Peel Halton’s Only Community Club with League1 Set For Positive Changes
Mississauga, ON: Today, North Mississauga is proud to welcome Judy Tjanetis and Aleks Balta as the respective Women’s and Men’s Head Coaches to lead the League1 Ontario programs. With both of these hires, the club is looking to give experienced youth coaches the opportunity to move up to the Semi-Professional level.
Coach Tjanetis is moving up to the first women’s team after coming off one of the most successful campaigns in Club History, with her U16 Girls squad winning both Indoor and Outdoor Ontario Cup Championships, and Regional League and League Cups. When speaking with the press, she had much to say about the league and her team, “I am a big believer in playing the game the right way, and for the players to conduct themselves professional manner. We want to treat the team like family and to develop a culture where the players feel relaxed. It’s important to have a good balance between focusing on competition while also focus on enjoyment for the game.” Along with her new position, she will continue in her role as the U17 Girls Head Coach.
Coach Balta comes into the role as a leader in youth development. He is a young Canadian up and coming coach holding a UEFA ‘A’. He has had opportunities to develop players into NCAA Division 1 prospects and professional players. Coach Aleks is looking forward to re-building the squad using players from Mississauga, “I want to integrate past players who have grown up playing for this club, and allow them the opportunity to play for our League1 team” he went on, “We want to establish a more entertaining, hardworking, and winning culture.” Along with his new position, he will be continuing with his full-time role as a Technical Director in Hamilton.
General Manager Christopher Keem is thrilled with both hires, in an interview with the press he spoke emphatically about Tjanetis, “Having one of our most successful coaches in the organization take over the women’s squad was a top priority at the club. We are thrilled to have her.” Club Leadership feels that Coach Tjanetis is the right person for the job to re-establish the program as the pre-eminent squad in Women’s League1. With Coach Balta, Keem added, “He ticks all the boxes you look for in a successful coach. Young, dynamic, determined, motivated, and a real up and comer. We couldn’t go wrong. With our new season approaching, it is a chance for both coaches to establish a positive, club mentality which utilizes players from our locale first.”