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Journey to St. John's 2016 continues through heart of summer season

Posted on 27 June 2016 in National Championships

It's the heart of the summer soccer season as the journey to St. John's 2016 continues with seven provincial competitions underway in June and July. These provincial competitions will continue into August and September before they qualify adult clubs to the Sport Chek National Championships men's Challenge Trophy and women's Jubilee Trophy competitions in October.

Already underway, Québec started in April, Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland Labrador all started in May, while both Manitoba and Ontario started in June. As of Monday 27 June, there were just 100 days remaining until the start of the 2016 Sport Chek National Championships.

Already qualified or declared for 2016, Surrey Pegasus FC (British Columbia winners) will compete in the men's Challenge Trophy competition while Richmond FC (British Columbia winners) and Fredericton Picaroons Reds (New Brunswick declared) will compete in the women's Jubilee Trophy competition. 

While no clubs are scheduled to qualify in July, New Brunswick will qualify their men's team on 13 August. Saskatchewan, meanwhile, will run their qualification in Saskatoon and Regina from 12-14 August. All other provinces are scheduled to qualify their teams in the last 50 days before Sport Chek National Championships, from 16 August (the 50-day countdown) until 18 September.

Canada Soccer’s Sport Chek National Championships have served as our nation’s premier amateur competition for more than 100 years, with the men’s competition inaugurated in 1913 and the women’s competition inaugurated in 1982. At all age levels, the Sport Check 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 (since 2015) and the Amway Canadian Championship featuring Canada’s professional clubs (since 2008).

Key Dates on the Journey to St. John's 2016
31 July – national deadline for player registration
4 August – Soccer NB semi finals, winners advance to final on 13 August
5 August – first leg of Manitoba Cup men’s semi finals
12 August – second leg of Manitoba Cup men’s semis (winners advance to 26 August)
12 August – Saskatchewan begins: 2 men’s teams & 2 women’s teams in Saskatoon
13 August – Qualifiers – Soccer NB Cup men’s final
14 August – Qualifiers – Saskatchewan Shield men’s final in Regina
14 August – Qualifiers – Saskatchewan Cup women’s final in Regina
14 August – Manitoba Cup women’s competition semi finals (from field of 4 teams)
14 August – AMSL season ends: 6 men’s teams & 6 women’s teams advance to playoffs
14 August – Nova Scotia’s NSSL season ends
16 August – 50 days until the opening match

16 August – Qualifiers – PEI Cup men’s final
20 August – Qualifiers – Newfoundland Labrador women’s final in St. John’s
23 August – Qualifiers – Nova Scotia Championship men’s final & women’s final
26 August – Qualifiers – Manitoba Cup men’s final & women’s final
28 August – Québec’s LSEQ season ends with 4 men’s teams & 4 women’s teams advancing to round-robin playoffs
28 August – Ontario Cup semi finals en route to final on 10 September
4 September – Qualifiers – Newfoundland Labrador men’s final in St. Lawrence
5 September – Qualifiers – Alberta Cup men’s final & women’s final
10 September – Qualifiers – Ontario Cup men’s final & women’s final
18 September – Qualifiers – Québec’s LSEQ men’s playoff final
18 September – Qualifiers – Québec’s LSEQ women’s playoff final
5 October – Sport Chek National Championships begin at St. John’s 2016

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