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About CoachRich

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  1. KK is one of the six senior players at the meeting today http://www.espnfc.com/fifa-world-cup/story/2512299/fifpro-opening-its-doors-to-female-members FIFPro, the world footballers' union, is to welcome female players as direct members in a bid to fight inequality in the sport. At present individual players, male or female, are not permitted to join FIFPro but the organisation is set to overturn 50 years of tradition. The initiative, announced at a press conference in Vancouver, aims to improve the rights of women in territories where they will not be accepted as members of the their own national union. A FIFPro statement read: "Female players worldwide are now empowered to join FIFPro as direct members, the first time in the 50-year history of the World Footballers' Union that such a service has been made possible for any player, anywhere, male or female. "This historic move breaks from tradition in order to help bridge the gap in countries where the possibility still does not exist for these players to join their local union. "It will also assist national team players, who have no representation and require assistance in collectively bargaining with their national federations and protecting their rights in major international tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup." An advisory board has also been set up involving six senior players who will advise FIFPro on improving working conditions for women in the game. Plans are also in place to initiate a "player-driven World XI award for women.
  2. Hopefully FIFPRO will state they are finally going to get involved in the women's game - http://www.fifpro.org/en/component/content/article/42-content/importation/media/6025-media-alert-fifpro-in-vancouver-july-3 UPDATE (Vancouver, July 2, 2015): FIFPro has the pleasure of announcing Canadian veteran Karina LeBlanc as the latest confirmed participant for tomorrow's important media event in Vancouver outlining a new global outreach initiative for female footballers. Media are cordially invited to join FIFPro on Friday, July 3, at 10:30am (local time), at The Westin Grand Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. LeBlanc completes a formidable FIFPro line-up, joining Spanish star Veronica Boquete,Australia's World Cup goalkeeper Lydia Williams, Nigerian international Sone Aluko, FIFPro Secretary-General Theo van Seggelen, the Head of FIFPro's Women's Football Committee Caroline Jonsson and EA SPORTS. FIFPro is set to unveil its plan to create a new global standard in the representation of female footballers, just two days before the last two national teams standing fight it out for World Cup glory, in the final on July 5. Who: Veronica Boquete (Bayern Munich, Spain) Karina LeBlanc (Canada) Lydia Williams (Australia) Sone Aluko (Hull City, Nigeria) Theo van Seggelen (Secretary General, FIFPro) Caroline Jonsson (FIFPro Women’s Committee Head, 2003 World Cup Finalist) Matt Bilbey (EA SPORTS, SVP and Group GM, Electronic Arts) When: Friday, July 3, 2015. 10:30 AM (Pacific Standard Time).
  3. This Feb Summer Clarke accepted a full ride four-year scholarship to Louisiana State University - http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=27839&SPID=2168&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=206079069&Q_SEASON=2013 Playing on Caps 2013 Elite Roster and top scorer in the www.pcsl.org (spring/summer leage) Honor roll student at high school so maybe getting 1st semester of LSU or her major choice out of the way.
  4. Seems the USWNT along with the CANWNT have yet to get their contracts finalized with their NSO. US women’s national team still without CBA The Equalizer Jeff Kassouf March 4, 2013 http://equalizersoccer.com/2013/03/04/united-states-womens-national-soccer-team-collective-bargaining-agreement-cba-negotiations/ Preseason starts March 11 for National Women’s Soccer League teams, but the cornerstones of the league – US women’s national team players – are still without a collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The US Soccer Federation and the US Women’s National Soccer Team Players’ Association (USWNSTPA) are yet to come to an agreement after the previous deal, ratified in 2006, expired at the end of 2012. USWNSTPA lawyer John B. Langel says he is “in regular contact with Sunil (Gulati, US Soccer president)” and hopes the two parties can reach an agreement soon. “We’d like to get it done yesterday,” Langel said via telephone on Friday evening. “We’ve got an NWSL season that they want to get started, so we’d like to get it done before then.”
  5. There were several questions about how the CSA was going to be papering the canwnt players in the NWSL that the boys at CSN where going to ask months ago. I'm wondering if the CSN has gotten any answers as yet or if they are hitting the usual black rubber wall? Biggest concern besides how the players are going to be funded is what sort of medical, health and injury insurance they are going to have. We know that Sports Canada doesn't cover carded athletes in non-sanctioned NT events. Sadly the Sarah Burke fatal accident reminded us of that http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/02/01/10291483-why-are-fans-paying-medical-bills-for-world-class-skier-sarah-burke?lite I really hope everyone gets professional about what needs to be done to cover players for events outside of their wages package. Much like the NHLPA pro and national players that commited to their sport the majority of their time need to be properly compensated and have a good benefits package.
  6. ^ A CBA doesn't have to be about how much a player with an agent is going to earn but it can be about how the contract is structured with other standard agreements or conditions ie; medical care, ticket revenue sharing, tv revenue sharing, merchandise revenue sharing, pension & etc. The NHL is a good example of a pro league with a CBA yet all players and their agents negotiate with their team for their wages. Reading ThePFA site, it looks to me that they fulfill a similar role to the players of the Premier League, the Football League and the Football Association much in the same way the the NHLPA does for NHL players. Further, ThePFA also negotiated a CBA for the women players of the FA Women's Super League which is probably why the National Team ended up with a CBA too.
