(October 25, 2018) Alberta Soccer is pleased to welcome two new members to its team: Geraldine Ratcliffe and Sue Herring.

Geraldine joins Alberta Soccer as the Office Administrator after working for the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association’s North Zone office. Originally from Santiago, Chile, Geraldine studied Biology at University; however, upon her arrival in Edmonton in 2016, she began looking for a different work environment and a change of scenery from the academic world.  

On a personal note, Geraldine considers herself an avid cyclist, and on the weekends (or after work), you may see her riding her bike through the river valley. Alternatively, you may bump into her as she and her fiancé’ walk their dog, Wanda, through different parks and neighbourhoods – her favourite way of getting to know her new City.  

Sue joins the team as Alberta Soccer’s Grassroots Programs Assistant. Having been involved in soccer her whole life, Sue will bring a wealth of insight and experience to Alberta Soccer’s Grassroots Programming (and beyond).

Sue’s impressive resume’ begins with her time playing professionally in the UK for Doncaster Belles (winning the women’s premier league once and WFA Cup 3 times) and representing the North and North East of England at U18 and U21 levels and English Universities.

While earning her BA in Sport Studies (Sport Management) at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Sue also set up, coached, and played for the women’s soccer team.  

Armed with her USSF National B Licence, F.A. Preliminary Coaching certificate, and Coerver Youth Diploma, Sue has spent 16 years in Canada and the US working with university programs, club academies, teams, school academies and camps, coaching varsity high school, elite girls’ teams, and managing grassroots programs (not to mention her time as a volunteer coach in Ghana – working with European Pro Academies based in Accra). 

We look forward to the energy, knowledge, and expertise that both Geraldine and Sue will bring to Alberta’s soccer community.