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Young Canucks discuss U-15 camp in Florida

Posted on 3 August 2010 in All Women's Teams

Canada’s youngest elite players are getting their first taste of the national program. The best female players born 1995 and 1996 - as young as 14 and 15 years old - are taking part in an 11-day camp in Sunrise, FL. The Canadian U-15 camp runs 30 July to 9 August under the supervision of coach David Benning. More

Canadian U-15 women off to Sunrise, FL

Posted on 30 July 2010 in All Women's Teams

Canada's women's U-15 team has announced its roster for the upcoming camp in Sunrise, FL. Coach Dave Benning has selected 24 players for the camp which runs 30 July to 9 August. The women's U-15 team is one of several new national teams added to the Canadian Soccer Association's youth program this year. More

Women's Under-15 Team Draws Germany 0-0 For Second Place

Posted on 2 September 2005 in All Women's Teams

Canada's Women's under-15 Team tied Germany 0-0 on Friday to place second in the four team tournament held in Liepzig, Germany. Both teams were undefeated, but Germany took first place with two wins and one tie to Canada's single win and two draws.

“I am very proud of the team today,” said Head Coach Lewis Page. “We tied and needed a win, but the players fought to the end. In fact, we almost won it in the last seconds of the match. A great result, and overall a great week.”

In the other match of the evening, the Netherlands defeated Scotland 2-0 to take third at the tournament.

Leroux Scores Hat Trick in 6-0 Rout Over Scotland

Posted on 31 August 2005 in All Women's Teams

Canada's Women's under-15 Team defeated Scotland 6-0 on Wednesday with a hat trick by Sydney Leroux in their second of three games in Liepzig, Germany. Canada remains undefeated in two games in the four team tournament with a 1-1 draw against Holland on Monday.

Canada opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a goal by Melissa Busque.

Paige Adams substituted into the match in the 28th minute and scored six minutes later. Adams would notch her second and Canada's final of the match in the 70th minute.

Sydney Leroux proved to be the scoring leader for Canada as she earned a hat trick with goals in the 39th, 54th, and 56th minutes.

Canada Draws Holland 1:1

Posted on 30 August 2005 in All Women's Teams

Canada's Women's under-15 Team drew Holland 1-1 at Stadium Torgau on Monday, August 29th in Leipzig, Germany.

Canada took the lead with a goal by Sydney Leroux in the 25th minute. Holland equalized in the 60th minute.

“I am pleased with our performance,” said Head Coach Lewis Page. “We outchanced the Dutch and played a fast aggressive game. All the players performed well and are disappointed with tie, but are ready to take on Scotland.”

Canada will play two more matches against Scotland on Wednesday, August 31st, and Germany on Friday, September 2nd.

Page Sets Roster for U-15 Tour to Germany

Posted on 23 August 2005 in All Women's Teams

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Women's under-15 Team Head Coach Lewis Page has announce his 18-player roster for a camp and three matches in Leipzig, Germany from August 25th to September 3rd, 2005.

While in Germany, Canada will play the Netherlands on Monday, August 29th then Scotland on Wednesday, August 31st, and in conclusion, Germany on Friday, September 2nd.

The roster includes players representing six provinces; Alberta (Idana Dececco), British Columbia (Paige Adams, Kelly Cook, Monica Lam-Feist, Sydney Leroux, Stephanie Panozzo, Hana Taiji), Nova Scotia (Rebecca Hazen), Ontario (Nicole Campbell, Rita Keimakh, Alexandra Marton, Concettina Romagnuolo), Quebec (Sansar Bahar, Melissa Busque, Emilie Fillion, Kathryn Muramatsu, Pascal Pinard), and Saskatchewan (Daniela Fuenzalida).

