Feting women's program

MORRIS DALLA COSTA -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 7:36 AM ET

Eva Havaris has always been known as an advocate when it comes to promoting women in sport, be it on or off the field.

The well-known soccer player and women's coach is now working in Toronto with Rugby Canada, but that hasn't stopped her from continuing her efforts for women's sports.

Havaris is coach of the Fanshawe College women's soccer team.

She's also co-founder of Action! Females, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing grassroots development opportunities to female athletes and coaches.

The organization was founded in 2005 by Havaris and Melanie Guertin, a certified sport conditioning specialist and health educator.

Action! Females is holding a soccer day tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Springbank Park soccer fields, at the west side of the park.

It's for girls ages 4-12 at all skill levels. Action! Females is asking players to bring mothers, sisters and friends to the event.

There's no charge, but organizers are asking that those who do participate bring a pack of paper towels. What's collected will be donated to Women's Community House in London.

The event is to celebrate the accomplishments of youth female athletes as well as to bring together the female soccer community.

Members of the Fanshawe women's soccer team will be serve as volunteers.

The goal of Action! Females is to re-invest resources into the female sport community; to create positive experiences for athletes and coaches; to provide practical training and resources for athletes and coaches, and to ensure quality programs are provided with dynamic female leaders.


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