Toronto High Park Football Club Appoints New Technical Director
Chris Eveleigh to lead and administer all technical operations and soccer programming
Toronto, Ontario – June 30, 2017 – Toronto High Park Football Club today announced the appointment of Chris Eveleigh as the Club’s new Technical Director. In this role, Mr. Eveleigh will assume overall responsibility for the development of players, coaches and referees in accordance with the tenets of Long Term Player Development (LTPD), direct the efforts of all technical staff, and articulate and implement the Club’s overall technical vision.
“In addition to his proven technical leadership skills and high-performance coaching pedigree, Chris brings to the Club extensive experience and passion for building fun and effective community soccer programs from grassroots through to soccer for life.” said Denis Hancock, President of Toronto High Park Football Club. “THPFC has made considerable progress over recent years, and we are confident that Chris's holistic approach to the TD role will help build on this momentum, and further enhance the soccer experience of all our members for years to come."
Mr. Eveleigh joins Toronto High Park FC from Pickering Soccer Club, where as High Performance Manager, he oversaw the club’s Ontario Player Development League (OPDL), League1 and Ontario Youth Soccer League (OYSL) teams. Prior to that, he was Technical Director at Kingston Clippers Soccer Club, and grew the organization from a small, community club to a full-service operation, by introducing new programs for different needs and abilities, recruiting professional staff and increasing member engagement. In total, Chris has over ten years’ experience developing players and coaches within clubs, community organizations, schools and colleges both in Canada and the U.K.
“Toronto High Park FC is an important institution within the communities it serves, and I am excited to be joining the Club at this time,” said Chris Eveleigh. “It affords players, coaches and game officials the opportunity to reach their full potential, within a fun, positive environment. I look forward to contributing to that environment, and building on the Club’s many recent achievements.”
Mr. Eveleigh holds an honours bachelor of science degree in sports coaching and fitness from Marjon University in England, and a Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) B certificate in football coaching. In 2016, he was voted Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) eastern conference coach of the year for leading the St. Lawrence College (Kingston, Ontario) women’s team to the provincial championship. Chris will join Toronto High Park FC on July 7, 2017.
About Toronto High Park Football Club
Founded in 1982, Toronto High Park Football Club (‘THPFC’) delivers rewarding soccer experiences for more than 4,000 active children and adults within communities across western Toronto. THPFC offers a comprehensive portfolio of quality recreational and competitive programs that provides opportunities for participants of all ages, abilities and aspirations. Through the efforts of committed volunteers and a dedicated staff, and with the support of generous sponsors, the Club promotes mental, physical and social development through the great game of soccer, and thus helps children and youth become resourceful, responsible members of their communities.
THPFC operates as a not-for-profit organization. For further information, please visit www.torontohighparkfc.com.