Canada Defeats USA Region II

Posted on 31 May 2005 in All Women's Teams

Canada's women's Under-18 team posted a 4-1 win over USA Region Two at the adidas Cup tournament in Houston, Texas late Tuesday. A brace by Aysha Jamani along with goals from Deanna Everrett and Jodi-Anne Robinson led the Canadian attack. "This was a game played in extreme conditions," said Canadian head coach Bob Birarda. "It was a very hot and humid afternoon, and the pace of the game suffered. It is a great experience for these players to have to follow up a good performance from the night before by playing in this heat aginst a rested team. Although we started by giving up an early goal, the players came through with a result. Today was a day that the players just had to work through some discomfort. They did that, and significantly outchanced the opponent. More

FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship All-Star Team announced

Posted on 30 November 2004 in All Women's Teams

FIFA has announced today the All-Star Team of the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship Thailand 2004. Brittany Timko was the only Canadian who made the list. FIFA's Technical Study Group selected the following 18 players in recognition of their outstanding performances on the pitch during the competition: Goalkeepers RUS, 1, Elvira TODUA USA, 18, Ashlyn HARRIS Forwards CAN, 17, Brittany TIMKO BRA, 11, CRISTIANE ESP, 3, VERONICA BOQUETE GER, 9, Anja MITTAG Defenders CHN, 4, Kun WANG NGA, 3, Akudo SABI RUS, 5, Elena SEMENCHENKO THA, 5, Supaphon KAEOBAEN USA, 11, Becky SAUERBRUNN Midfielders BRA, 10, MARTA CHN, 8, Ying ZHANG GER, 11, Simone LAUDEHR GER, 20, Patricia HANEBECK KOR, 8, Jang Mi LEE RUS, 9, Svetlana TSIDIKOVA USA, 10, Angie WOZNUK More

Timko Earns adidas Golden Shoe

Posted on 27 November 2004 in All Women's Teams

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Brittany Timko of Coquitlam, BC has earned the adidas Golden Shoe as top scorer at the 2004 FIFA Women's Under-19 World Championship in Thailand with seven goals in four games despite Canada's early departure from the tournament following a 3-1 loss to China in the quarterfinal played on Saturday, November 21. Germany's Anja Mittag was unable to score in the final in which her team took gold after defeating China 2-0 today in Bangkok, Thailand. Mittag ended the tournament with six goals in six games, one short of Timko. The United States earned bronze today after posting a 3:0 win over Brazil in the earlier match of today's double header. Christine Sinclair won the Golden Boot award with 10 goals in six games in the inaugural FIFA Women's Under-19 World Championship hosted by Canada in 2002. Sinclair was also awarded the Tournament MVP in 2002. More

Canada draw with Germany in 3-3 Slugfest

Posted on 16 November 2004 in All Women's Teams

Bangkok, Thailand – Canada's U19 Women's National Team and their German counterparts treated the 2,500 spectators on hand to an entertaining match that featured outrageous goals from both teams. But the Canucks had to battle back from three goals down to share points with Germany on a tremendously muggy evening in Bangkok. The Europeans threatened to run away with the encounter when they dashed out to a three goal lead in the opening forty minutes but a two-goal barrage in the dying minutes of the opening half by a battle-hardened Canada threw the result up in the air. In the 63rd minute, Canada's Brittany Timko equalized and the comeback had been completed. Both teams searched for the winner but a combination of the heat and the first half fireworks may have sapped both teams. Making her return to the starting lineup was Emily Zurrer, who returned to partner Canadian captain, Kara Lang, in central defense. Sophie Schmidt was shifted forward in a holding role, solidifying Canada's backline. More

Canada Thumps Hosts 7-0

Posted on 13 November 2004 in All Women's Teams

Bangkok, Thailand – Canada's Women's U19 National Team defeated host nation Thailand this evening 7-0 in front of a raucous crowd of 5,000 at the National Stadium in Bangkok. With the towering skyline of ‘The City of Angels' as a backdrop, Canada physically dominated the encounter for the entire ninety minutes and now set up a mouth-watering encounter with Germany for top spot in Group A in three days. Brampton's Tanya Dennis started the rout twelve minutes into the contest when a driven corner off the boot of Veronique Maranda (St-Lambert, QC) found the University of Nebraska based midfielder stationed at the six yard box. Dennis out jumped two Thai defenders and powered home her header for what would eventually serve as the match winner. More

Play of the Day (1): "Timko was true class"

Posted on 11 November 2004 in All Women's Teams

FIFA's Technical Study Group (TSG) gave a resounding nod to sensational Canadian striker Brittany Timko on the first day of action from Thailand 2004. The speedy, powerful midfielder-turned-striker grabbed both in her side's 2-1 Group A win over lacklustre Australia.

