, the Canadian Premier League and Toronto FC.

An overall goal of Ontario Soccer is to assist with the development of soccer as a healthy lifestyle choice, provide a talented pathway for players to excel and encourage community involvement at all levels.

Media Contact 

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