OAKVILLE, ON – The Oakville Soccer Club is pleased to announce the hiring of Chelsea Spencer as the Technical Female Lead for the girls side of the Club’s new Ultimate House League program.
New for the Summer of 2019, the Oakville Soccer Club's Ultimate House League will see players participate in one game each week with their team and volunteer coach, and one training session each week with a paid and certified OSC Staff Coach. Spencer, along with a group of female coaches, will facilitate the training session component of the program to all U7-U12 girls within the program, in an effort to provide strong mentorship for young female players within the sport.
Spencer, an Oakville native, comes from an extensive playing background filled with valuable experiences; experiences that she uses to support female athletes of all ages in her community. Not only a high-impact player at the club level, but she was also a member of both the Ontario Provincial, and Canadian National programs for 4 years.
While coaching soccer is Spencer’s passion, she also sees a deeper need for girls in sport. With only 33% of female coaches in the sporting community, the lack of mentorship for girls is extremely prevalent. Spencer now pursues a career empowering and mentoring girls in sport, helping to strengthen female athletics in the community. Since beginning her journey as a female empowerment coach, Spencer has been trained and hired as a certified Female Coach Mentor through the Coaches Association of Ontario’s Canada 150 program.
From 2007 to 2009, Spencer played for the University of Louisville (NCAA Division 1) on a full scholarship and from 2009 to 2011, played for Niagara University (NCAA Division 1). Spencer also played semi-professionally in both Canada and in England.
In 2012, after retiring from her playing career, Spencer began coaching soccer for OSC, coaching various programs Spencer currently holds a C License through the Canadian Soccer Association.
In announcing the hiring of Spencer, Oakville Soccer Club Executive Director Dave Harris said “We are extremely excited to have Chelsea lead our Girls Ultimate House League program. Her experience with OSC as well as her extensive background in soccer and skill and passion for coaching girls makes her an obvious choice for the position.”
OSC Technical Director Chris Grierson said of Spencer, “This is a wonderful opportunity for our female players and female coaches as Chelsea is part of the OSC Female Empowerment Program, providing leadership to up and coming female coaches within the organization. We look forward to seeing the growth of the girls game with Chelsea leadership.”
To learn more about the Ultimate House League program, please click here.
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