ANDREA NEIL COACHING
SPEAKING & MENTORSHIP
A BIT ABOUT ANDREA
Originally a national level badminton player, Andrea gave up her Olympic dreams to pursue soccer after almost losing her leg in a motorcycle accident. Her career went on to span 21 years with the Women’s National Team as both a midfielder and later assistant coach. She played for her country 132 times, and was the first Canadian to participate in four FIFA Women's World Cups as a player (1995, 1999, 2003, 2007). A FIFA Instructor, Andrea has earned her USSF National "B" Coaching License and her UEFA Coaching A License from Coverciano, Italy.
Andrea is an inductee in the UBC Sport Hall of Fame, the Whitecaps Ring of Honour, the BC Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame, and was the first woman and third overall soccer player to be admitted to Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame.
“Never try to be better than someone else. Learn from others, and try to be the best you can be. Success is the by-product of that preparation.”