AthletesCAN, Western Law celebrate Sport Solution supervisor Fowler’s legal awards honouring work with national team athletes

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TORONTO / London, Ont. – AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, and the Faculty of Law at Western University, are proud to celebrate a pair of achievements by Sport Solution Supervising Lawyer Amanda Fowler.

Fowler, who oversees the unique program that assists national level athletes in cases that require legal support, was recently named one of Canada’s leading sports and entertainment lawyers by Who’s Who Legal for the second consecutive year. In addition, Fowler took home the Lexology Client Choice Award in Sports & Entertainment Law, which is recognized within both the United States and Canada and internationally.

Both awards required recognition from Fowler’s athlete clients – in the form of votes, and a formal nomination submitted to Lexology/Client Choice.

“We are thrilled for Amanda to be honoured for such meaningful work on behalf of our members. She continues to demonstrate her dedication to national team athletes and prioritizing our voice in support of an athlete-centred sport system.”

Erin Willson, AthletesCAN President

Throughout her career, Fowler has represented Olympic, high-performance and amateur athletes in various sport disputes, including team non-selections, improper carding nominations, human rights and doping infractions. Her clients have included Canadian and international athletes, with cases heard at the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Fowler has helmed the Sport Solution program since 2020.

“Western Law congratulates Amanda Fowler on being recognized for her excellent work as a sports lawyer. Our students are fortunate to have such a tremendous role model leading the work of the Sport Solution clinic, helping them to meet the legal needs of Canada’s national team athletes.”

Erika Chamberlain, Western Dean of Law

The Sport Solution program was founded in 1996, when AthletesCAN joined forces with the Sports Law Centre, the Faculty of Law at Western, and the Dispute Resolution Centre. 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.

“I consider it a privilege to be a sports lawyer and represent Canada’s top athletes. “It’s incredibly meaningful to be honoured with these two awards for that work, especially when the support comes from my clients and peers. Thank you to everyone involved.”

Amanda Fowler

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. Follow us on Instagram @sportsolutionclinic or click here

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 Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN ensures an athlete-centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture. 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]