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    FC Edmonton Appoints Jeff Harrop as President

    Excerpts of the following article from February 8, 2022 is courtesy of the CPL on the appointment of Jeff Harrop as the new President of FC Edmonton.

    FC Edmonton President Jeff Harrop.
    FC Edmonton President Jeff Harrop. courtesy of the CPL

    Today, the Canadian Premier League with the support of all its member clubs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Harrop as FC Edmonton President effective immediately.

    A resident of Edmonton, Jeff has held extensive leadership roles in a range of dynamic, highly competitive industries including sports & entertainment, food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, and financial services. An accomplished business leader with a 20-year track record, Harrop’s experience includes his role as Senior Vice President Marketing and a member of the Executive Leadership Team at Oilers Entertainment Group.  

    In his role with the Oilers, Harrop oversaw a talented team of professionals dedicated to revenue generation (ticketing, premium sales), brand equity, sponsorship activation, customer retention, event operations, retail operations, digital media, fan engagement, TV & radio broadcast, in-house media, creative services, and game presentation.  His first focus will be to engage the passionate and loyal Eddies fans, supporters and the Edmonton soccer community with the primary focus directed to creating an exciting matchday experience in Edmonton this season.

    Jeff will be stepping in to replace FC Edmonton’s President and General Manager, Eric Newendorp. Newendorp joined the Club in 2020 and was an integral part of the Eddies team and navigating the Club through a challenging season affected by the pandemic.  The CPL and FC Edmonton are extremely grateful for Eric’s passion and commitment to the Eddies and wish him the best in his future endeavours.

    FC Edmonton Head Coach/Director of Football Operations, Alan Koch has been working diligently on building a new, re-energized FC Edmonton squad for the season.  A team of young, hungry talented players who are focused on the future of soccer in Canada.  

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