by Lindsay-Anne Freire
March 21, 2014 (ISN) – The Alberta Soccer Association’s Senior Indoor Provincial Championships will take place this weekend (March 21 to 23) to determine the best adult teams in Alberta for the 2014 Indoor season.
The tournament kicks off on Friday with games taking place in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.
The Jubilee Shield and Challenge Cup will provide the showcase games of the weekend as they feature the top teams from Major Leagues in both Edmonton and Calgary. Provincial and National Champions Edmonton Victoria will be looking to repeat on the Women’s side while on the Men’s side, Edmonton Scottish will try to defend their title against tough competition from both Edmonton and Calgary. Jubilee Shield and Challenge Cup games will take place at Calgary Soccer Centre (7000 48 St. SE) including the finals on Sunday afternoon.
The weekend will also feature teams at the Masters and Classics level who will compete at Edmonton’s South Soccer Centre (6520 Roper Road) and highlights players who are over the age of 35. Edmonton Green & Gold Classics (Women) will be looking for a strong showing after winning a National Championship in September while Edmonton Victoria Masters (Men) will also look to continue their momentum from Nationals where they won a silver medal. Additionally, there are competitions for Premier Teams, and Tiers I through III for men and women alike.
Among the rosters at this competition are future, current and former NCAA, CIS and ACAC players, Provincial and National team players, and semi-professional and professional players.
A full 2014 Schedule is available at www.albertasoccer.com/provincials. Field locations include Calgary Soccer Centre, Calgary West Soccer Centre, Edmonton South Soccer Centre, and Servus Sports Centre in Lethbridge. Media interested in the competition are invited to attend and conduct interviews during the weekend. Please ask for an Alberta Soccer representative when entering the fields.