With Canadian sport continuing to be at the forefront of many recent headlines, some key questions are arising. How can we raise the standard in sports development to ensure the right balance between fun and competitiveness? How do we integrate EDI forward? And what does itreallymean to foster community? How do we create greater accountability to ensure the betterment of our partners, team members, support systems and developmental pipeline? 

Find out in our first episode of season 7, where Ken is joined by Matt Young and Paul Beirne to open the curtains on true sports development, what it means and how we can leverage it in 2022 and beyond.

Whether you’re heading an organization or looking for brilliant, salient ways to foster community in your every day sport, amateur and professional, you will want to tune in! 

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Guest Bios

Matt Young is globally recognized as THE expert in turning Long-Term Athlete Development Framework theory into strategy that works for organizations ranging from grassroots to professional & Olympic levels of sport. Matt’s ability to distill complex constructs into bite-sized pieces that can be understood has made him a sought-after business consultant. Young is also a Guinness World record holder with $6,000,000.00+ raised for charity to date.

Paul Beirne is one of Canada’s leading soccer executives and one of the people who brought the Canadian Premier League to life. As a serial sports start-up and turnaround specialist he has been part of many tremendous sporting successes: Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, and the Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. 



Matt: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-young-3a133310/

Paul: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-beirne/

Ken: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenneth-evans-1484082/