New league Web site also provides greater visibility
The Canadian Professional Soccer League is determined to get the word out.
Increased distribution of information in the print media, additional scheduling by Rogers of the CPSL Soccer Show and the launching of a new Web site are all important steps taken recently to increase the visibility of Canada’s only professional soccer league.
The CPSL Soccer Show, initially aired each Sunday at 1.30 p.m. with the occasional repeat, is now scheduled to be shown six times through to the following Sunday morning and this will continue to the end of October.
Increased distribution and printing of game results, standings and upcoming game notices by sports sections of newspaper subscribers to CP wire service throughout Ontario and Quebec, has also taken CPSL awareness up a notch or two.
But the league is proud most of all by the recent launch of its new Web site www.cpsl.ca which, in addition to the usual stories, game reports and statistics associated with all professional leagues, has a number of special features introduced to grab the attention of the large number of fringe supporters interested in following soccer in a more serious way.
CPSL president Vincent Ursini says this group is important to the growth of the CPSL.
“We believe that the average fan wants Canada to have a stronger professional soccer structure so while serving our member clubs and their supporters by keeping everyone informed, we want others interested in soccer to become interested in the CPSL,” he said when the new Web site was launched recently.
The CPSL has 14 teams this year and several other communities want to know more about the CPSL with the intention of joining the league for 2003 and 2004. This, with the interest in league expansion spreading to other parts of Canada, all makes the increased information and visibility more necessary.
The CPSL Soccer Show can now be seen: Sunday 1.30 p.m. (first airing), Thursdays at 9.00 p.m., Fridays at 7.00 p.m., Saturdays at 11.30 a.m. then at 8.30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 8.30 a.m.