As a boy, Jack Blasutti played soccer in the streets of his home town of Udina in northern Italy with his older brother Bruno. After serving in the army, Jack moved to Canada in 1955. He soon met and married his wife Deanna in 1960, and together they have three children, all of whom are still involved in soccer today.
Jack became involved in soccer by coaching his oldest son in the late sixties. He then joined the West Mall Soccer Club and was named Vice President in 1978, a post he held for more than 10 years.
In 1989, the West Mall and Martingrove clubs joined, giving birth to the Etobicoke Youth Soccer Club. Jack was President of the club from 1989 to 2002, a league that started with just 380 kids… and today has over 3600 enthusiastic boys and girls.
Jack has received many awards including an Award of Excellence from the City of Etobicoke in 1998, and Lifetime Memberships from both the EYSC in 2004 and TSA in 2006.
Jack’s love of soccer includes years of coaching, refereeing, and being a conveyner of the Tyke Division. He is currently the Etobicoke Youth Soccer Club Business Manager.
Jack and his wife Deanna continue to live in Etobicoke. When he is not busy managing the club, you can find Jack cheering on his five grandchildren, all of whom play soccer today.