Alliston Gold Medal Olympian Hosts Football Camp

The region’s young female soccer stars will soon have the chance to learn from one of the best players in the game.

Deanne Rose, the gold-medal Olympian who helped Canada’s women’s soccer team reach the top step of the podium, is planning a two-day soccer camp next month in Alliston. Born and raised in the city, she says it’s important to give back.

“When I was growing up, I didn’t have people around me who grew up around me to look up to, especially women in football,” Rose says. “So I think if the girls who grew up in Alliston or the surrounding area see me coming back and have the opportunity to train with me at camp, I think it would give them a good opportunity to be inspired and to knowing that they can achieve things too.”

Rose says she sees the sport growing in popularity in recent years, something she attributes in part to the success of Canada’s gold-medal team.

The two-day camp will include exercises she does daily with an emphasis on making it fun for everyone involved. Rose is thrilled to share her passion for the game she loves, but one that she says is very difficult.

“Running is no joke! I think it’s a real testament to your fitness, the health of your body and that kind of stuff,” Rose says. “I think football is a beautiful sport. I love it! It’s the best sport in the world for me, and a lot of people think that too!”

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Naomi C. Amerson