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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