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 international soccer career went on to span 21 years with the Women’s National Team as both a midfielder and later as an 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). She attended her fifth FIFA Women's World Cup as a coach in 2011 and her sixth in 2015 as media. A highly experienced coach, Andrea has earned her UEFA "A" Coaching License from Coverciano (Florence), Italy and her USSF National "B" Coaching License from Carson, California.
Andrea has been inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame, the Whitecaps Ring of Honour, the BC Sports Hall of Fame, the BC Soccer Hall of Fame, the Canada West Hall of Fame, the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame, and was the first woman, and third overall soccer player, to be inducted into Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame.
“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of the self-satisfaction in knowing that you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.”