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Jan. 22, 2018

 

Peel board, Football North build on partnership to introduce junior varsity prep team for grade 9, 10 students

 

Beginning September 2018, the Football North preparation (prep) program will field a junior varsity team, along with a varsity team. The prep program is offered at Clarkson Secondary School in Mississauga and geared towards high-performing student athletes who train year-round in football.

 

"Football North has committed themselves to the Clarkson Secondary School community through sports infrastructure at the school, community-building and professional development for all Peel board football coaches," says Mary Zammit, principal at Clarkson. "We're excited to build on the existing partnership and continue the success for all students and staff involved."

 

In September 2016, the Peel District School Board entered into a partnership agreement with Football North to offer a first-of-its-kind football prep program, offered in a Canadian public school. Since its inaugural year, more than 100 top high school football players from across and outside of Ontario have been selected by Football North to be a part of the program, with many of the students receiving university scholarships for football in Canada and the United States.

 

"Football North ensures our student-athletes get a world-class football and educational experience, already enabling some to get scholarships from top schools like Syracuse, Hawaii, Maine, Western, and more," says Larry Jusdanis, head coach and director of football operations with Football North. "The junior varsity program will provide the best year-round football training and academic support. Multiple years of competing against the top high school programs in North America will be a difference maker for these student-athletes. " 

 

Applications to the Football North prep program are not being accepted through the Peel board or through Clarkson. Families/Players must contact Football North directly to learn more about their recruitment process, which they run independently. Students who are accepted into the Football North prep program will be registered as students at Clarkson. For more information and to apply for the prep program, visit www.clarksonfootballnorth.ca.

 

Media Contact:  Mary Zammit, principal at Clarkson Secondary School, 905-822-6700, mary.zammit@peelsb.com

 

Larry Jusdanis, head coach and director of football operations with Football North, coach@footballnorth.ca

 

Reference:  Ryan Strang, communications officer, 905-890-1010 ext. 2814, ryan.strang@peelsb.com

 

 

 

2017

 

June 14 - CLK steps up for Camp Ooch

 http://www.communitycaptured.ca/clk-steps-camp-ooch/

 

May 2, - Temi Owoaje

https://www.canadafootballchat.com/cfc100-owoaje-an-explosive-athlete-says-western-mustangs/ 

 

April 25 - Football Recruits Story

http://www.thenewshouse.com/story/syracuse-football-extends-recruiting-reach-north-border

 

April 21 - Soccer North looks to help students reach next level

https://www.mississauga.com/sports-story/7251900-soccer-north-looks-to-help-students-reach-next-level/

 

April 6 - Soccer North to open at Clarkson Secondary School in September 2017

Peel Board enters into partnership agreement with Football North to establish soccer academy program 

 

March 22  - OFSAA Camp

Mississauga students swim to gold

 

March 2017 - Community Capture Magazine 

Football North at Clarkson SS

 

January 2017- Mississauga News

Therapy dogs help Clarkson Secondary students de-stress before exams

 

January 2017- Toronto Star

Two football recruits following North-south pipeline

 

January 2017- Mississauga News

Clarkson-based Football North Developing Top Canadian Talent

 

January 2017

The Joy of Giving by Clarkson SS  By: Student Writer Katerina Pollenko

 

January 2017- Syracuse, NY

Syracuse football recruiting: Get to know linebacker commit Tyrell Richards

 

 

2016

 

December 2016- The Sentinel, Maryland

No doubt a-boot it - Canadian high school tackles our football

 

November 2016- Mississauga News

Clarkson carries experience into OFSAA field hockey

 

October 2016- Toronto Star

Football North program at Clarkson Secondary School giving players southern exposure

 

June 2016- Community Capture Magaine

Mental Health Week & Multifest At Clarkson

 

May 2016- Community Capture Magazine

Clarkson Goes Crazy for a Good Cause

 

April 2016- Mississauga News

Clarkson Secondary School goes the extra mile in support of childhood cancer

 

February 2016- Mississauga News

Mississauga swimmers reach OFSAA

 

October 2016- Community Capture Magaine

Warm Charger Welcome- Grade 9 Orientation Day

 

2015

 

May 2015- Community Capture Magazine

Cancer Drive 2015

 

March 2015- Mississauga News

Clarkson ranks 10th at OFSAA swimming championships

 

February 2015- Mississauga News

Clarkson Secondary School event promotes girl power

 

2014

 

March 2014- Mississauga News

Clarkson breakfast program benefits from basketball game

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