Soccer association to review screening process

<p>A Calgary soccer association says it will be reviewing its screening policies in the wake of sexual assault charges against the coach of a local boys’ team.</p>

 

Sex abuse case prompts decision


A Calgary soccer association says it will be reviewing its screening policies in the wake of sexual assault charges against the coach of a local boys’ team.

 




Daryl Leinweber, executive director of the Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA), told Metro yesterday the organization reviews such policies on a regular basis to ensure the safety of children.

 




“We do have polices and procedures in place to protect the children and continue to review them constantly to ensure their safety and we will be reviewing them again in light of this,” Leinweber said.

 




On Tuesday, police charged 20-year-old Shawn Patrick Chamberlain-Fram with sexual assault, sexual interference with a child under 14 and invitation to sexual touching stemming from allegations from one of his young male players.





Leinweber said although the coach isn’t employed directly with CMSA — he coached for the Calgary Chinooks — he has been suspended from coaching pending the investigation.





Chamberlain-Fram coached an under-14 boys’ soccer team for the Chinooks Soccer Association, which has so far refused comment on the charges and what action, if any, it plans to take regarding screening pro- ­cedures.





Police say the charges against him relate to alleged incidents over the summer.















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  • Chamberlain-Fram, who coached for just over a year with the Chinooks Soccer Association, is still listed on the group’s website as an active coach.