Aug 22,2014(ISN) – EDMONTON – The best Alberta youth club soccer teams will face off in Edmonton and Spruce Grove this weekend with a chance to qualify for Canada Soccer’s National Club Championships this fall. Coming off a weekend where Edmonton and area hosted 3,000 players for the Tier II and III Provincials, the Servus Tier I to Nationals Competition will bring the Servus Youth Outdoor Provincials Championships to a close for 2014.
Six teams from this weekend will qualify for the National Championships to be held in October in Charlottetown, PEI (U14), Mt. Pearl, NL (U-16) and Surrey, BC (U-18) respectively. Last year, six of the eight youth teams that qualified for Nationals were from Calgary and with many players returning, they will be looking to achieve a similar feat.
32 teams at the U-14, U-16 and U-18 levels will participate in this weekend’s competition at Henry Singer Park (14940 142 St., Edmonton) and Fuhr Park (211 Jennifer Heil Way, Spruce Grove) from August 21 to August 24 with all finals taking place at Henry Singer Park on August 24th beginning at 10 AM.
Ole Jacobsen, President of the Alberta Soccer Association, is excited to see top level talent on display. “Tier I to Nationals is a very special competition for our elite players. It is truly a test of how far they’ve come this season and the pride in representing their club badges is very evident. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to qualify for a National competition for many of these young players, and we will truly see some of the best young soccer players Alberta has to offer this weekend.”