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***UPDATED June 3/13 @ 1230 EST ***

Football NS president elected as new Football Canada president.

Earlier this afternoon, Richard MacLean was elected earlier as the new president of Football Canada.

MacLean is the current president of Football Nova Scotia (has been in this role since 2004) and has also served on the Board of Directors for Football Canada since 2009.  Additionally, he served as chair the National Junior Team Program for Football Canada in 2012 – the year Team Canada’s enjoyed success in winning the gold medal at the 2012 IFAF World Junior Championships in Austin, Texas.

The native of Halifax, Nova Scotia holds a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Mount St. Vincent University as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary’s University.  MacLean is a high school teacher with the Halifax Regional School Board.  In 2012, he unsuccessfully ran for councillor of District 9 (Peninsula West – Armdale) in Halifax municipal elections.  Moreover, he has served on the Alumni Board of Saint Mary’s University as well as KidSport.

MacLean has coached at both flag and tackle levels.  As a player, he enjoyed a successful CIS career with the Saint Mary’s Huskies where he served as team captain and was a CIS First Team All-Canadian.  MacLean played high school football with the Queen Elizabeth Lions.

In a release from Football Nova Scotia on Monday, MacLean issued the following statement regarding the new position:

“I’m excited for the future of Football Canada and for looking forward to the opportunity of building a strong national body that meets the needs of its members and plans positively for the future.”

Photo credit: Football Canada


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