TORONTO, ON – November 21st, 2019 – The Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) is proud to announce and welcome Jim Leworthy as Vice President of Development. Jim will be responsible for the administration of the Ontario Lacrosse Association’s Quest for Gold program coordinator, Team Ontario program coordinator and OLA In-School program coordinator. He will also play an assisting role for volunteer recruitment and long-term planning at the association level by examining grass roots, house league and fundamental development opportunities for lacrosse programs throughout the province.
Jim comes to the OLA with many years of involvement and energy in minor and junior box lacrosse clubs. Following his playing career, he coached a team for the West Mall Lacrosse Association before serving in the Southern Etobicoke Lacrosse Association (SELA) as vice-president, referee and coach from 1969 to 1976. In 1984 he established the Milton Lacrosse Association, serving as Association President 1995 before establishing the Milton Maverick Junior "B" Lacrosse Program in 1995. Upon his retirement, he relocated to Orillia, where he managed their Junior "B" club from 2011 until 2017. Prior to his election to the OLA's Board of Directors, he served as an OLA Committee Representative as appointed by the OLA President.
“We are incredibly fortunate to welcome Jim as the newest member of the OLA's Board of Directors,” said Marion Ladouceur, President of the Ontario Lacrosse Association. “We look forward to working with Jim to lay out a technical vision for the sustained growth and development of participants across the province, and are confident in Jim’s ability to execute this plan and meet our LTAD objectives.”
Jim can now be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.