The Canadian Soccer Association would like to encourage the nation to take part in the 2010 Sports Day in Canada, scheduled this Saturday 18 September. Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of sport, from the community to the elite playing fields in all sports.
Soccer is the largest participation sport in Canada, with more than one million registered players, coaches, referees and administrators taking part in the beautiful game. Canada’s youngest soccer players take part in community soccer, including the fun-filled Nutrilite Active Start Soccerfests presented by BMO. Canada’s premier players grow up to take part in national competitions including the annual BMO National Championships. Canada’s elite turn professional and, if so-called enough, play for our country in international soccer.
In 2010, the Canadian Soccer Association will operate 11 national teams, from the full national teams down to the U-15 youth teams. On the men’s side, there is the Canadian National Team, the Men’s U-23/Olympic Team, the Men’s U-20 Team, the Men’s U-17 Team, the Men’s U-15 Team, and the seven-a-side Para Soccer Team. On the women’s side, there is the Canadian National Team, the Women’s U-20 Team, the Women’s U-18 Team, the Womens’s U-17 Team and the Women’s Under-15 Team.
This week, Canada plays Germany in a Women’s International Friendly match in Dresden, Germany. The team returns to Canada on Thursday in advance of this Saturday’s Sports Day in Canada. The Canadian team then regroups on 21 September in Alliston, ON before coming to Toronto on 28 September. Canada faces China PR in a home Women’s International Friendly match on 30 September at BMO Field in Toronto, ON.
Earlier this month, Canada also hosted two Men’s International Friendly matches in Toronto and Montréal. Both matches were well attended by soccer enthusiasts during the FIFA International schedule. Also in action this month, Canada took part in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Canadian Soccer Association, in partnership with its members and all its corporate partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. The Canadian Soccer Association not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but it also encourages Canadians towards a life-long passion for soccer.