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By WL, 01/19/19, 11:45PM EST


January 19, 2019

From the Elgin Middlesex Soccer Association Website

London On, Friday January 19, 2019
Elgin Middlesex Soccer Association (EMSA) is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer to operate the Technical Program of the District Platform.

The agreement will see the Vancouver Whitecaps operate and administer the Regional (WRSL) teams that EMSA had previously administered.

As part of the agreement the Vancouver Whitecaps will provide development for players and coaches in the U12 – U18 age groups to bridge the gap between the District and Provincial (OPDL) programs at no cost to the District.

The agreement is for an initial 5 year term with the opportunity for an annual renewal by each party.

This agreement will serve to ensure that the requirements within the Ontario Soccer Long Term Development Program (LTDP) are communicated and well laid out for players, coaches and clubs within the District.

More specific details will become available early in the 2019 year.

This agreement is effective immediately. EMSA is looking forward to realizing the benefits of this agreement for our youth players, coaches and clubs as we strive to assist youth players throughout the District achieve their full potential in soccer.

Vancouver Whitecaps