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Final Release – London United Competitive Soccer
$54,300 OTF Resilient Community Grant Boosts London Soccer Club
London, ON – On Saturday, September 24th, local London MPPs met at the BMO Centre London, with the members of London United Competitive Soccer Club (LUCSC) to learn more about the $54,300 Resilient Community Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The grant funds are being used to redevelop LUCSC’s digital web platform to have the capability of integrating newly created online video training content that will be accessible to club members and the interested soccer community alike.
“Thanks to these well-deserved funds from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund, London United Competitive Soccer Club has been able to redevelop an impressive digital platform to be accessible to the London soccer community. This is great news for Londoners. Congratulations London United Competitive Soccer Club!” said Terence Kernaghan, MPP for London North Centre.
London West MPP Peggy Sattler added: “Congratulations to the London United Competitive Soccer Club for its leadership in responding to the challenges of COVID-19 through digital coaching, and its commitment to providing healthy, affordable, and fun outlets for London youth and adults,” said Peggy Sattler, MPP for London West. “Our community appreciates the Ontario Trillium Fund’s support for LUCSC, and its recognition of the importance of competitive sports in building self-esteem, improving mental health, and imparting valuable life lessons about teamwork and fair play.”
“Sports provide a lifetime of valuable skills, from teamwork to physical fitness, they are an important pillar in many peoples’ lives,” said Teresa Armstrong, MPP for The passion for soccer in our community is everywhere; this funding will help encourage that passion and make the sport more accessible for all ages and skill levels. Congratulations to London United Competitive Soccer Club on their receipt of the Resilient Community Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.”
In addition, to the website being redeveloped, is the online video training content that is currently under creation. Players of all ages and ability levels will gain access to London United’s online video training content through the club website, https://londonutd.ca. The high-quality produced videos will provide step-by-step instruction by our coaches and demonstrated by our own club players on various skills and drills. The redesigned and developed website is expected to launch in October 2022, with the newly created video training content accessible on the website by April 2023.
“The measurable impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant will be seen for years to come,” said Aaron Lauterbach, President of the London United Competitive Soccer Club. “This grant has allowed for London United to remodel itself post-COVID. The pandemic was a challenging time to navigate with our teams and players. Not being able to train together, as a team, at different times, resulting in our coaches pivoting early to virtual instruction by using online training content. Having the ability to use our own created soccer training content will be a very unique and valuable offering to our members and the community.” said Lauterbach
London United Competitive Soccer Club “LUCSC” is a registered non-profit, proudly serving the London community for over 30 years. The club’s mission is to provide community youth and adults with an affordable competitive soccer experience that emphasizes the many positive aspects of the beautiful game of soccer. LUCSC is steadfast in its commitment to fostering a learning environment that is fun, allowing our athletes to develop their soccer skills through training and challenge their abilities in competition
The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Since 2020, OTF has supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.