2017 Toyota National Championships set to kick off across Canada
Posted on 3 October 2017 in National Championships
Canada Soccer’s biggest annual competition – the Toyota National Championships – reaches the final stage this 4-9 October as adult, U-17 and U-15 teams compete for national glory. From close to 600 teams and more than 10,000 players over 13 months of qualifiers, Canada’s six national amateur champions will be crowned over Thanksgiving weekend across three Canadian cities.
Sixty-three teams have qualified for the final week of the 2017 Toyota National Championships to be played in Surrey, British Columbia (the Men’s Challenge Trophy and Women’s Jubilee Trophy finals), Fredericton, New Brunswick (Boys and Girls U-17 Cup), and Calgary, Alberta (Boys and Girls U-15 Cup). This year, 54 matches will be streamed live from coast-to-coast-to-coast across the country, including all six championship matches on Teck Finals Day.
“We proudly welcome all teams to this year’s Toyota National Championships,” said Steven Reed, President of Canada Soccer. “We encourage all to play to the best of their ability while embodying the ideals of fair play, integrity, and sportsmanship.”
New in 2017, Canada Soccer welcomes Toyota as the title sponsor of the National Championships. Toyota’s support will serve to enhance all aspects of the competition and will be highlighted by engaging on-site activations, in-venue vehicle displays, and exciting participant and attendee gifting.
“We commend the hard work and achievement of all the teams from across Canada who are participating in this year’s Toyota National Championships competitions,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Toyota Canada Inc. “Through this partnership, we’re excited to be supporting all levels of soccer in Canada – from the various grassroots sports initiatives, to the elite level athletes competing in these Toyota National Championships, to the national teams proudly representing Canada in international competition.”
The Toyota National Championships provide a meaningful soccer experience for host cities and participating teams, as well as the players, coaches, support staff, officials, and volunteers. These competitions are complimented by both the Futsal Canadian Championship and the Canadian Championship featuring Canada’s professional clubs.
Merchandise On Sale
Official 2017 Toyota National Championships merchandise is available featuring a wide variety of apparel including hoodies, sweatshirts, sweatpants, t-shirts, and toques. Shop online at https://natchampshop.myshopify.com/ or in person at each of the three venues in Surrey, Fredericton, and Calgary from 6-8 October.
Canada Soccer will broadcast every day from each of the three 2017 Toyota National Championships venues, culminating with the six gold-medal matches on Teck Finals Day. The live streaming marks a continued commitment by Canada Soccer to deliver extensive coverage of the Toyota National Championships, including live daily broadcasts from each venue. A complete broadcast schedule will be published shortly. For continued updates visit canadasoccer.com/nationals.
Access competition schedules, scores and standings via the official 2017 Toyota National Championships mobile app. To access the App search ‘Canada Soccer’ in either the iOS or Android app stores.
Website, Digital Media & Photos
Canada Soccer will provide daily coverage of the Toyota National Championships from all three venues via the official website, www.canadasoccer.com/nationals. Participating teams, players, families, and fans are encouraged to share content from this year's Toyota National Championships using venue and competition hashtags on Facebook (CanadaSoccer), Twitter (@CanadaSoccerEN /@CanadaSoccerFR), and Instagram (@CanadaSoccer).
Challenge Trophy - #Surrey
Jubilee Trophy - #Surrey
U-17 Cup - #U17Cup #Fredericton
U-15 Cup - #U15Cup #Calgary
FINAL DAY (all venues) - #TeckFinals
Canada Soccer will tag & publish all photos to www.Flickr.com/canadasoccer, notably starting XI photos before each match. Local organisers will work with each team to organise photos and identify the players in each picture taken.