Category: News & Blog

The Toronto Blizzard in the Ontario Cup Finals

Congratulations to the Toronto Blizzard U21 team for a great game and making the Ontario Cup finals vs. Oshawa, by beating the 2016 Ontario Cup Champions in St. Catharine’s.
Both our Toronto Blizzard U18s & U21s teams are in the Ontario Cup Finals & Semi’s as follows:

Ontario Cup weekend

  Good luck to coach Joe Parolini and the Blizzard teams!

Toronto Azzurri Induction Gala

The Toronto Azzurri is pleased to announce that they are presenting their first Annual Induction Gala.  This event replaces our Spring Splash dance that previously took place every April.  Yes, there will still be the usual great meal with entertainment and dancing, but this year there will be a ceremony to induct individuals into the Toronto Azzurri Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame will be located in a section of the Toronto Azzurri Youth Sport Village and will honor contributors to the Toronto Azzurri organization and the sport of soccer.  Categories for induction will include Players, Coaches and Builders/Influencers.

Proceeds go to sport and art programs for children at the Toronto Azzurri Youth Sport Village. Reserve your ticket today by contacting the Toronto Azzurri office.

When Saturday April 1st, 2017 – Doors open @ 6:00pm
Fontana Primavera Event Center
77 Woodstream Blvd. Vaughan, Ont
Doors open @ 6:00 pm – Dinner @ 7:30 pm
Open deluxe Bar included
Cost  $100 per ticket
Contact us for Tickets
Phone: 416 782-1578


Toronto Blizzard Announce League 1 Ontario Entrance

Toronto, ON (December 19th, 2016) – The Toronto Blizzard are pleased to announce that we have been officially accepted into competitive play within League 1 Ontario for the 2017 season. Our successful application will see us launch our Women’s program first with the start of league play for this upcoming season followed by plans to also add a men’s program for 2018.

It was a cold day back in 1979 for opening day when the Toronto Blizzard took the field for their first inaugural home game. In fact, the city had been frozen by a blizzard. The events have just repeated themselves as a blizzard recently hit Toronto with the announcement of the Toronto Blizzard coming back to life once again. Like a phoenix rising up from the ashes of old to take its place once again in prominence in the form of the new Toronto Blizzard  partnered with the Toronto Azzuri.

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Toronto Blizzard Women’s Team

Toronto Azzurri Youth Sport Village is the new home for The Toronto Blizzard Women’s Team

The Toronto Blizzard Women’s Teams run by former Canadian National Coach,  Joe Parolini, will be calling the Toronto Azzurri Youth Sport Village home starting in 2017.  The Toronto Blizzard are pleased to announce the official acceptance into competitive play within League 1 Ontario for the 2017 season. Our successful application will see us launch our Women’s program first with the start of league play for this upcoming season followed by plans to also add a men’s program for 2018. The Toronto Blizzard  will practice and play their home games at our fields. Joe Parolini currently has positioned 4 of his players into the Canadian National Women’s Teams and has most of the team positioned for US Scholarships.

Toronto Blizzard Website

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Toronto Azzurri Fall News

As we approach the last months of 2016, the Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club would like to update everyone on upcoming programs and developments around the Toronto Azzurri Youth Sport Village.

2016 Fall Indoor Soccer in Progress

We are very excited about our inaugural Indoor “Fall” Sessions which are  happening every Wednesday at La Liga Indoor Center, 1107 Finch Ave W. We were able to accommodate 70 children from ages 5-15 and each sessions focuses on improving ball skills and better understanding the tactical principles of playing the game of soccer. 

Sign Up for The 2017 Winter Indoor Soccer Session

We would like to announce a “Winter ” Indoor Program as a continuation of our  current sessions. This will be launched on January 11th, running ten (10) Wednesdays until March 15th. 


Wednesday January 11, 2017 to Wednesday March 15, 2017

  • Junior Group – 7;00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Intermediate Group – 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
  • Senior Group-8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

La Liga  Futsol Complex
1107 Finch Avenue, West
Toronto, Ontario M3J 2P7

Cost: $200.00


  • On line –
  • In person @La Liga Futsol Complex – from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday November 16, 2016
    • Wednesday November 23, 2016
    • Wednesday November 30, 2016

Please do not hesitate…you may Register On-Line or you may call 416-782-1578 and inquire.


Toronto Azzurri 2017 Rep Teams

In 2017, the Toronto Azzurri will start to introduce our own “Rep” teams into the  North York Soccer Association League.  Please stay tuned to further announcements.

Youth Sport Camps starting July 2017

The Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club will be starting Youth Sport Camps in July 2017.  We will be offering Full day and half day Camps.  The children will be offered a wide assortment of Outdoor sport activities like Soccer, Baseball, Flag Football, Frisbee Golf, as well as Indoor Educational Sessions and Movie Watching(Yes, we have Air Conditioning). Please consider the Toronto Azzurri Youth Sport Village for your Birthday Celebrations! One hour Outdoor play and one hour Indoor party celebrations included.
Please contact Mary Severino at 416-782-1578 or for all the details.

Thank you for supporting the Toronto Azzurri Youth Sport Village!
We built the Azzurri LIUNA Clubhouse for our Community!


Avoiding and Preventing Heat Related Injuries When Playing Soccer


There are some simple guidelines which have been prepared when it comes to running activities in a hot and/or humid environment. The goal in participating in hot weather is to avoid fluid loss from the body or dehydration. Water not only accounts for some 98% of our body composition, but functions to help deliver oxygen to working muscles, and keeps the body from overheating during strenuous activity. Hard working muscles generate heat which is dissipated through the act of sweating.

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Congrats to our Winner!

Congratulations to Jay Dickson who is the holder of winning ticket #0686.  You’re the winner of the Azzurri Blue 2016 Fiat 500.

Have fun driving your new car!

The Toronto Azzurri would like to thank everyone who bought a ticket and participated in the raffle.  Your support will go a long way to help create programs for our youth in the community.

We would also like to send out a special thank you to Peel Chrysler and the Chiodo family for supplying the car for the raffle.


City of Toronto License #M779946

A Proud Moment with Coach John DiSilva

Just wanted to share a proud coach moment I had this past week. We played against Team New Zealand last Wednesday and although we didn’t win, I got to see the winning goal taken by a young lady that I used to coach. I was so proud of the way she played and so exited for her…this was in fact her first goal, and I got to be a part of that. Even though she isn’t on our team, I couldn’t help but feel proud at that moment when she stepped into the ball and it went to the back of the net. I share this with you because at the end of all the coaching and games and sometimes the challenges we face, in that moment in time, is something that I will never forget. I feel very blessed to be a part of an organization that takes pride in the development of youth to teach not only skills in the sport of soccer but also to teaching them humility and sportsmanship. My son whom I have coached for several years, came up to me at the end of the match and mentioned the same thing. He was also excited for her. He said “Dad, did you see that goal, it was awesome, and did you see who scored it?” It was also that moment that I was reminded that this was all worth it. Sometimes racing to make practice or a game after work, it’s worth it.

Sometimes facing different levels of challanges, it’s worth it.

We do have a strong impact on these young people’s lives and we need to keep ensuring we the leaders and role models have a positive impact. To raise their confidence. To teach them how to work together and play as a team. To play hard and have fun.

So thank you Toronto Azzurri members and leaders for all that you do and represent.

I know I am rambling on but in a world where sometimes the negative seems to take center stage, we also need to share positive moments.