Canada Soccer to hire Head of Women's Professional Soccer position

Soccer Canada's president Nick Bontis smiles during a press conference at BMO Field in Toronto on Aug. 10, 2021. (Cole Burston/CP)

Canada Soccer announced Wednesday that it will be hiring a Head of Women’s Professional Soccer, who will be dedicated to launching women’s professional soccer in Canada.

Applications for the role will be accepted until Feb. 28. The main objective for the position is "to spearhead women’s professional soccer with a strong Canadian identity and prioritize the development of promising young Canadians," per the federation's official release.

Currently, there is no women's professional league in Canada, nor are there any fully fledged professional Canadian clubs. Canada Soccer president Nick Bontis has previously stated his desire to have a team north of the border.

The Canadian women's national team, who won Olympic gold in Tokyo last summer, are back in action on Thursday when they face England in its Arnold Clark Cup opener.

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