The Ontario Disc Sports Association (ODSA) is pleased to announce the reappointment of Christopher Lowcock to the position of Executive Director. As part of the ODSA team, his mandate will be to carry out the Board of Director’s ambitious plans for the continued growth of disc sports in Ontario.
Mr. Lowcock is an accomplished sports administrator with experience working in club development, communications, volunteer management and community program development in the DISC sport and recreation sector.
His background includes an extensive history in disc sports, event and club management. He was previously the General Manager for the Toronto Ultimate Club from 2004 to 2005 an organization that he started and ran from 1984 to 1991. He has also acted as Event Manager for 1988 Canadian National Ultimate & Overall Championships and the 1991 WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships consider being the pinnacle catalyst for change in the sport. Chris served as a founding member of the World Flying Disc Federation and served on various committees from 1984 through to 1991, and created the Disc Involvement Society of Canada (DISCANADA) and worked to elevate disc sports across Canada from 1984 through to 2012. Chris was part of the Canadian National Men’s Ultimate and captain of the Guts teams that attend WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships in 1984, 1986, 1988 and 1990. Chris won a Silver medal for Canada in Guts at the worlds in Colchester, England in 1986 and in Leuven, Belgium in 1988. Chris also participated in the 1985 WFDF World Disc Golf Championships in Helsingborg, Sweden where he broke the World Record for the longest hole in one at 108 meters. Chris has held advertising sales and marketing management positions in the printing and direct marketing sectors for decades running his own business. Between 2006 to 2012 Chris was able to garner funding towards the hands on teaching of 30,000 students across Ontario and has been instrumental in developing in partnership with Ultimate Canada - the required NCCP sessions and the development and creation of the Long Term Athlete Development plan through funding partnerships with the Ontario Trillium Foundation
Working in collaboration with the board of directors, he will oversee, develop, implement and coordinate all facets of the ODSA, to ensure maximum efficiency in business operations and program delivery.
The ODSA board of directors is confident that his wealth of knowledge, coupled withhis devotion to disc sports, will enable him to successfully carry out the duties required for this position.
"The ODSA is very pleased to present Christopher as our new Executive Director,” said Andrew Portwine, president of the board of directors. "A strong background at the PSO level has Christopher more than prepared to hit the ground running, and we look forward to his passion, dedication and hard work carrying the ODSA to new heights.”
Mr. Lowcock's appointment is effective October 14th, 2014.
He can be reached via email at email@example.com or by phone at 1-855-THROW-IT.