BrennanFan Posted February 12, 2009 Share Posted February 12, 2009 This is the situation. The decision makers of soccer in this country, the CSA Board of Directors, has failed time and again in their running of elite soccer. Change is needed. They were told in the 2005 Deloitte report that their structure was the problem. They ignored it. They will not voluntarily give up their power. If things will ever change, it is because those who care will make it impossible for the status quo to continue. So who cares about elite soccer in this country? ONLY US. If you are reading this, you care about our national teams. Money is Power. Who funds Canadian soccer? The Clubs. The thousands of recreational soccer clubs are the only stakeholders who have any real power to force change in the CSA. Why don't they use their power then? Because their focus is on the recreational player, not the elite player. The only parties that can effect change are completely disconnected from the CSA problem. Who will break the Club's out of their indifference? Only those who care. Who cares? We do. Just us. Nobody else. Things will never change unless we do something to mobilize the clubs. What can we do? PETITION We need to start a basic, grass roots democratic call for change via a petition. A real petition, not an online petition. We will need the actual signatures of Recreational Club Presidents from across the country. The time is now. If we don't do this, nobody will. The clubs will not be interested in a bloody revolution. We will not be able to convince them to stop sending money to the CSA. But if we ask them to sign a simple petition calling for change, then we would be well on our way. We need a petition signed by every major club in Canada. We must ask for change in the decision making structure of the CSA. Options might be to ask for the immediate implementation of the 2005 Deloitte Report, or better yet, our very own Crawford Report - a full inquiry into the state of elite soccer in Canada. *** Feedback? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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