Tatjana Haenni (SUI): "consistently dangerous"

"Timko was the only one on the field who took control and really asserted herself on the game. She was always calm and assured, but consistently dangerous. In the senior national team she plays more in the middle, now she moved up to a true striker's role and did very, very well. She had two decent chances and put them in without hesitation. Even when she wasn't scoring she was always dangerous and always moving. Her two strikes were clinical and calm, and killed off the game."

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Timko Scores Twice in 2-1 Win Over Australia

Posted on 10 November 2004 in All Women's Teams

Bangkok, Thailand - Canada's Women's Under-19 team opened the 2004 FIFA U19 Women's World Championship with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Group A opponent Australia this evening in steamy Bangkok, Thailand. Canada raced out to a two-goal lead early in the contest but Australia quickly grabbed a goal back in the first few moments of the second half. The Aussies searched hard for the equalizer, despite having their goalkeeper sent off midway through the second half, but they failed to find a way past Stacey VanBoxmeer. In the end it was Canada who walked away with full points and a share of top spot in Group A. Both teams looked tentative from the onset and seemed content to battle for control of the middle of the park. But after the 10 minute mark, the Canucks began to stretch the Aussie's and a goal seemed imminent. Brittany Timko was the first to get in behind the Australian back four but as she reached the top of the area, she was hurried into shooting earlier than she had wanted by the Australian defense. The resulting shot sailed high over the goal but the Coquitlam, BC native seemed buoyed by the service she was now receiving. More

Canada Takes On Austraila

Posted on 9 November 2004 in All Women's Teams

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Women's Under-19 Team takes on Australia tomorrow in their first game of the 2004 FIFA Under-19 Women's World Championship in Thailand. The game will begin at 7:45 pm local/ 7:45 am ET/ 4:45 am PT. Sportsnet will broadcast the match on tape delay at 4:00 p.m. (ET – East region)/ 3:30 p.m. (ET – Ontario)/ 2:30 p.m. (MT)/ 4:30 p.m. (PT). For those interested in following the match online, will provide information on two of their websites; and the official 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship Thailand website. Canada will continue Group A play against Thailand (host) on Saturday, November 13th at 7:45 pm (local) and Germany on Tuesday, November 16th at 7:45 pm (local). More

No distance too far for Gayle and Canada

Posted on 8 November 2004 in All Women's Teams

After a harrowing journey of well over 26 hours through a host of time zones, Canadian right back Robyn Gayle was surprisingly composed when she sat down to chat with Just minutes after arriving at the team hotel, the first Canuck to reach the Thai capital and home of Group A took time out to talk football and expectations on the eve of the finals.

"North Carolina to Vancouver, Vancouver to Hong Kong, Hong Kong to Bangkok," she wearily recounted her journey to the prestigious U-19s. "I don't know exactly how long it was, but it sure felt like a long time."

Though she is undecided about her major field of study at university in the United States, the first-year student is clear as day about how she would define success at the upcoming FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship Thailand 2004. More

Canada Sweeps Russia In Two Game Series

Posted on 7 November 2004 in All Women's Teams

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Women's U-19 Team defeated Russia 2:1 on Saturday, November 6th in Phuket, Thailand to sweep the two game friendly series. Canada will now travel to Bangkok to prepare for their opening match of the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship against Australia on Wednesday, November 10th.

Aysha Jamani scored the go ahead goal in the 25th minute. Russia scored the equalizer five minutes later.

Jodi-Anne Robinson scored the winner in the 80th minute.

