York 9 Football Club announced that founding partner Jimmy Brennan will lead the the club as its first-ever Head Coach. As the Head Coach and Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations, the former Canada Men’s National Team star will oversee all soccer operations as the club prepares for the inaugural Canadian Premier League campaign in April 2019.
York 9 Football Club is one of the founding clubs to play in the highly-anticipated professional men’s soccer league set to debut in Spring 2019. The club is the first professional sports franchise to be based in York Region – one of Canada’s fastest growing centres with a population base of more than 1.3 million.
The YRSA was formed in 1982 and is a registered not-for-profit Ontario corporation overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. The association operates with paid staff to provide programs and services for over 50,000 registrants in the Region of York. Affiliated with Ontario Soccer, the YRSA is the third largest of 21 district associations that participate in the governance of soccer in Ontario. With representation on the Board of Directors of Ontario Soccer, the YRSA assists in the development of policy and procedures, and provides the delivery of programs, adult and youth leagues, services and governance to its members.The membership consists of 15 youth clubs with defined boundaries, 6 adult only clubs and associate members.