Canada Para Soccer to face Australia and USA
Posted on 20 July 2018 in Para Soccer
Canada Soccer’s Para Soccer Team will play a pair of international matches this week as part of the Tri-Nation Invitational Challenge hosted by the US Soccer Federation. The three-match series will feature USA v Australia on 19 July, Canada v Australia on 20 July, and Canada v host USA on 21 July.
Canada’s two international matches will provide an important development step ahead of the 2018 IFCPF Americas Championships in Natal, Brazil. It also marks Canada’s first international matches since the IFCPF adjusted the player eligibility rules for Para Soccer earlier this year.
“We are taking a very young team with some players,” said Drew Ferguson, Canada Soccer’s National Para Soccer Head Coach. “This is a huge preparation for us and our first chance to see the new players in action. We look forward to the training and matches and then our next project in August ahead of the IFCPF Americas Championships in October.”
The 2018 IFCPF Americas Championships runs 12 to 21 October in Natal. Two stadia will be used for the competition, the Maria lamas Farache Stadium and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte.
Canada's Para Soccer Team is made up of athletes who have cerebral palsy or have had a stroke or brain injury.
GK- Damien Wojtiw
FB- Nicholas Heffernan
FB- Vito Proietti
FB- Ryan Watson
M- Lucas Bruno
M- Samuel Charron
M- Diego Gilbert
M- Dustin Hodgson
M- Duncan McDonald
M- Corey Stashewsky
F- Gaerrisen Freeland