"This was a tough, physical game that sometimes happens when you play a team for the second time in two days. Russia was more competitive than in the first game and showed why they will be a tough group C opponent for Spain, Korea Republic and USA. Having said that, our players fought very hard and created more goal chances than Russia. The goals were well finished by Jamani and Robinson,” said Head Coach Ian Bridge. More

Rogers Sportsnet To Broadcast FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship

Posted on 5 November 2004 in All Women's Teams

Ottawa, Ontario - Canada begins group play at the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship when they square off with Australia Wednesday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m. (ET – East region)/ 3:30 p.m. (ET – Ontario)/ 2:30 p.m. (MT)/ 4:30 p.m. (PT). Sportsnet will broadcast all three of Canada's preliminary round matches and will also air any playoff games involving Canada. The final, set for Saturday, November 27 in Bangkok will be broadcast on Sportsnet regardless of the participants. Canada enters the tournament as one of the favourites after knocking off the defending champions from the United States 2-1 on June 6 in Ottawa to win the CONCACAF region. The Canadian women gave the entire nation something to cheer about when they went on an unexpected run to the final of the 2002 U-19 Women's World Championship in Edmonton. The Canadian squad, buoyed by a capacity crowd at Commonwealth Stadium, almost upended the offensive juggernaut from the United States. A golden goal by Lindsay Tarpley dashed Canada's hopes of taking home top spot. More

Canada Blanks Russia 2:0

Posted on 4 November 2004 in All Women's Teams

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Women's Under-19 Team defeated Russia 2-0 on Thursday, November 4th at Karon Stadium in Phuket, Thailand in the first of a two game warm up series before beginning the 2002 FIFA Under-19 Women's World Championships against Australia on Wednesday, November 10th.

Aysha Jamani scored in the 35th minute followed by Deanna Everrett in the 57th.

Everrett and Sydney Leroux earned thier first caps with the U-19 team.

Goalkeeper Stacey VanBoxmeer earned the shutout for Canada.

"This was an excellent warm-up game to the tournament in many respects. We have not had an international game since the CONCACAF final in June, and although we have played numerous training games, nothing takes the place of international experience," said Head Coach Ian Bridge. "The team played a strong 90 minutes and I was able to use several substitutes in the 2nd half. Sydney Leroux and Deanna Everrett made their U-19 debuts and both made a big impact in the game." More

Bridge Selects Roster For Thailand

Posted on 22 October 2004 in All Women's Teams

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Women's Under-19 Head Coach Ian Bridge today announced his 21-player roster for the FIFA Under-19 Women's World Championship from November 10-27, 2004 in Thailand. Canada will depart from Vancouver on Sunday, October 31st for Phuket, Thailand to play two friendlies against Russia on Thursday, November 4th and Saturday, November 6th. The team will depart after the second friendly for final preparations in Bangkok, Thailand. Canada will begin their quest for gold against Australia on Wednesday, November 10th and continue Group A play against Thailand (host) on Saturday, November 13th and Germany on Tuesday, November 16th. More

U-19's Run For The Cure

Posted on 4 October 2004 in All Women's Teams

The CIBC Run for the Cure was attended by each of the U-19 team players currently in residence in Burnaby: Kate Bazos, Vonya Beckles, Josee Belanger, Amanda Cicchini, Deanna Everett, Selenia Iaccheli, Aysha Jamani, Stephanie Labbe, Justine Labrecque, Kara Lang, Veronique Maranda, Erin McNaulty, Katie Radchuck, Jodi-Ann Robinson, Emily Zurrer, and assistant coach Shel Brodsgaard. The team gathered at BC Place early Sunday morning to register. As the team showed up at BC place on Sunday, they were overwhelmed with the amount of people participating in the event. After they donned their “run for the cure” t-shirts, and a couple of players interviewed with the media. Proudly across their t-shirts they wore the name of Radchuck's mother to show their support for her. It was an emotional experience for all. The team then proceeded over to the start line where a gospel choir sang the Canadian National Anthem and a more up-beat motivational song. A group of young YWCA Instructors led the crowd through a fun, aerobic warm-up. Brodsgaard was the obvious standout!! More

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