AthletesCAN, Western Law announce 2023-25 Sport Solution Program Managers

Sport Solution Program Manager Photos with photo of Western University

TORONTO / LONDON, Ont. – AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes and the Faculty of Law at Western University are pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Crudo, Hannah Herrington and Dylan Romero-Marshall as new Program Managers with Sport Solution.

Crudo, Herrington and Romero-Marshall – who are all entering their second year at Western Law in London, Ont. – began their respective terms on May 1 and will be with the program for the next two years.

“We are excited to welcome Anthony, Hannah and Dylan to the Sport Solution team. They have already produced excellent legal work as 1L caseworkers, and we are confident they will make a positive impact in the lives of AthletesCAN members with our unique collaboration.”

Amanda Fowler - Sport Solution’s award-winning Supervising Lawyer
Adjunct professor with Western Law, who specializes in representing professional and high-performance athletes

Sport Solution was founded in 1996, when AthletesCAN joined forces with the Sports Law Centre, the Faculty of Law at Western, and the Dispute Resolution Centre to create a program that would help Canada’s national team athletes resolve and prevent legal conflicts in sport. The program is the only one of its kind in North America, and is available free for all members, providing relevant information, assistance and guidance on sport issues that may require legal counsel.

Fowler’s work in helming the Sport Solution program was recognized last fall with a pair of awards. She was named one of Canada’s leading sports and entertainment lawyers by Who’s Who Legal for the second consecutive year, and also home the Lexology Client Choice Award in Sports & Entertainment Law, which is recognized within both the United States and Canada and internationally.

With these new appointments, AthletesCAN and Western Law thank outgoing Program Managers Hannah Dobie and Rheanna Geisel, who have served Sport Solution since 2021 and will graduate from law school this spring. Samuel Gan, Safiya Nanji and Laura Wade, who were appointed last May, will enter their second year with Sport Solution, continuing in their roles until Spring 2024.

“For over 25 years, Sport Solution has helped amplify the voices of Canada’s national team athletes. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Western Law with our new slate of program managers and help ensure athletes are heard in formal sport processes such as team selection, carding, safe sport, discipline disputes and anti-doping matters.”

Erin Willson - AthletesCAN President


Sport Solution Clinic Program Manager Anthony Crudo

Anthony Crudo

Anthony Crudo is a second-year law student at Western University. He received a Bachelor of Applied Science at Queen’s University in Computer Engineering. During Crudo’s first year of law school, he volunteered as a Caseworker with the Sport Solution Clinic.

Prior to attending law school, Crudo worked at an international aerospace company and a smart technology start-up. Throughout his professional career, he gained valuable experience working to promote clients’ interests and interacting with multidisciplinary teams. Crudo has also worked with many local and international non-profit organizations through which he supported initiatives including combating youth houselessness and promoting diversity and inclusivity within STEM-related fields.

Crudo is very excited to continue his work with the Sport Solution clinic as a Program Manager. He has a passion for advocacy and focuses on using an empathetic lens in understanding the athlete’s perspective when approaching any case. Crudo is committed to serving Canadian athletes and upholding the Clinic’s high standard of excellence.

Sport Solution Clinic Program Manager Hannah Herrington

Hannah Herrington

Hannah Herrington is a second-year law student at Western University, after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Society and Policy from the University of Utah. She relocated to Vancouver after graduation, where she served as a key member of the provincial health authority and drove the development of innovative and strategic policies.

Her expertise in health care and human resources equips her with a unique ability to navigate complex and fast-paced environments, making her a valuable resource for clients with time-sensitive or multifaceted matters.

During her first year of law school, Herrington volunteered as a Caseworker with Sport Solution, further fueling her passion for advocating for athletes and eliminating obstacles hindering their success. With an interest in health policy, she is particularly invested in the safe sport movement and is eager to help athletes safeguard their physical and mental well-being. As she transitions into the role of Program Manager, she is excited to continue contributing to the clinic’s crucial work in empowering athletes.

Sport Solution Clinic Program Manager Dylan Romero-Marshall

Dylan Romero-Marshall

Dylan Romero Marshall is a second-year law student at Western University with a Bachelor of Arts in Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law from McMaster University. During his first year, he volunteered as a Caseworker with the Sport Solution Clinic and the Community Workshops project with Pro Bono Students Canada.

Prior to law school, Romero-Marshall was a U SPORTS varsity athlete with the McMaster Marauders men’s volleyball team for five years, helping the team capture multiple Ontario championships and national medals. Outside of sports, Romero-Marshall volunteered his time in giving back to the community through a local organization, sparking a keen interest in advocacy.

As a Program Manager at the Sport Solution Clinic, Romero-Marshall is excited to combine his passions for advocacy and sports. He is determined to maintain the clinic’s high standard of excellence in supporting Canadian athletes. His commitment to service, and passion for advocacy make him a valuable asset to the clinic and the broader legal community.

About Sport Solution

Sport Solution is committed to supporting an athlete-centred sport system and strives to achieve this objective by counselling and advocating on behalf of Canada’s high performance athletes so their voices are well represented when resolving sport related issues that affect them. 

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About AthletesCAN

AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is the only fully independent and most inclusive athlete organization in the country and the first organization of its kind in the world.  As the voice of over 6,000 current and recently retired Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN membership spans 68 sports across the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan/Parapan American, and Commonwealth Games, and those currently funded by Sport Canada competing at Senior World Championships.

AthletesCAN ensures an athlete-centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture, through educational resources, support, training and professional development.  

Follow us on social @AthletesCAN and Join #TheCollective today.

For more information, please contact:

Alan Hudes
Manager, Communications and Sport Partnerships
613-526-4025 Ext. 224
[email protected]

Kaleigh Rodgers
Communications Specialist
Western Law
519-661-2111 Ext. 82126
[email protected]