September 20, 2010 CSL--CSL Commissioner joins national pro soccer committee (from CSL website)


The Canadian Soccer Association has appointed CSL Commissioner Domenic Di Gironimo to the CSA Professional Soccer Committee, effective immediately.

The CSL is Canada's only professional soccer league and the appointment comes at an important time in the league's plans to expand on a regional basis to other parts of Canada and to begin a widely publicized program for development of young Canadian players considered to be eventual candidates for one of the national teams and for professional soccer.

Di Gironimo has expressed that Canada's professional soccer needs strengthening and the need to keep good young players in the soccer community is paramount in order for Canada to be more competitive internationally.

In his letter confirming the appointment, CSA president Dominique Maestracci expressed: 'We are thrilled to have Domenic Di Gironimo serve on this Committee and look forward to working with him. His knowledge, expertise, vision will be invaluable contributions and they will help us to define the Organization and promote the growth and development of soccer for all Canadians at all levels.'

The commissioner said shortly after receiving notification: "It is an honour to have been invited to participate on this committee. The CSL takes very seriously its responsibility to help build an effective player development system in Canada and our role within the professional soccer structure." "In recognizing the contributions of the CSL, the CSA, and its Professional Soccer Committee have demonstrated their commitment to creating a clear pathway for elite athlete development and the importance of the intermediate levels below our National teams and the MLS," he added.

The appointment is effective immediately, through to the CSA Annual General Meeting, May 2012.

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