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Di Gironimo named new League Commissioner

Posted on 4 May 2010 in Around the Soccer World

Domenic Di Gironimo has been named new commissioner of the Canadian Soccer League. At a press conference today in Toronto to kick off the new 2010 season, Di Gironimo shared his vision for the league moving forward.

"The future of Canadian Soccer on the world stage begins with a strong development system," said Di Gironimo.

As part of the league’s mission, it hopes to provide opportunities for young athletes and a "super-structure" that enables skilled athletes to compete against the very best through every age group. Its objectives include providing a Canadian "at home" solution for superior athletes who otherwise train abroad, providing coaches and referees a platform on which to improve, and providing leadership for communities in soccer development.

To achieve its objectives, the Canadian Soccer League has restructured as a non-profit association, sought membership with the Canadian Soccer Association, instructed clubs to maintain healthy relationships with local youth clubs, and established an Advisory Committee chaired by former national team player Bob Iarusci.

Amongst the announcements at Tuesday’s press conference, the Canadian Soccer League introduced GIVOVA as the league’s title sponsor. It also introduced Days Inn as a major sponsor and Rogers TV as a broadcaster partner with more than 50 televised matches scheduled for the 2010 season.

The Canadian Soccer League kicks off its 2010 season this Saturday 8 May. The regular season runs through 3 October and the playoffs run through to the Championship Final at the end of October.

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