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Canada Soccer selects squad for 2017 IFCPF World Championships

Posted on 11 August 2017 in Para Soccer

Canada is in a group with Brazil, Republic of Ireland, and Spain for the upcoming IFCPF World Championships More

Canada Para Soccer ready for two-match series in USA

Posted on 20 July 2017 in Para Soccer

Canada v USA on 21 & 23 July More

Canada Para Soccer to face USA in two-match series

Posted on 30 June 2017 in Para Soccer

Canada v USA on 21 & 23 July More

Para Soccer program continues summer preparations with regional camps

Posted on 10 June 2017 in Para Soccer

10-11 June in Ontario; 16-17 June in Nanaimo More

Para Soccer program hosts March evaluation camps

Posted on 3 March 2017 in Para Soccer

More than 30 players will take part in the two camps More

Canada finish 7th at Vejen 2016 after fourth win in six matches

Posted on 6 August 2016 in Para Soccer

Canada 5:0 Japan More

Canada Para Soccer to face Japan for seventh place

Posted on 4 August 2016 in Para Soccer

Canada 2:3 a.e.t Northern Ireland More

Canada falls in Para Soccer Quarterfinals

Posted on 3 August 2016 in Para Soccer

Canada 1:1 Venezuela / 2-3 kicks More

Canada Para Soccer wins group, will face Venezuela in Quarterfinals

Posted on 1 August 2016 in Para Soccer

Canada 7:0 Japan More

Triple hat trick threat Samuel Charron still a teen

Posted on 1 August 2016 in Para Soccer

First player to score three successive hat tricks More

Canada Para Soccer qualifies for World Championships

Posted on 30 July 2016 in Para Soccer

Canada 10:0 Finland More

Canada Para Soccer opens Vejen 2016 in first place

Posted on 29 July 2016 in Para Soccer

Canada 10:0 Denmark More

Canada Para Soccer in Denmark for Qualification Tournament

Posted on 27 July 2016 in Para Soccer

2016 IFCPF Qualification Tournament More

Happy and ready to go: Canada Para Soccer sets sights on Denmark

Posted on 23 July 2016 in Para Soccer

2016 IFCPF World Championship Qualification Tournament More

Para Soccer prepares for Vejen departure

Posted on 17 July 2016 in Para Soccer

Qualification Tournament in Denmark More

Canada Para Soccer wraps up Toronto preparations for Denmark

Posted on 10 July 2016 in Para Soccer

Para Soccer in Toronto More

Canada selects Para Soccer squad for IFCPF Qualification Tournament

Posted on 27 June 2016 in Para Soccer

The 2016 IFCPF Qualification Tournament runs 29 July to 6 August More

Alan Frew enjoys "brilliant" day with Para Soccer program

Posted on 11 May 2016 in Para Soccer

#CanadaRED fan Alan Frew of Glass Tiger. More

Para Soccer camp to feature #CanadaRED fan & Glass Tiger star Alan Frew

Posted on 28 April 2016 in Para Soccer

Glass Tiger's Frew to attend camp More

Para Soccer stars Hodgson, Stiles returning from injury

Posted on 29 March 2016 in Para Soccer

Preparations continued for the 2016 IFCPF Qualification Tournament in Denmark in July More

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Canada Soccer have announced their 14-man Para Soccer squad for the 2017 IFCPF World Championships in Argentina from 4-24 September. The full squad will come together this week in Toronto for a five-day preparation camp before heading south next month for the 16-nation world event.

“We have an exciting final selection for the World Championships in Argentina,” said Drew Ferguson, Canada Soccer’s Para Soccer Head Coach. “We have quality teenagers as well players with quality experience, but also some new players who will make their debut at this level.”

Canada is in a group with Brazil, Republic of Ireland, and Spain for the upcoming IFCPF World Championships. In past editions of the IFCPF World Championships, Canada finished 10th in 2015, 12th in 2011, 9th in 2009, 12th in 2007, and 11th in 2005.

Teenagers Samuel Charron, Nicholas Heffernan, and Liam Stanley were all part of Canada’s squad at the 2015 IFCPF World Championships, as were veterans Jamie Ackinclose, Dustin Hodgson, and Damien Wojtiw.

The eight players making their IFCPF World Championships debut are Dan Benoit, Josh Da Silva, Cuauhtemoc Flores, Gaerrisen Freeland, Zachary Gingras, Raji Kamoun, Duncan McDonald, and Cameron O’Hanley. Da Silva, Freeman, and O’Hanley are all new to the Canada Soccer Program in 2017.

In Toronto, the Canadian Para Soccer team will train from 9-13 August. Ahead of this camp, coach Ferguson has featured 31 different players in eight camps, including evaluation, eastern, and western camps.

Canada's Para Soccer Team is made up of athletes who have cerebral palsy or have had a stroke or brain injury.

