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The OPDL Spotlight Series - Vaughan SC

By Staff, 07/11/17, 10:45AM EDT


This week features comments from Tony Bartolomeo, President of Vaughan Soccer Club

Play. Inspire. Unite. 

The OPDL Spotlight Series, presented by Toronto FC, highlights stories, teams and initiatives from around the league. 

This week features comments from Tony Bartolomeo, President of Vaughan Soccer Club.

How has OPDL impacted your organization?

The Vaughan Soccer Club has been an OPDL  licence holder since inception in 2014.  

Vaughan are one of only a  few clubs in OPDL that have teams in all age groups for both males and females (U13-U16).  

As a club they fully support and believe in OPDL as a critical part of the overall player development in the High Performance pathway category. 

How does your organization attract and foster talent?

Vaughan is one of the biggest clubs in Ontario with over 5,500 indoor and outdoor registered players.  We are the second largest club in York Region.

Our grassroots programs provides the foundation for all players to achieve higher level and work with some of the best coaches.  

Our success is to ensure each and every player reaches his or her potential at whatever level that is.  

We are proud to have so many of our players move to professional clubs, progress to Provincial or National Level camps/teams or being given NCAA/CIS scholarships. 

How does your organization create the best environment to develop players in accordance with OPDL standards?

We create the best environment to develop players through our high quality coaches, led by Carmine Isacco, Sergio DeLuca, Paolo Ceccerelli and Jason Beckford.  

Vaughan Soccer has invested  heavily in providing as much resources to our coaching education and development to ensure our focus is on player development and individual success for all players.  

How are players/coaches/administrators/match officials motivated to achieve their best performance?

Vaughan Soccer players, staff and administrators are focused on being a leader in player development and be known as one of the best clubs in Ontario, which provides players the ability and resources to succeed on and off the pitch.


Tony Bartolomeo has been involved with the club for almost 20 years at all levels from House League to Competitive and various board positions. His greatest enjoyment is seeing smiles on players faces and club success.

Tony Bartolomeo

Tony Bartolomeo

President, Vaughan SC