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Here Is Why Ontario Soccer Summit Partners Are Returning In 2017

By OSA News, 10/18/16, 3:15PM EDT

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The Ontario Soccer Summit, which provides personal and professional development opportunities for coaches, match officials, administrators and soccer leaders across Ontario, drew over 500 attendees to the March 2016 event held at the University of Guelph, with notable speakers coming from around the world to share their expertise.

And last week, the OSA shared with you why so many of those attendees say they are planning on returning in 2017. 

This week, we will hear from one of the 2016 Ontario Soccer Summit partners, on why they're back in 2017, how it benefited their organization and what they think events like the Ontario Soccer Summit have to offer other groups. 

Phil Abbott, the director of Academy Soccer Coach, recently signed on to return as an Event Partner of Ontario Soccer Summit in 2017. He has a glowing review of what it means to be a partner at the Ontario Soccer Summit. 

"Working with the Ontario Soccer Association last year was an important and effective touch point to the 25,000 plus incredible coaches in Ontario," Abbott said. "By building on that partnership, we're continuing work with the people that are directly connected with the coaching community, day in and day out. This helps us get a 360 degree view of the Ontario and Canadian soccer landscape, and more importantly, helps us understand the challenges Ontario coaches face and assists us in identifying how ASC can help them."

Abbott asserts that the Ontario Soccer Summit helped to reinforce his business' strategy. 

"We work very closely with the OSA to support the delivery of their coach education program, and the Summit is the pinnacle of that delivery," Abbott said. "This three-day conference offers us the perfect opportunity to not only catch up with our friends at the OSA but also connects us directly with Ontario’s coaching workforce, providing the platform that allows us all to come together to share ideas and continue to grow the game."

Check out the Ontario Soccer Summit section on the website for more information and check back regularly to read the Soccer Summit news section for all the latest. 

If you're looking to become a partner with the premier soccer development event in Canada, contact the Bjorn Osieck, the Director of Business Development at Ontario Soccer Association to learn more.