Canada’s largest team sport annual competition - Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships - set to kick off

From 640 participating clubs over the past 13 months, 66 finalists have been confirmed for this year’s Toyota National Championships scheduled for 3-8 October. One hundred fifty-three matches will be played across six competitions with the 2018 amateur national champions to be crowned over Thanksgiving weekend in Laval, QC, Surrey, BC, and Saskatchewan, SK.

The competition crowns champions in U-15 Boys and Girls, U-17 Boys and Girls and senior amateur Men’s and Women’s competitions culminating with Teck Finals Day on Monday, 8 October.

“The Toyota National Championships is Canada’s marquee annual team sport event providing meaningful soccer competition to thousands of players from coast-to-coast-to-coast,” said Canada Soccer General Secretary Peter Montopoli. “Both on and off the pitch, the development of coaches, officials and administrators through the collaboration with our Provincial and Territorial Member Associations makes this an important milestone every year in our country.”

More than 12,000 players, coaches, and officials took part in the qualifying competitions, with 640 teams registered in provincial and territorial competitions kicking off in British Columbia in September 2017 and culminating with Teck Finals Day.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Canada Soccer to present the Toyota National Championships and we commend the hard work of the more than 12,000 community soccer team members who participated in the qualifying process this year,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Toyota Canada Inc. “Through our partnership with Canada Soccer, we’re happy to be fostering the growth and development of the sport across our country.”

U-15 Cup in Laval, QC
There are 24 teams competing in the U-15 Cup, with 12 in the Boys Championship and 12 in the Girls Championship. Teams have been divided into four groups of three teams, with teams progressing through quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the championship final on Monday 8 October. Both championship finals will be streamed live on canadasoccer.com with the Girls Final at 11.00 ET / 08.00 PT (11.00 local) and the Boys Final at 11.00 ET / 08.00 PT (11.00 local).

Boys A: AS Blainville (QC), St. John’s Feildians (NL), FC Regina (SK)
Boys B: Edmonton Warriors SC (AB), Halifax Dunbrack SC (NS), Yukon SC (YT)
Boys C: Winnipeg Bonivital SC (MB), PEI FC (PE), Fredericton District SC (NB)
Boys D: Woodbridge Strikers (ON), Vancouver Island Wave (BC), Montreal Panellinios (QC2)

Girls A: Mountain United (BC), Cumberland Cobras (ON), PEI FC (PE)
Girls B: Lakeshore SC (QC), Valley United (NS), Fundy Soccer (NB)
Girls C: Calgary Southwest United Premiers (AB), FC Regina (SK), Yukon Selects (YT)
Girls D: Bonivital SC (MB), Conception Bay South SC (NL)
, CS Repentigny (QC2)


U-17 Cup in Surrey, BC
There are 24 teams competing in the U-17 Cup, with 12 in the Boys championship and 12 in the Girls championship. Teams have been divided into four groups of three teams, with teams playing cross-over matches for final standings on the last day of the competition. Both championship finals will be streamed live on canadasoccer.com: the Girls Final at 15.30 ET / 12.30 PT (12.30 local) and the Boys Final at 15.30 ET / 12.30 PT (12.30 local).

Boys A: Winnipeg Bonivital SC (MB), PEI FC (PE), Saskatoon Selects (SK)
Boys B: Saint-Laurent (QC), Calgary Foothills (AB), Codiac (NB)
Boys C: Vaughan SC (ON), Feildians Athletic Association (NL), Yellowknife Bay SC (NT)
Boys D: Surrey United (BC), Suburban FC (NS), Coquitlam Metro SC (BC)


Girls A: Lakeshore SC (QC), St. John’s SC (NL), FC Regina (SK)
Girls B: Burlington Bayhawks (ON), Fredericton District SC (NB), PEI FC (PE)
Girls C: Suburban FC (NS) Sherwood Park Phoenix (AB), Yellowknife Bay FC (NT)
Girls D: FC Northwest (MB), Surrey United (BC), Coastal FC (BC)
 
Challenge Trophy & Jubilee Trophy in Saskatoon, SK
There are 10 Men’s teams competing in the Challenge Trophy Finals and 8 Women’s teams competing in the Jubilee Trophy Finals. The men’s championship has been divided into two groups of five teams while the women’s championship has been divided into two groups of four teams. Both championship finals will be streamed live on canadasoccer.com with the Jubilee final at 15.30 ET / 12.30 PT (12.30 local) on Saturday, 7 October and the Challenge Final on Sunday, 8 October at 16.00 ET / 13.00 PT (13.00 local). 
 
Challenge Trophy
Group A: Western Halifax SC (NS), Saskatoon Revolution (SK), Surrey Tigers Hurricanes (BC), Fredericton Picaroons Reds (NB), Edmonton Scottish SC (AB)
Group B: FC Winnipeg Lions (MB), Caledon SC (ON), Royal Beauport (QC), Holy Cross SC (NL), Yellowknife YK Galaxy FC (NT)


Jubilee Trophy
Group A: Victoria SC (AB), Scarborough GS United (ON), Royal Beauport (QC), Fredericton Picaroons Reds (NB)
Group B: Surrey United SC (BC), Holy Cross (NL), Halifax Dunbrack (NS), Saskatoon SK Impact FC (SK)


Merchandise On Sale
Official 2018 Toyota National Championships merchandise is now 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, Laval, and Saskatoon from 6-8 October.

Live Streaming
Canada Soccer will broadcast every day from each of the three 2018 Toyota National Championships venues, culminating with the five 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.

Mobile App 
Access competition schedules, scores and standings via the official 2018 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 - #Saskatoon2018
Jubilee Trophy - #Saskatoon2018
U-17 Cup - #U17Cup #Surrey
U-15 Cup - #U15Cup #Laval
FINAL DAY (all venues) - #TeckFinalsDay

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.