Everton's Canada Deal
Everton Football Club have entered an exciting new partnership with Canadian club, Ottawa South United (OSU).
The deal between the two clubs sees the launch of a new soccer Academy for the Eastern Ontario outfit.
Everton's online player development tool - evertonway.com - will be at the centre of the Academy development and will play an important role in the curriculum for developing players the Everton Way.
The deal is a further boost to Everton's flourishing international portfolio, with established Everton Way partnerships across North America and Canada.
evertonway.com is proving a real success in helping clubs who want to move on to the next level in player development. The website uses video clips, audio commentary and editorial walkthroughs to unravel the real Academy programme.
As part of the package, Everton Academy coaches will provide technical assistance to OSU and subsequent visits will be put in place to help the new Academy develop.
Head of International Football Development, Tosh Farrell said: "We are delighted to participate in the new OSU Force Academy being developed by OSU and it again reiterates our commitment to enhancing soccer in the province of Ontario as we continue our work with the Ontario Soccer Association and now one of its prominent member clubs in Ottawa.
"We believe this Academy will make a positive contribution to enhancing the standard of soccer in Ottawa and the Eastern Ontario area, helping OSU continue as one of the leading clubs in Canada for player development. The partnership with Everton and OSU will strive to maximise player potential and credit must be given to OSU for taking these giant steps. We can't wait to get started on this program to offer further opportunities for talented players in the Ottawa area."
OSU President Bill Michalopulos added: "This is a historic day for soccer players and coaches throughout the Ottawa - Carleton Region. They will have exclusive training that utilises the programme and methods, of one of the world's leading organisations for player development."
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