February 1, 2013 CSL--CSL Teams Will Meet March 2nd CSL Update (from CSL web site)
CSL TEAMS WILL MEET MARCH 2......CSL Update.....'Pelada' documentary worth seeing The CSL annual general meeting of teams is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, a time when the league formation and competition guidelines are finalized for preparation of the the 2013 season schedule, which is expected to kickoff late April. Several new clubs and interested groups have sought membership in the Canadian Soccer League for 2013 or 2014, with one organization just west of Toronto at an advanced stage and awaiting approval by the CSL board. Montreal Impact Academy has announced that coach Philippe Eullaffroy has been moved up to be named assistant coach of the Impact first team. Eullaffroy coached Trois-Rivieres Attak team to the CSL championship in 2009 and was head coach of Quebec’s provincial Under-18 team, which he led to a Gold Medal during the 2009 Canada Games. He was named the CSL Coach of the Year. Eullaffroy previously coached the Stade de Reims and Troyes professional club academies in France from 1999 to 2005. After moving to Quebec in 2005, he served as the McGill Redmen's head coach from 2005 to 2008 and was named Coach of the Year on three occasions. Eullaffroy played professionally for Troyes 1984 to 1991 and set a record after scoring the fastest goal in club history. He now has a UEFA "A" coaching license and a Canadian National "B" license. Wilfried Nancy replaces Eullaffroy as head coach of the CSL’s Montreal Impact Academy team. The Impact has named five players from the academy to the first team training camp late January. Invited: are goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau, defender Maxim Tissot, midfielder Wandrille Lefevre, Zakaria Messoudi, also a midfielder and forward Mircea Ilcu. Dick Howard, Canada’s man with FIFA and John DeBenedictis, the proprietor of soccer retailer JMT Metrosport, both have a good external perspective of soccer, so it’s not surprising that they have secured the Canadian rights to Pelada, a documentary movie considered well worth seeing. Most Canadians are accustomed to well-maintained or manicured grounds on which to play, but there is another side to the game where soccer’s irresistible appeal to play overcomes the environment or the circumstances that bring sides together to create some competition. Howard – who visits countries in the Caribbean and Central America to teach the technical and administrative side of soccer – and DeBenedictis, are showing the movie at the Crescent School on Friday night, February 22. There is a $10 admission charge and all proceeds will be donated to “Right to Play”. The aim here is to enjoy a great soccer documentary which is creating awareness that there is another side of football that few of us have seen before. As Grant Wahl, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED put it: "A marvellous new soccer documentary...…the result is a film that combines eye-popping cinematography with human stories." Crescent School Theatre is located at 2365 Bayview Avenue, Toronto (just north of Lawrence) and the showing is Friday, February 22 at 7.30 pm. Click on poster details on CSL website for more information Want a Canadian connection while seeking a trial in Italy ? Sam Madeiros, the head coach and the Academy Director with the CSL’s York Region Shooters, will be at the Italian Soccer Management Facility in Perugia, Italy from May 20 to June 20 preparing Canadian players in Italy for try outs. Madeiros, who will have a connection to Serie A and Serie B clubs in that country, holds both a UEFA A Licence and a Canada A Licence and speaks four languages. Players interested in the International Soccer Management (ISM) and its work should go to: www.soccertalentidentification.com North York Astros are reporting players on trial at a high level in Argentina, while London City are still on a recruiting drive for a head coach to replace Stanislav Zvezdic who returned to the former Yugoslavia early 2012. The City has appointed Jasmin Halkic as the club’s GM, replacing the departed Kathleen Keeting.
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