Edmonton Angels wins 2012 Alberta women's title
After more than a decade, the famous Edmonton Angels will return to the Jubilee Trophy competition in the Canadian Soccer Association's annual National Championships. The Angels qualified for the 2012 Jubilee Trophy senior women's competition after winning the Alberta women's provincial title. The Angels will now represent Alberta in the 10-team national championship from 3-8 October in Winnipeg, MB.
The Edmonton Angels are nine-time Jubilee Trophy champions, the most accomplished club in the 30-year history of the competition. After winning the first five national titles from 1982 to 1986, the Angels added gold medals to their victory case in 1988, 1995, 1999 and 2000. The Angels also finished third in 1987 and fourth in 1990, but have not competed at the national level since their victory in 2000.
To reach the final, the Angels won 10:1 over Alliance on Friday 31 August and then 3:1 over NW United on Sunday 2 September. In the Monday 3 September final, the Angels won 2:1 over the Calgary Callies, with both goals scored by Leanne Kadatz.
In the 2012 provincial final, the Edmonton Angels' starting XI featured Kelti Biggs in goal, Larisa Staub at right back, Shalla Kadima at centre back, Christina Le as sweeper, Audrey Sydora at left back, Rebecca Brandt at right midfield, Sarah Smyth at left midfield, Diane Strang and Jay Hart at centre midfield, and Amanda Black and Leanne Kadatz up front. In the final, coach John Pino also featured Shaelan Assmus, Sabrina Jhamandas and Erika Vecchio as substitutes. Also on the bench were Kaylee Rubin, Maryse Beauregard, Jessie Chandlish, Brenna Coady, Lauren Croxford and Aminder Hans.