Hamilton Sparta and the McMaster Men’s and Women’s Soccer programs have been developing a partnership over the past 3 years which has provided benefits to both organizations and which is continuing to flourish. The head coaches of both of McMaster’s varsity teams, Dino Perri on the men’s side and Joe Valvasori with the women’s team, are Sparta coaches, as are most of the assistants who have been working with both teams. The two organizations have combined to run a pre-season tournament/festival which attracts over 100 teams to the Mac campus each April. Many of the Mac players provide their expertise in staffing our developmental academies and several of them coach our Sparta teams. Some of our teams have taken part in the Athlete’s Edge fitness program and many players have benefitted from their Sports Medicine program in diagnosing and rehabilitating injuries. A number of exciting partnership initiatives are being planned for the upcoming year. We encourage Sparta families to attend and learn from the home games being played at McMaster this season…it’s the highest level of soccer you will see in this city.