Soccer clubs from coast to coast get set to participate

youth soccer


More than 50 soccer clubs across Canada have been selected to participate in the FIFA Youth Programme at this summer’s highly anticipated FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. 

The Youth Programme highlights the importance FIFA places on enabling children to connect with the sport from an early age by inviting them to participate in the competition as a member of the Player Escort Team, Ball Crew or as a Flag Bearer.“We are thrilled to give youth across Canada the chance to be a part of the largest women’s sporting event in the world, and engaging them with these female soccer players,” says National Organising Committee CEO Peter Montopoli. “The youth soccer players will play an essential role in the success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, while having a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to experience a world-class event they will never forget,” adds Montopoli.The programme has rewarded clubs for their support of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in all six official Host Cities in Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; Montréal, Québec; and Moncton, New Brunswick and has been offered to soccer players aged six to 17 years old.

“The FIFA Youth Programme has become an important component of every one of our tournaments and with the support from FIFA’s Commercial Affiliates, in particular adidas and Coca-Cola, over one thousand youth in Canada will have the chance to experience the thrill behind the scenes at the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer,” says FIFA Marketing Director Thierry Weil. “The FIFA Youth Programme has been running since the 1998 FIFA World Cup and underscores the importance FIFA places on enabling children to connect with football, from an early age and regardless of gender.”The Youth Programme offers youth the opportunity to hold a special role during the competition itself including Player Escorts (ages 6-10); Flag Bearers (ages 12-17) and; Ball Crew (ages 15-17). The Player Escorts have the opportunity to walk hand-in-hand with the players on to the pitch, and stand alongside them during their national anthems. Ball Crew members are responsible for ensuring one ball is kept in play for as long as possible during the course of the match, which is a critical role for maintaining the flow of the game.  Thanks to FIFA Partners adidas and Coca-Cola, children selected to be a FIFA Fair Play Flag Bearer or a National Team Flag Bearer walk the players onto the field alongside the FIFA Flag Bearers, moments before the starting whistle blows.Below is a list of the selected soccer clubs representing the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ on-field Youth Programme.   For more information on the Youth Programme, please visit the Host City Websites through, British Columbia

  •         West Vancouver Soccer Club
  •         North Shore Girls Soccer Club
  •         Port Moody Soccer Club
  •         Vancouver Athletic Football Club
  •         Central City FC
  •         Burnaby Girls Soccer Club
  •         Pinnacles FC (Penticton)
  •         Lower Island Soccer Association

Edmonton, Alberta

  • Calgary Foothills Soccer Club
  • Calgary Rangers Soccer Club
  • Edmonton Drillers Soccer Club
  • Lakeland District Soccer Association
  • Millwoods Soccer Association
  • Sherwood Park Phoenix
  • Southwest United Soccer Club – Calgary
  • Westhills Soccer Club – Calgary
  • Red Deer Renegades
  • Red Force FC
  • Southwest United Soccer Club – Edmonton
  • Yellowknife Bay Soccer Club

Moncton, New Brunswick

  • Codiac Soccer
  • East Hants United
  • Halifax County United
  • Halifax Dunbrack
  • PEI Soccer
  • Sackville United Soccer
  • Soccer NB
  • Valley United

Ottawa, Ontario

  • Association Soccer Gatineau
  • Club de soccer d’Aylmer
  • Cumberland United SC 
  • Dundas youth SC
  • Gloucester Hornets
  • FC Capital United
  • Nepean Hotspurs
  • Ottawa Internationals SC
  • Ottawa Nepean SC
  • Ottawa South United
  • Perth United SC
  • Soccer Chelsea
  • Soccer North Association

Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Bonivital Soccer Club
  • FC NorthWest Soccer Club
  • Hanover Soccer Club
  • St. Charles Soccer Association
  • St. John’s High School
  • Winnipeg Phoenix FC
  • Winnipeg South End United Soccer Club

Montréal, Québec

  • Ambassadeurs de Saint-Jérome
  • Soccer Arsenal de L`Assomption (TBC)
  • AS Rosemont
  • Association de soccer de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
  • Club de Boucherville  (TBC)
  • Club de Saint-Hyacinthe

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