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Bell Canada, Canada Soccer and Toronto FC partner with U of T Varsity Blues to present Canada’s largest soccer coaching conference

December 6, 2016

Toron­to, ON – The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to and the Var­si­ty Blues are pleased to announce three major part­ner­ships for the sixth annu­al Nation­al Soc­cer Coach­ing Con­fer­ence, includ­ing pre­sent­ing spon­sor, Bell.

Toron­to FC and the Cana­di­an Soc­cer Asso­ci­a­tion will also be part­ner­ing with the con­fer­ence this year, tak­ing place Jan­u­ary 27 – 29, 2017 at Var­si­ty Cen­tre. Their respec­tive part­ner­ships mark a com­mit­ment to sup­port­ing the devel­op­ment of our youth, ensur­ing only the high­est qual­i­ty of coach­ing excel­lence is present dur­ing the con­fer­ence on U of T’ St. George Cam­pus.

“We are very pleased to wel­come Bell, Toron­to FC and the Cana­di­an Soc­cer Asso­ci­a­tion as spon­sors of the sixth annu­al Nation­al Soc­cer Coach­ing Con­fer­ence,” said Beth Ali, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Co-Cur­ric­u­lar Ath­let­ics and Phys­i­cal Activ­i­ty Pro­grams at U of T. “Their sup­port will enable the Var­si­ty Blues pro­gram to pro­vide the gold stan­dard in pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment not only for our coach­es, but also future sport lead­ers from across the coun­try.”

This year’s three-day event fea­tures eight clin­i­cians and guest speak­ers, and will include 15 on-field and class­room ses­sions, com­pli­men­ta­ry food, a coach­es’ social, and mul­ti­ple give­aways.  Provin­cial coach­es in atten­dance will also be attrib­uted coach­ing points towards their licens­es from the Ontario Soc­cer Asso­ci­a­tion.

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to’s state-of-the-art Var­si­ty Cen­tre will be used for all on-field ses­sions. Play­ers used for those ses­sions will include mem­bers of the Var­si­ty Blues Men’s and Wom­en’s soc­cer team, as well as mem­bers of the Toron­to FC Acad­e­my.

Reg­is­tra­tion is now open at

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact:

Jele­na Dam­janovic
Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Spe­cial­ist
Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion
U of T
P: 416–946-3713