Soccer provided Nadine Liverpool with a scholarship to pursue undergraduate studies at an American college and opportunities to represent Canada and Trinidad & Tobago.
Liverpool is now seeking to use her extensive knowledge of the game and her sports journalism experience to become the face of Toronto FC.
The Major League Soccer (MLS) club has an opening for an individual to showcase their skills in front of the camera by conducting player interviews and being on web and TV. The successful applicant will also host club matches and events, assist in marketing and travel with the team.
Applicants are required to create their own profile by uploading their photo with a 200-word personal biography. The closing date is March 2 at noon.
Liverpool is well credentialed to fill the opening.
As a member of the Toronto FC Game Operations department for 15 months up until last November, she was responsible for the delivery of championship fan service, the execution of in-game promotional activity at the club’s home matches and the selection of contestants for on-field and in-stand contests and promotions.
The former Scarborough United and Dixie Soccer Club midfielder was also the Rogers TV Canadian Soccer League’s host last season.
“I have been around the sport for most of my life,” said the 25-year-old Pope John Paul II Catholic Secondary School graduate who acquired a soccer scholarship to attend the University of Alabama in Birmingham where she graduated with a Psychology degree. “I know the soccer environment and I have some exposure working with Toronto FC. I am confident that I will be a perfect fit to become the next face of the club.”
After graduating in 2009, Liverpool returned home and enrolled in Centennial College’s 45-week sports journalism post-graduate degree program. While in school, she created a YouTube Channel – SportsNAYtion – and was recruited to be the Canadian host for a U.S.-based online radio show.
Liverpool interned for a year at The Score Television Network and last August accepted a full-time offer to be a web news and junior assignment editor.
Prior to hanging up her soccer boots, she represented Canada at the Under-16 level and Trinidad & Tobago – her parents’ birthplace – in the 2007 Futbol Internacional Soccer Festival in Alabama.
Her father, Rex, played the sport recreationally and older brother, Nkosi, who attended Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School, was the recipient of a soccer scholarship to Phillips University in Oklahoma. He is a registered massage therapist.
The top five vote-getters to be announced on March 2 at 5 p.m., along with 10 candidates selected by the club’s talent search team, will advance to the next round of voting that ends on March 16 at noon. The winner will be announced on March 24 at Toronto FC’s home opener against San Jose Earthquakes at BMO Field.
Individuals can vote for Liverpool by going to http://apps.facebook.com/tfcdreamjob/contests/189938/voteable_entries/44600017.
By RON FANFAIR