As goaltender for the nationwide soccer workforce, Karina LeBlanc was a part of the era that put the Canadian sport on the map. Between Olympic medals and excessive World cup expectations, the sky is now the restrict.
But for LeBlanc and her cohorts, it was by no means nearly what occurred on the pitch.
Even within the large wins, the workforce aimed past the sport of the day. The actually large play was to make girls’s soccer a pressure for world change. Helping younger girls get the prospect to take part on the earth’s sport, most of the time, additionally helped the nationwide workforce gamers reassess themselves in constructive methods.
Since changing into Head of CONCACAF Women’s Football, LeBlanc has had the privilege and pleasure to see it occur repeatedly within the 41 nations that symbolize the FIFA affiliation: a shy woman involves the pitch for the primary time, and inside just a few hours sees herself as a participant, with all the arrogance, enthusiasm and energy that goes with that.
Player’s Own Voice podcast host Anastasia Bucsis leads Karina LeBlanc by way of a refreshingly optimistic dialog a couple of profession in sports activities that also seems like one of the best is but to return — even now.
Earlier this 12 months, Karina wrote a strong letter to her new child daughter for CBC Sports’ Player’s Own Voice essay sequence, which, like the POV podcast, lets athletes converse to Canadians about points from a private perspective.
The ‘learn’ and ‘pay attention’ variations of POV are now joined by a brand new approach for athletes to share opinions and experience about points in Canadian sports activities: Player’s Own Voice in Studio brings digital video to the POV strategy
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