Julia Francki
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Julia Francki

“Although Julia is not big, she is a tough player to play against because she is very physical and will not back down from anything,” Steve Johnson

“Her attitude to training and the team are excellent and we are really happy to have Julia commit to our program. She has come in with a terrific class of recruits that will contribute our success this season.”

“I chose Ottawa University because it has an excellent academic program as well as a really strong soccer program,” notes Francki, whose squad added a scoreless draw against Ryerson the day after the Toronto match. “The girls on the team are all amazing soccer players and are also very nice and welcoming.”

Occupation: Communication Officer at the Canada Revenue Agency

Personal Experiences
  • Julia grew up in Orleans, Ontario
  • Julia grew up in Orleans, Ontario
  • She attended Sir Wilfrid Laurier S.S.
  • She has a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Communication and minoring in Business Administration
  • She completed co-op through her degree, through a co-op position she was able to get a permanent full time government job immediately upon graduating
Professional Experiences
  • Julia attended the University of Ottawa where she played on the soccer team for 5 years
  • OUA east first team all star 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • OUA east division player of the year 2013
  • University Canadian Women’s soccer team 2013
  • Usports first team all Canadian 2013
  • Ottawa sports soccer award 2013

“Although Julia is not big, she is a tough player to play against because she is very physical and will not back down from anything,” – Steve Johnson (University of Ottawa head coach)

Soccer has been a large aspect of my life. I have been playing soccer since I was 5 and competitively since I was 9. University soccer has provided me with many unique opportunities and has made my experience as a student that much more enjoyable. It has also helped financially as each year I get 4000 dollar scholarship each year, however to continue to receive the scholarship you must maintain at least 70% average. Soccer has also provided me the chance to travel, my second year we qualified for nationals which were in Victoria, British Columbia. However my most exciting opportunity to travel with soccer was this past summer when I made the University Canadian Women’s soccer team and we travelled to Russia to participate in the University World Games. I was definitely an experience I will remember for the rest of my life, there were approximately 10,000 students from 120 different countries participating in many different sports. Everyone participating stayed in an athlete’s village; the games were essentially a smaller version of the Olympics. One of my favourite moments of the trip was the opening ceremonies were we walked out in front of a crowd of 40,000 people cheering four your country, I felt so proud to be Canadian. Throughout my past three years as a University student and varsity athlete I have learned so much and have had some amazing experiences which I would be happy to share.

“2013 also saw goaltender Cynthia Leblanc and midfielder Julia Francki named First-Team All-Canadians. The two are now amongst 21 other Gee-Gees to be named All-Canadians in the soccer program’s history. Leblanc, Francki, Chiara Quadri, Khoury, and graduated seniors Corina Jarrett and Krista Draycott were also named 2013 OUA All-Stars, with Francki claiming the OUA East Player of the Year Award.”