Two former Toronto FC icons set to launch innovative, play-and-learn soccer
camps at Toronto SoccerPlex

TORONTO, Oct. 13 /CNW/ - Legendary footballer Danny Dichio and star goaltender Greg Sutton have joined forces with Toronto SoccerPlex to uncover the soccer stars of tomorrow.

The recently retired Toronto FC icon is set to launch "Soccercize with Danny Dichio" - a get-up-and-go soccer academy steeped in fun, games, drills and a team-building skills, in an effort to keep youngsters active over the winter months.

As well, former TFC goalkeeper Greg Sutton is also set to launch a seven-week soccer camp in November, in an effort to teach youngsters the basics of soccer goalkeeping techniques and tactics, and to give youngsters a better understanding of the ins and outs of the game's most important position.

    WHAT:     Official media launch of Soccercise with Danny
              Dichio/Goaltending Basics from Greg Sutton

    WHEN:     Wednesday October 14, 2009

    WHERE:    Toronto SoccerPlex, 101 Railside Road

    TIME:     9 a.m.-11 a.m. (Refreshments will be served)

"Aside from getting a chance to learn some of the tricks of the trade, more importantly, children will come away accepting the importance of hard work, healthy living, team concepts and will understand the importance of having fun every time they step on the field," says Dichio, who retired last month as the club's all-time leading scorer.

Beginning on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, Dichio's eight-week sessions are open to boys and girls of all abilities, aged between seven and 13.

Sutton says, "Regardless of the sport, goalies, goaltenders and goalkeepers are a breed apart."

Playing the actual position requires much more than simply catching a ball. It takes agility, awareness, focus and confidence so that your teammates will trust you.

"They must be taught at a young age," says Sutton, who plays for the Canadian National team and has been capped by the National team 16 times.

Also beginning in November 2009, Sutton's goaltender sessions are open to boys and girls aged 8 to 15.

About the Toronto SoccerPlex:

Located at 101 Railside Road in Toronto, (Lawrence Ave. East and Don Valley Parkway), Toronto SoccerPlex consists of four indoor turf fields. The facility is entering its fourth indoor soccer season and is home to several elite youth training programs.

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For further information: For further information: Peter Dais, Toronto SoccerPlex, (416) 441-4000,,

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