CANADA
Name | Birthyear | Age | City in which he grew up
Ackinclose, Jamie | 1967 | 50 | Victoria, BC, CAN
Benoit, Dan | 1973 | 44 | Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Charron, Samuel | 1998 | 19 | Ottawa, ON, CAN
Da Silva, Josh | 1994 | 23 | Toronto, ON, CAN
Flores, Cuauhtemoc | 1997 | 19 | Ajax, ON, CAN
Freeland, Gaerrisen | 1993 | 24 | Toronto, ON, CAN
Gingras, Zachary | 2001 | 16 | Markham, ON, CAN
Heffernan, Nicholas | 1998 | 18 | London, ON, CAN
Hodgson, Dustin | 1984 | 33 | Vancouver, BC, CAN
Kamoun, Raji | 1993 | 24 | Montréal, QC, CAN
McDonald, Duncan | 2000 | 17 | Powell River, BC, CAN
O’Hanley, Cameron | 1996 | 21 | Sherwood, PE, CAN
Stanley, Liam | 1997 | 20 | Victoria, BC, CAN
Wojtiw, Damien | 1981 | 35 | Toronto, ON, CAN
 

Canada Soccer’s National Para Soccer Team are ready for a two-match international series against USA as part of this summer’s preparations for the 2017 IFCPF World Championships. The two matches will be played 21 and 23 July at Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

Coach Drew Ferguson has selected 14 players for the series, with a mix of experience and youth taking part in the six-day camp. Included in the squad is the program's most experienced player, Dustin Hodgson (66 international appearances) as well as two-time Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year Liam Stanley. Several of Canada’s most prolific scorers will also be featured, notably Samuel Charron (27 goals), Jamie Ackinclose (20 goals), and Hodgson (19 goals).

Five players hope to make their international debuts during the series, including Cameron O'Hanley who could become Canada's first-ever player from Prince Edward Island. Other potential debutants are Josh Da Silva, Cuauhtemoc Flores, Gaerrison Freeland, and Zachary Gingras.

“Both the staff and players are very excited for this two-match series," said Drew Ferguson, Canada Soccer's National Para Soccer Team Head Coach. "This will give the staff its first chance in 2017 to put our group on the field against a quality team. We have five new players who could make their debuts, so it is important to get them playing time so the staff have a better idea for final team selection ahead of the World Championships."

Canada and USA will both compete in the 2017 IFCPF World Championships from 13-22 September. The competition will feature 16 nations.

Since qualifying for the World Championships in 2016, coach Drew Ferguson has organised a number of mini camps in March, April, May, and June. The team will have six days together in July, including their first two international matches of the year. In August, the team will have five days together in Toronto.

In past editions of the IFCPF World Championships, Canada finished 10th in 2015, 12th in 2011, 9th in 2009, 12th in 2007, and 11th in 2005. The next edition takes place in 2017, with the qualification tournament in July-August 2016 in Vejen, Denmark.

Canada's Para Soccer Team competes in several global competitions over a four-year cycle, including the International Federation of CP Football's biennial World Championships. Canada also strives to compete in the America's Cup, the Parapanamerican Games, and the Paralympic Games.

Canada's Para Soccer Team is made up of athletes who have cerebral palsy or have had a stroke or brain injury.

CANADA
Name | Birthyear | Age | City in which he grew up | Active start/first club
Ackinclose, Jamie | 1967 | 50 | Victoria, BC, CAN | Gorge FC
Benoit, Dan | 1973 | 44 | Saskatoon, SK, CAN |
Charron, Samuel | 1998 | 19 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Cumberland
Da Silva, Josh | 1994 | 23 | Toronto, ON, CAN |
Flores, Cuauhtemoc | 1997 | 19 | Ajax, ON, CAN |
Freeland, Gaerison | 1993 | 24 | Toronto, ON, CAN |
Gingras, Zachary | 2001 | 16 | Markham, ON, CAN |
Heffernan, Nicholas | 1998 | 18 | London, ON, CAN | Byron SA
Hodgson, Dustin | 1984 | 33 | Vancouver, BC, CAN |
Kamoun, Raji | 1993 | 24 | Montréal, QC, CAN |
McDonald, Duncan | 2000 | 17 | Powell River, BC, CAN |
O’Hanley, Cameron | 1996 | 21 | Sherwood, PE, CAN |
Stanley, Liam | 1997 | 20 | Victoria, BC, CAN | Bays United
Wojtiw, Damien | 1981 | 35 | Toronto, ON, CAN |

 

Canada Soccer’s National Para Soccer Team will face USA in a two-match series as part of this summer’s preparations for the 2017 IFCPF World Championships. The two matches will be played 21 and 23 July at Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

“Both the staff and players are very excited for this two-match series," said Drew Ferguson, Canada Soccer's National Para Soccer Team Head Coach. "This will give the staff its first chance in 2017 to put our group on the field against a quality team. We have five new players who could make their debuts, so it is important to get them playing time so the staff have a better idea for final team selection ahead of the World Championships."

Canada and USA will both compete in the 2017 IFCPF World Championships from 13-22 September. The competition will feature 16 nations.

Since qualifying for the World Championships in 2016, coach Drew Ferguson has organised a number of mini camps in March, April, May, and June. The team will have six days together in July, including their first two international matches of the year. In August, the team will have five days together in Toronto.

In past editions of the IFCPF World Championships, Canada finished 10th in 2015, 12th in 2011, 9th in 2009, 12th in 2007, and 11th in 2005. The next edition takes place in 2017, with the qualification tournament in July-August 2016 in Vejen, Denmark.

Canada's Para Soccer Team competes in several global competitions over a four-year cycle, including the International Federation of CP Football's biennial World Championships. Canada also strives to compete in the America's Cup, the Parapanamerican Games, and the Paralympic Games.

Canada's Para Soccer Team is made up of athletes who have cerebral palsy or have had a stroke or brain injury.

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