DG Sports Inc.
7601 Martin Grove Road
Vaughan, ON, L4L 9E4
DG Sports Inc. is a league management company based in the Ontario Soccer Centre building in Vaughan, ON, specializing in operating and managing soccer leagues across the province of Ontario. Currently DG Sports operates the following leagues:
- Ontario Soccer League (OSL)
- League1 Ontario & League1 Reserves
- Ontario Academy Soccer League (OASL)
- Toronto 2000 SC (at the Ontario Soccer Centre & Wet ‘n’ Wild Dome)
The company was founded in September 1993 by David “Davie” Gee who is a native of Liverpool, England and grew up playing in Liverpool’s Academy before coming to Canada in April of 1982 to start his soccer journey here. Davie begun his career at Soccerworld II in Mississauga, ON as the General Manager for 7 years before he opened his business, DG Sports.
Davie began his managerial career in 1988 as the team manager for the North York Rockets,and served as the Head Coach for the Ryerson Polytechnic Men’s Soccer team for the 1988-1990 season. In 1995 he was the Head Coach of Toronto Italia, a semi-professional soccer team in the Canadian National Soccer League (CNSL).
In 1997, he was the general manager of the newly formed Toronto Lynx in the USL A-League.He was responsible for gathering players to the club’s first roster including Paul Stalteri, Dwyane De Rosario, Pat Onstad, and other local Canadian National Soccer League (CNSL) players. The Lynx performed well in their debut season qualifying for a postseason berth.
In 1998, Davie was appointed the head coach of the Toronto Olympians in the Canadian Professional Soccer League (CPSL). He brought in several of his Toronto Lynx signings, players with USL experience, and top CNSL athletes. During his tenure with the organization he established the Olympians as a powerhouse and a championship dynasty within the league, winning 3 consecutive championships from 1998-2000. For his efforts the league awarded him the CPSL Coach of the Year award in 1998, and 1999. In 2002, Gee relocated his club to Mississauga and relinquished his role as head coach to Darren Tilley and Tony Laferrara in 2003. In 2004, Gee sold his club to John O’Neil, the Director of the Durham Region Soccer Association.