The DeRo Foundation was established to support local community initiatives which use soccer as a platform to help youth in high priority neighbourhoods develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed.
The mission of the DeRo Foundation is guided by a deep passion and love for the game of soccer and also by the positive difference it can make in uniting and inspiring our community.
Dwayne De Rosario
Dwayne De Rosario is a former MLS All-Star, MVP, 4X MLS CupChampion and 4X Canadian National Team Player of the Year, the current MLSE Ambassador and founder of DeRo United Futbol Academy
FSV Zwickau (1997-1999)
Richmond Kickers (1999-2000)
San Jose Earthquakes (2001–2005)
Houston Dynamo (2006–2008)
Toronto FC (2009–2011) (2014)
D.C. United (2011–2013)
New York Red Bulls (2011)
DERO UNITED FUTBOL ACADEMY
Supporting Youth Success through Soccer
The DeRo Foundation was established in 2014 by Dwayne De Rosario – MLSE Ambassador, Pan Am Games Ambassador and Motivational Speaker.
Dwayne’s journey as a professional soccer player and experience mentoring youth across North America through his DeRo United Soccer Academy has been the inspiration for the creation of the DeRo Foundation.
The mission of the Foundation is to support local community initiatives which use soccer as a platform to help youth in high priority neighbourhoods develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed.
Each individual associated with the Foundation is committed to helping youth achieve their maximum potential on and off the pitch – through providing mentorship and developmental tools in the area of education, leadership, self-confidence and health and nutrition.
Local Programming in Communities Where It Counts
As a registered foundation, the DeRo Foundation works with local community organizations to create programs that teach youth the importance of leadership, teamwork, education, and health and nutrition.
We offer after school programs and training clinics that helps kids achieve their full potential in a fun, friendly and creative environment.