Toronto Azzurri Youth Sport Village

Ribbon Cutting at the LiUNA Clubhouse

It’s official! The new LiUNA Clubhouse at the Toronto Azzurri Sports Village is now open.


Cutting the ribbon from left to right… Toronto Azzurri Chairman Bob Iarusci, Master of Ceremonies Sam Ciccolini – Masters Insurance, Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Building committee member Mario Borsato, Board Member Joe Mancuso, Toronto Azzurri President Tony Graci, forKICKs founder Sergeant Stephen Hicks, Project Co-ordinator Ralph Ciccia, Business Manager LiUNA Local 506 Carmen Principato, forKICKS Co-ordinator Toronto Police Officer Glenn Jones, LiUNA International VP and Regional Manager Joseph Mancinelli, Board Member Dino Bottero, Board Member Elain Daviau, Toronto Police Deputy Chief Peter Sloly

The forKICKS Athletics and Education Organization at the Toronto Azzurri Youth Sport Village

forkicksSgt Stephen Hicks from Toronto Police Division 31 and his organization forKICKS Athletics and Education Organization sponsored by ProAction Cops and Kids will be running community programs at the Toronto Azzurri Youth Sport Village.  to many children from challenged families and allow them to play soccer in organized indoor and outdoor leagues. Through the assistance of “Proaction Cops and Kids”, a Toronto  Police Sponsorship initiative, Sgt. Hicks and his “forKicks” program has annually sponsored up to 100 children in the Toronto Azzurri Summer Development League. The “ProAction Cops and Kids” funds also allows Sgt. Hicks to run other sport programs for “At Risk” kids such as Flag Football, Aussie Rules, Wrestling and Tug ‘o War. Education programs will include anti-bullying, gang reduction, financial literacy, “flashlight Freddy” and nutrition.

ProActionThe Toronto Azzurri S.C. are proud to work closely with the forKICKS Athletics and Education Organization and will continue to offer sport and cultural opportunities in our new Toronto Azzurri Youth Sport Village.

Grassroots soccer development continues in Downsview

It was the vision of three individuals who believed that through sport, and specifically the game of soccer, they could help shape the lives of young men. The year was 1968. The Leafs were the Stanley Cup Champions and minor soccer in the Oakwood and St.Clair area was centered around the YMCA on Robina Ave. There was a vibrant soccer pulse centered around Earlscourt Park just blocks west. Aldo Principe,a bank manager during the day, had coached and managed youth teams out of the YMCA since the early 60’s, teamed up with Joe Vaccari and Sam Ciccolini, two young entrepreneurs, to form the Westwood Young Generation Soccer Club.

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The New LiUNA Clubhouse



The Toronto Azzurri Soccer club in partnership with the City of Toronto has developed and is operating a community based soccer/sports complex on the Keele/Steeles Reservoir lands to benefit youth through skills development, health and fitness.

After 12 years of hard work, fundraising and sponsorship contributions, the Toronto Azzurri are proud to announce the realization of the 5000 square foot LiUNA feildhouse.