Thursday, Sept 8, 2022

Dear Members,

It is with a mix of emotions that we share that Brad Lawlor will be leaving Soccer Nova Scotia.

With class, humanity, courage and patience, Brad has led Soccer NS through seven years of operational change including: introducing rebates for grassroots programming; diversifying revenue streams; creating important partnerships with the HFX Wanderers and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC; and Covid-19 response & recovery to name a few.

Brad is deeply appreciated by the board and his colleagues as a person with a true passion for developing sport and, even more importantly, a person who cares about people and their well-being. While we’re sad to lose him, we’re also excited for him as he now embarks on a different challenge as the incoming CEO of Tennis Nova Scotia.

Brad’s last day is October 10th, after which time Lindsay MacAskill (currently Director, Member Services) will assume all responsibilities as Interim Executive Director and with the full support of the Board. No other changes are expected.

We will begin a formal search in the weeks to come.

This is an exciting time for soccer in Nova Scotia. The growth of the game, particularly among children, is strong and the overall health of the organization has never been stronger. The new strategic plan, recently developed in partnership with members, has important focus areas and prioritizes safe, positive and quality experiences for players, coaches, clubs and officials.

We look forward to continued collaboration with you as we all work towards a sustained growth of this great game and broad benefits for all participants well into the future.


Yours sincerely,

Phil Swinney, on behalf of Soccer Nova Scotia’s Board of Directors