2022 Annual General Meeting
The 2022 Annual General Meeting of North Toronto Soccer Club was held on November 29. At the AGM, elections were held for 2 positions on the 7-member club Board of Directors. Valerie Helbronner was elected for a second term, and the Board welcomed a new member, Voula Michaelidis.
Valerie Helbronner, mother of 2 Nitros players, has been a club volunteer team manager for 8 years. Most of her 3 years of NTSC Board experience has been during the pandemic where she played a key role in the club's response to COVID restrictions and the return to play. Valerie is a partner in a major law firm practicing in the areas of energy and infrastructure projects with a focus on indigenous matters and partnerships. She has broad experience on not-for-profit Boards. Valerie has a strong belief in the importance of sport in children's lives and a real commitment to the difference that team sports can have in girl's personal development.
Voula Michaelidis, mother of 2 Nitros players, has been a club parent for 6 years and a volunteer for the past 3 years. In her professional life she is a lawyer practicing in the areas of employment and human rights law, with experience in areas including policies, inclusivity, diversity, accommodation and continuing education. She has extensive not-for-profit Board experience. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Voula was an Occupational Therapist at the Hospital for Sick Children. She has substantial experience in the physical, social and emotional development of children and youth.
All of the Directors and Officers of the club can be seen on the Board webpage
One Director completed her 2nd term and retired from the Board. Mireille Landry has served 6 years as a Board member and Secretary, and continues her role as a team manager. Mireille was sincerely thanked for her many contributions as a Director. As a physiotherapist for Canadian Olympic and University Games teams, and physiotherapy instructor at University of Toronto, Mireille has continually advocated for "putting the player first", dedicating herself to young athletes and their development.
Also at the meeting, an amendment to the club Constitution was approved, adopting changes to the Committee structure of the club (Section 8).
Winter recreational soccer programs begin in January
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Players Wanted: 2008 Girls Regional (iModel)
For all female players wanting to play regional-level soccer, born in 2008 please contact head coach Gabriela (email@example.com).
6 North Toronto Nitros teams are competing in League1 Ontario in 2022. The home schedules for the Premier Division games are below. Home games are at Downsview Stadium, usually on Saturday evenings. Seasons tickets and individual game tickets are available at https://bit.ly/3JHFgYI.
Click on the photo of each player to get the full story of their journey to University soccer.
The North Toronto Sports Foundation has raised $200,000 in donations and grants in the past 2 years, to fund community programs including Special Olympics Soccer, Para Soccer, schools programs and financial support for players from families experiencing low income. The need for support programs is increasing, while costs of delivering programs are higher during the pandemic. Thank you to all of the North Toronto Soccer families who have made donations.
North Toronto Nitros gear!
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Congratulations Ralph! Nitros first TFC top team star
North Toronto Nitros graduate Ralph Priso has won a top team contract with Toronto FC! We've got the inside story in an exclusive ntsoccer.com three-part series. To read the inside story Click Here.
North Toronto Soccer in first group to be granted a
NATIONAL YOUTH CLUB LICENSE
"Canada Soccer is pleased to announce that 39 clubs in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario have been provisionally granted the Canada Soccer National Youth Club Licence.
As the highest amateur youth club designation in the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program, the National Youth Club Licence recognizes the highest achieving organizations from across Canada. The Program is a key component to Canada Soccer’s Safe Sport Roster that was announced with unanimous support by its membership in May 2019.
“We are pleased to announce the exemplary 39 National Youth Club Licence holders that have worked diligently over the past 12 months to demonstrate a willingness to improve, to collaborate, and most importantly to raise the level of youth football in our country,” said Jason deVos, Canada Soccer’s Director of Development. “Each club worked with Canada Soccer and their respective Provincial and Territorial Member Association to define a roadmap of standards designed to improve the experience for all who participate in the game.”
The organizations have been granted the National Youth Club Licence for a period of two years and have created a collaborative work plan to ensure that they continue to meet the requirements and progress to further achieve the standards set by Canada Soccer. National Youth Club Licence holders display characteristics and demonstrate behaviours aligned with the highest expectations of governance, administration, infrastructure, and technical; support their Provincial and Territorial Member Association and Canada Soccer Pathways; and must participate in standards-based leagues in their Province or Territory by 2020." August 1, 2019 canadasoccer
Special Olympics Soccer in North Toronto
North Toronto is partnering with Special Olympics Ontario and the North Toronto Sports Foundation to present a Special Olympics program for players ages 7 to 18 who have an intellectual disability. More details can be found here.
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