In an effort to expand its women’s soccer offering, CF Montreal announced on Friday the hiring of former Canadian international Amy Walsh as an Academy collaborator and ambassador.
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The metropolis team eventually wants to integrate women’s teams into its program, and Walsh will participate in the “development, growth and outreach” of this project, the organization revealed in a press release.
“Creating a new, dynamic and elite option for young girls will be an important step in evolving the sport in an inclusive and equitable way. I want to thank the Club for this opportunity,” said the native of Saint-Bruno, who has been working with young people in the province’s sports-study programs since 2012, and those of the Academy since 2019.
Sunday will be held at Stade Saputo the all-star women’s game for 13 and 14 year olds, organized in collaboration with Soccer Québec, and for which Walsh will be an ambassador. CF Montreal has also explained that it wants to organize a women’s soccer week soon.
On the pitch, the former midfielder took part in 102 games with the Canadian national team from 1998 to 2009. She participated in the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the Pan American Games in 2007.
She has been a member of the Soccer Quebec Hall of Fame since 2013 and was inducted into the Soccer Canada Hall of Fame in 2017.
*Photo credit: CF Montreal
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