Kevin Lawrie first worked with the Sport Law & Strategy Group in July 2009 to add academic research and analysis to a broad advocacy report for the Team Sport Coalition. The report, titled ‘Full Team Ahead‘ made the case for increased funding for team sports in Canada. This position was ultimately accepted by the federal government and team sports were granted an additional $6 million in funding.
Since 2009, Kevin has contributed to hundreds of projects – including a report investigating the emigration of young Canadian basketball players, a review evaluation of Own the Podium, legal training manuals for athletic administrators, membership strategy documents, policy writing, codes of conduct, position papers, selection policies, social media and governance presentations, case managing, bylaws compliance, and survey development and analysis.
Kevin graduated from Brock University’s Sport Management program and followed up that education with a Master’s in the Applied Health Sciences. His research interests included social media, coaches, and athletes – and these interests are reflected in many of his recent writings on the SLSG website. Kevin also attended the University of Toronto for his Bachelor of Education degree.
Kevin managed and coached a Midget AA baseball team (16-18 year-olds) for eight years – highlighted by winning the CABA Michigan State 18u tournament in 2008 and attending the CABA 18u Aluminum Bat World Series in 2009. Kevin plays baseball and squash regularly, and golf poorly.