Coach using widening influence to promote higher education, opportunities for disadvantaged youth

St. Matthew High School head football coach Jean-Sorphia Guillaume has always strived to help his players make it to the next level, but that’s never been his main goal.
That pursuit is one much greater: supporting the dreams of his student-athletes, especially those who are Black or come from other groups considered minorities in Canada.

Hometown Heroes: Running on ice – Running Room’s Phil Marsh offers up the best tips to keep running this winter

As the temperature begins to drop, so do many of our outdoor options for exercise – snow has a tendency to make it harder to do many of our favourite activities, and with the addition of the COVID-19 pandemic, options become even more limited to what type of activities individuals are able to do. Skiing, snowboarding, skating – there are multiple options – but one long time runner and Running Room Regional Manager, Phil Marsh said a new hobby that many have picked up in the spring is one that does not need to be dropped the minute the temperature goes below zero.

OSU Force Academy Zone: Can’t slow down OSU train in ’20

The 2020 soccer season will go down as a lost year in many people’s minds, but Ottawa South United nevertheless continued to advance players to soccer’s higher levels and broke new ground despite the pandemic’s roadblocks.

While COVID-19 kept OSU from building on its championship trophy collection, many club products nonetheless earned opportunities to play soccer in the university and professional ranks.

YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Stars of the Month – October 2020

Team of the Month: Ottawa South United PLSQ men’s soccer team Team Members: Daniel Assaf, Jeremy Aweya, Gabriel Bitar, Liam Cassis, Ricky Comba, Dario Conte, Myles Cornwall, Deondrae Fells, Tyler Gowdy, Tareq Hamad, Quinn Honeyman-Wootton, Emad Houache, Kevin Kaba-Kalonji, Moses Kafeero, Stefan Karajovanovic, Ronan Kratt, Federico Leal, Cristopher Malekos, Scott Mazzotta, Mitchell O’Brien, Kyle Potter,…

Coping with COVID: Return to play formulas the next challenge for Ottawa sports organizations

By Charlie Pinkerton Local sports clubs are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel with an adjusted return to training, though the path forward in a world with COVID-19 continues to provide plenty of bumps (as detailed in’s May 13 web story). Below are some snapshots of how various Ottawa…