  7. Commitment comparison would be really interesting especially when our players live in such a huge country that require a ton of travelling and res camps all over the place. I too believe there is a need for a 3rd party "group keep them honest would help ensure a good result." There are many women's NT's out there that have central contracts or better still a CBA. The USWNT have had CBA's for decades and they run for the 4 year Olympic cycle. Those CBA's have no influence on what non NT players make in leagues as the NT CBA is seperate from the league. Hence same should be for our players. I think the NSO's role and how they are bank rolling the NT players in the new NWSL is a good move for now. Although the USWNT have a huge dollar war chest they are still probably the most similar to our players in commitments and development pathways. Sadly the MO for the CSA historically with the CANWNT players has been trust us with your time and compensation or in the last little while a seasonal contract. Looking at how the COC is paying the majority of the CANWNT these days and providing extra prize monies, it might be best to see them handle the extra funding needed to get the players into a liveable program and up to the standard of the other top nations. Going to be interesting to see what the CSA comes up with for the CANWNT players as they can't stop or blackball a player from going overseas to develop and earn more money.
  8. England women footballers secure central contract increase to take them up to £20K or $32K. That compares to our women's $18K in AAP funding from Sports Canada. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21010984 "Players are said to be satisfied with the deal, with their central contracts rising from £16,000 to £20,000 a year.The new package, set to be confirmed in the next few days, also increases the number of hours players can work in secondary jobs to 24 a week." What our players need to do is have www.thepfa.com represent them as the players should have a basic CBA for NT duties plus a section for those in the NWSL as well.
  9. So true for the CANWNT program too "What they're saying is the demands are full-time and the wages are part-time and it's no way to run a program."
  10. ^ I would have thought the guys over at CSN would have been asking about the lack of arms length between the CSA board and staff with some of those same individuals running the 2015 FIFA WWC. The questions the media and soccer press should be asking are obvious aren't they?
  11. Aren't most of these people already working for the CSA in some way so how are they going to be able to take on the extra load. Also, is there not a question of arms length? http://www.canadasoccer.com/national-organising-committee-announced-for-fifa-women-s-world-cup-canada-2015-p152796 National Organising Committee announced for FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Posted on 6 December 2012 The Canadian Soccer Association is pleased to have announced the National Organising Committee for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. The committee features Victor Montagliani (chair), Steven Reed, Janine Helland, Doug Redmond, Walter Sieber and Peter Montopoli. The FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 is the largest single-sport women's event in the world. The upcoming edition will not only expand the tournament from 16 to 24 teams from around the world, but also marks the first time that a single-sport event has been hosted from coast to coast in Canada. The FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 official Host Cities are Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montréal and Moncton. "The FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 will provide terrific exposure for the game in our country and highlight the best of Canada to the rest of the world," said Mr. Montagliani. "It will be an opportunity for the world's biggest game and best players to be showcased from coast to coast across our country." The National Organising Committee will be responsible for approving policy and providing direction, providing financial oversight, developing policies, and ensuring that the promotional and legacy opportunities are capitalized to further develop women's soccer. Mr. Montagliani is the President of the Canadian Soccer Association while Mr. Reed is Vice-President, both of whom were elected to their positions this year. Mr. Montagliani was also a committee member for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007. Ms. Helland has served on the Committee for Women's Football and the FIFA Women's World Cup committee. She was also Canada's captain at the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999. Mr. Redmond has long been involved in soccer in Newfoundland Soccer and has served as President of the NLSA. Mr. Sieber is a renowned expert in the organisation of sporting events and has been involved in international events including the Montréal 1976 Olympics, the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, and the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Mr. Montopoli serves as the General Secretary of the Canadian Soccer Association and previously served as the National Event Director for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007. He has also worked at two FIFA World Cups, serving as Assistant General Coordinator at Germany 2006 and as General Coordinator at South Africa 2010. Also announced Thursday 6 December 2012, the following senior management have been appointed for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015: Peter Montopoli as Chief Executive Officer; Sandra Gage as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer; Joe Guest as Chief Competitions Officer; Don Hardman as Chief Stadia Officer; and Sean Heffernan as Chief Financial Officer. "We have assembled a very strong team for the best sporting event in women's soccer," said Canadian Soccer Association General Secretary Peter Montopoli. "It is an event that will mark a lasting legacy for sport in Canada and inspire a generation of young soccer players in our country and around the world." Ms. Gage has served as the Director, Business Development for the Canadian Soccer Association and has extensive experience at international events including FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Canada and the 2001 World Figure Skating Championships. Mr. Guest has served as the Deputy General Secretary of the Canadian Soccer Association and served as Tournament Director for the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament. Mr. Hardman served as a Host City General Manager for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 and was involved in stadia projects including the design and construction of FedEx Forum in Memphis (NBA Grizzlies). Mr. Heffernan serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Canadian Soccer Association and previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007. Mr. Montopoli will serve in the role of Chief Executive Officer for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, but will also continue to serve as General Secretary for the Canadian Soccer Association. Next week on Friday 14 December, the Official Emblem for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 will be launched at a media event in Vancouver. On the same day, Host City Composite Emblems will be launched in corresponding sites across the country.
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