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Pickering SC To Lead Physical Literacy Program

By OSA News, 03/04/14, 9:00PM EST


The Pickering Soccer Club is excited to announce it has recruited 1984 Olympic medalist and Athletics Canada Sport Ambassador, Tony Sharpe, to lead a new community sport and recreation project called Making IT Happen/CS4L (Canadian Sport for Life).

The Making IT Happen/CS4L Project is a one-year initiative that promotes physical activity and physical literacy among children, youth, parents and older adults in Pickering. The project will be launched in March, 2014 and impact over 2,000 individuals including athletes with special needs and vulnerable youth in the community.

Physical literacy is the development of fundamental movement skills that permit a child to move confidently and with control, in a wide range of physical activities and sport situations,as explained Club Head Coach, Tony La Ferrara,

Im thrilled to have this opportunity to work with such a progressive and forward-thinking organization like the Pickering Soccer Club,Tony Sharpe commented. The CS4L initiative is the future of sports in Canada and to have the opportunity to help families in the community adopt a more active lifestyle is rewarding.

CS4L is a national movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada that links sport, education, recreation and health and guides an individuals experience from infancy through all phases of adulthood.

According to President Phil Frampton is looking forward to the challenge.

The Pickering Soccer Club is excited by the opportunity to leverage its years of experience and reputation in community sports and Long-Term Athlete Development to present soccer as a vehicle for promoting physical activity and health in the community, Frampton said.

In their 30th year of operation, the Pickering Soccer Club strives to be a leader in soccer excellence. They deliver Youth Recreational, Competitive, All-Star, Goalkeeper, Referee, Academy, Futsal, and adult programs as well as Coaching and Player Clinics and programs for special needs athletes. As a grassroots, not-for-profit organization embedded in the community, the Pickering Soccer Club continues to improve its programs and create new ones, supporting Long-Term Player Development and catering to the needs of our growing community.

The Making IT Happen/CS4L Project has been made possible through a one-year project grant provided by the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.