Simcoe County Rovers FC Partnership
Friday, March 18, 2022 — 0 Comments
A new soccer team is coming to Barrie, and with the support of Trainers Choice, we plan to develop their Sport Science program into a best- in- class at the L1 soccer level. Rick Schaly, has been named the Medical Director to over see all facets of the Sport Science program.
League1 Ontario is pleased to welcome Simcoe County Rovers FC, representing Huronia District, to the Men's and Women’s Premier Division for the 2022 season, the ninth campaign for the Provincial Division III league. The Rovers joins League1 Ontario by virtue of acquiring the license previously held by Aurora FC and will play their home matches in Barrie, Ontario.
President and Managing Partner, Julian de Guzman - Canada’s most capped senior men’s player and the first Canadian to play in Spain’s La Liga - will be leading an ownership group that includes CEO Peter Raco and co-owners Cyle Larin and Will Devellis, who are focused on delivering exciting football to the region. The Rovers will announce additional owners and the complete technical and management team over the next three months.
Joining League1 Ontario is an important evolution for the football landscape in Barrie and the Huronia District,” said Julian de Guzman, President and Managing Partner, Simcoe County Rovers FC. “The Rovers are excited to contribute to the community by creating a complete development pathway for youth members of the Huronia District and surrounding area. There are over 10,000 youth players and hundreds of coaches registered in the Region alone; we are keen on providing these aspiring players and coaches with meaningful development opportunities."
Trainers Choice will be providing players bracing, supports and medical supplies. M2M will be providing fitness testing, training and launching several sport performance initiatives in order to create the first L1 team with its own Sport Science department. Sports Medicine has been named the official sports medicine clinic.