(October 3, 2017) – Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships, the pinnacle of amateur soccer in our country, is getting underway across Canada tomorrow. In an effort to secure a coveted spot at Nationals, a reported 600 teams and 10,000+ players have been training hard and staying focused over the course of the last year.
This Thanksgiving weekend marks the first time in several years that Canada Soccer will feature the U15 and U17 youth categories – transitioning away from the previous U14, U16, and U18 age groups.
BC Soccer will host teams for the Challenge and Jubilee Championships in Surrey, BC, while Fredericton, NB, will welcome teams for the U17 Championships.
The U15 Championships will take place on Alberta soil, hosted by the Calgary Minor Soccer Association.
“The Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) is proud to be hosting the 2017 Toyota National Championships U-15 Cup October 4 – 9, 2017 and would like to invite our community out to join us for an exceptional week of soccer as we host some of the best teams that the nation has to offer!”
With both of the U15 boys teams representing Alberta hailing from Calgary, spectators should be in for some entertaining soccer. The two teams will continue their battle on home turf – playing one another on Wednesday at 7:30 PM at the Calgary Soccer Centre.
Alberta Soccer is proud to be represented by seven teams at the various National competitions:
- Challenge Cup: Calgary Callies FC
- Jubilee Shield: Edmonton Victoria SC
- U17 Boys: Calgary Northside Hurricanes
- U17 Girls: Sherwood Park Phoenix
- U15 Boys: Calgary Eastside Memorial FC and Calgary Foothills FC
- U15 Girls: Inter SC Edmonton
Each member of these teams already deserve considerable recognition and respect for earning the right to compete at Nationals this weekend. The commitment and dedication they’ve shown in qualifying is impressive, and Alberta Soccer is looking forward to supporting them as they fight for the title in their respective competitions.
Canada Soccer will be broadcasting live from the three cities throughout the week – enabling supporters from around the country to watch games live and provide their teams with ongoing support. Supporters can also view photos posted by Canada Soccer on Flickr: www.Flickr.com/canadasoccer,