The agreement will assign management tasks, including player registration, facility rental, and gameday operations, to MYSC, who were founded in 1968 and run several youth teams across multiple age groups in both competitive and house league soccer.
ProStars finished bottom of the 2023 L1O Women’s Premier Division and will play in the Women’s Championship next year – the new second tier of L1O soccer, coinciding with the introduction of promotion and relegation. Their Women’s Reserve Division ended this season seventh in the Central conference with three wins.
All teams will continue to take to the field under the name ProStars in 2024, with MYSC sponsoring Championship gameday uniforms. The partnership will also open doors at ProStars for MYSC boys’ and girls’ players who are looking to make the step up into adult soccer.
Phil Ionadi, President of MYSC, said: “This is an amazing opportunity to provide our players at MYSC a pathway to play at a high level of soccer in Ontario and build a professional environment in Mil-ton which our club and community will support.”
Josef Komlodi, President of ProStars, said: “It was important to us to ensure that we had a partner who could support our Women's Program and who have demonstrated their ability to develop and prepare players for the next level.”
Matthew Braithwaite, Managing Director of League1 Ontario, said: “It’s great to see how excited these two soccer organizations are in partnering with each other and for us to support them in reaching an agreement.
“League1 Ontario teams partnering with youth soccer clubs is a growing familiarity, and we hope this collaboration between ProStars and MYSC will elevate the game in the area.”