In the summer of 2021, Nova Scotia saw the very first FREE and OPEN TO ALL soccer program designed as an all-inclusive, all-ability program for players with mental or physical disabilities. Suburban FC created and designed this program to be beneficial for social interaction, physical & cognitive development, and an opportunity for engagement with others in our community!
Since the establishment of the program, dozens of participants have had the chance to get involved in the ‘We All Play’ events. Suburban has had huge success to date with this program and the numbers, participation & interest continues to grow! Programs like this are integral to the desired impact of Suburban FC. As a Club, part of our mission is to provide soccer experiences to ANYONE in our surrounding community. This will not only make Suburban FC a more inclusive and accessible club, but will foster our club vision of creating a soccer culture like no other in Atlantic Canada!
The next ‘We All Play’ event is on February 20th & Suburban FC is excited to welcome Canada National Para-Soccer Captain, Sam Charron as a special guest for the program. We are thrilled to share that Sam will be an official ambassador for the program & we can’t wait to have Sam join us at our events!
Sam originates from Ottawa, ON where he grew up playing with the Cumberland Cobras under current Suburban FC Director of Soccer Jessie Burgins. “Charron was a member of the 2015 CP World Championship squad that placed 10th. He scored two goals in the tournament as Canada earned a win and two losses in the round robin then strung together two wins to advance to the ninth place match which they lost 5-3 to Scotland '' (canadasoccer.com).
Sam has had some impressive career highlights including MVP accolades at various 7-a-side international tournaments, medal finishes at World Championships, and most notably Sam was awarded the Canada Soccer Para-Player of the Year on multiple occasions! Sam recently finished a 4-year career with the StFX X-Men where he played alongside, and in his 4th year was coached by Suburban FC Boys Technical Director Ollie Hewish. Sam was key in the X-Men’s first ever USPORTS Nationals tournament qualification in 2019 and is currently pursuing a career at the Professional level overseas.
When asked about becoming an ambassador to the program, here’s what the Canada Captain had to say:
“The fact that this program is growing on the East coast where I’ve spent some key years of my life and career, and the fact that it’s been ran by people I know so well, makes it even more personal and close to me.”
“I’m honoured to be supporting Suburban FC and being an ambassador for the ‘We All Play’ program and can’t wait to be there in Halifax on the 20th”
Suburban FC looks forward to welcoming Sam and all of our ‘We All Play’ participants on February 20th!