Canada’s Herdman set to lead coaching session in conjunction with soccer national championship

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By Vikes Communications

October 30, 2012, VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Vikes soccer program and the SheKicks Campaign are pleased to announce that John Herdman, current head coach of Canada’s women’s soccer team that won Bronze at the London Olympics, will be putting on a Coaches Corner session on Nov. 11.

The session will run from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the Bob Wright Building (room B150) and is open to anyone in the community.

Herdman’s session will be occurring in conjunction with the 2012 CIS women’s soccer national championship being hosted at the University of Victoria, Nov. 8-11. The presentation will take place just prior to the bronze and gold medal matches set for 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., respectively. Cost per person for the presentation is $10 and registration can be done online.

As the head coach of the Canadian women’s national soccer team, Herdman has set the Canadian record for most wins in a single year by a national team coach after winning 14 out of 22 matches.

Named as head coach of the women’s team in 2011, Herdman was also the one to take the team to one of its most successful Olympic finishes in recent history, a bronze medal win over France in the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Originally from Consett, England, Herdman was the head coach of New Zealand’s women’s soccer team from 2006-11 before taking over the Canadian program and leading the women to a gold medal finish at the 2011 Pan American Games in Mexico and through the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in Vancouver.

Most recently, Herdman has been named as one of 10 finalists for the FIFA World Coach of the Year award in women’s soccer.

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