sudcan Posted June 14, 2005 Share Posted June 14, 2005 Rino Boschetto: General Manger We want to thank the many people who have emailed us and have sent us suggestions. We have been somewhat taken back by the fact that many of you have taken the time. We sincerely appreciate your positive comments and especially your suggestions. Across this province there are some fine soccer people and some of you while not from the North have been absolutely great! Just to clear up some of the misconceptions. The Sudbury Canadians have been actively trying to recruit national pool players and we are well aware of the fact that the W league teams require this level of player. We have seen first hand the kind of impact that a Melanie Booth (Lynx) and Kelly Parker (Fury) can have on a team and there is no doubt that we would love to have this kind of player on our team. Our current reality is that most of our players are high school players or CIS players and we only a small amount of NCAA players albeit that number is increasing each year. We know what is required to play in the W. The question is how to get there. Ironically when it comes to the business side of our club we are very stable primarily because our whole history has been dependent on travel and we have managed to secure a very supportive Northern community. We have even tried to use these resources to secure players offering more that many of our counterparts. But the problem is Northern Ontario! How do get players to come and play here? We call this the “chicken and egg syndrome”. We know that players would come to Sudbury if we were a successful W league team. The question is how do we get there in the interim? Part of plan is to continue to give our young Northern players an opportunity to develop but we are also aware that we could use the help of some higher profile players. We have even contacted the CSA. We also need to restate that we are fully aware of what we are up against and so we are under no illusions. But you also need to know we are not going to give up and we are determined to put Northern Ontario on the North American soccer map. It is just a matter of time! As a club we are also open to new ideas and we are not afraid to experiment. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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