Electric City Football Club signs Jack Collins and Tomas Alvarez

Midway through the first week of training camp, the Electric City Football Club announced the signing of former Ottawa Fury player Jack Collins and Fanshawe Falcons rookie of the year Tomas Alvarez.

“These two rookies will typify the values ​​and heritage of this city,” said ECFC men’s head coach Jamie Sherwood. “They came to training camp and brought a high level of intensity and honest hard work.”

Collins is a 22-year-old Canadian midfielder from Essex, England who played for the Ottawa Fury organization for six years. After his stint with the Ottawa Fury, he signed with Nipissing University and was a constant presence with the Nipissing Lakers.

During Collins’ time with the Nipissing Lakers, he won Rookie of the Year, Nipissing Men’s Soccer MVP and was named an OUA All Star. In the 10-game 2021 OUA season, he had four goals and five assists. Collins helped lead Nipissing to the OUA playoffs in his rookie season where they fell in the quarterfinals.

“Having heard about Electric City FC, I immediately knew I wanted to be part of this developing project and help bring top-flight football to Peterborough,” said Collins.

“Electric City FC fans can expect a lot from me as a player as I am dedicated to both the sport and the club and I am passionate about the success of the team. On top of that I am a hard worker who fears no situation.

The men’s team also added a creative midfielder in London, Ont. native of Tomas Alvarez, who played three seasons with FC London.

Alvarez spent a year playing with Athletico Nacional in Colombia before returning home to play for FC London from 2019 to 2021. He scored seven goals for FC London, including two big goals against Vaughan Azzurri in the semi-finals. final of the 2019 Ligue 1 season.

Alvarez also spent time with the Fanshawe Falcons in the OCAA where he won various awards such as Fanshawe Rookie of the Year and multiple OCAA All-Star awards. Alvarez also won a silver and a bronze medal at the OCAA Championships during his time with the Falcons.

“It was an easy decision to be part of this club’s inaugural season. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Peterborough and I’m delighted to be part of such a great city,” Alvarez said. “Peterborough is such a welcoming and community-oriented city, I can’t wait to wear the yellow and black.

Season passes are now available at electriccityfc.com for home openers on May 7 for the men and May 14 for the women at Fleming College Sports Complex. Single tickets will be available to the public from April 19.

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