Alf De Blasis

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

alfdeblasis@smww.com


A media industry professional for over 35 years with a specialization in sports productions, Alf is currently a self-employed business owner providing media and communications consulting services to broadcast, non-broadcast and sports organizations. As an independent media consultant, he has assisted the National Soccer Coaches Association of Canada (NSCAC) with its member correspondence as well as the creation and development of its biannual publication, “The Journal for Soccer Coaches”. He has also contributed his communications expertise to the Canadian Arena Soccer Association (CASA), a not-for-profit national sports federation, as well as the Mississauga MetroStars of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL), the first Canadian franchise in the North American professional arena soccer league. In 2015, he developed an independent sports business production, “Sport$trategies”, for international audio/video digital streaming and distribution and curated its parent website, sportstrategies.ca. Prior to that, he was responsible for the production of original Canadian programming for the premium sports network beINSports. He also has experience in the live production and presentation of six FIFA World Cups of Soccer in the multilingual space for both OMNI-TV & TLN Telelatino Network, since the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. He has also produced and hosted Italian League Championship (“Serie A”) games as well as UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League matches for TLN-TV. He has provided play-by-play, colour commentary and analysis for several international events including the FIFA Men’s U-20 World Cup for TLN-TV and the European Soccer Championships for TSN 1050 Radio. He has also contributed to other Canadian specialty sports media outlets including TSN, Sportsnet & The Score. He was also the Managing Editor of Inside Soccer Magazine, a national sports publication and its affiliated website, insidesoccer.ca. He has been employed in Marketing & Promotions for the Toronto Lynx Pro Soccer Club as well as Soccer Expo, an exposition of soccer merchandise and organizations. He has also volunteered as a Press Operations Crew member for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games and was a member of the Advisory Cabinet for the Festival of Football, a fundraiser in support of the WestPark Health Centre. He recently attained a Soccer Management and Scouting Certificate from Sports Management Worldwide.