More than 10,000 players from nearly 600 teams began the journey to Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships
Posted on 28 September 2017 in National Championships
From close to 600 clubs participating over 13 months, the 63 finalists have been confirmed for this year’s Toyota National Championships from 4-9 October. Those clubs are now looking forward to 153 matches across six competitions from which the 2017 amateur national champions will be crowned over Thanksgiving weekend across three Canadian cities.
More than 10,000 players took part in the qualifying competitions, with 595 teams registered in provincial and territorial competitions.
U-15 Cup in Calgary, Alberta
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 then the championship final on Monday 9 October. Both championship finals will be streamed live on canadasoccer.com: the girls final at 11.00 ET / 08.00 PT (09.00 local) and the boys final at 13.30 ET / 10.30 PT (11.30 local).
Boys Group A: London Whitecaps, Saskatoon South, Winsloe-Charlottetown Royals FC
Boys Group B: Mountain United FC, Halifax City SC, Yukon Selects
Boys Group C: Winnipeg Bonivital SC, St. John’s SC, CS Longueuil
Boys Group D: Calgary Eastside Memorial FC, Fundy SC, Calgary Foothills SC
Girls Group A: Inter SC Edmonton, Fall River’s Suburban FC, Winsloe-Charlottetown Royals FC
Girls Group B: Surrey United SC, Moncton Codiac First Touch, CS Monteuil Laval
Girls Group C: Kitchener SC, FC Regina, Yukon Selects
Girls Group D: St. John’s SC, Winnipeg FC Northwest, Yellowknife Bay SC
U-17 Cup in Fredericton, New Brunswick
There are 20 teams competing in the U-17 Cup, with 10 in the boys championship and 10 in the girls championship. Teams have been divided into two groups of five 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 08.30 ET / 05.30 PT (09.30 local) and the boys final at 11.30 ET / 08.30 PT (12.30 local).
Boys Group A: Calgary Northside, Saskatoon North, North Mississauga SC, CS Mistral Sherbrooke, Halifax City SC
Boys Group B: Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC, Winnipeg Bonivital SC, Fundy SC, Winsloe-Charlottetown Royals FC, Feildians AA St. John’s
Girls Group A: Sherwood Park, Saskatoon Sask Selects, Winnipeg Bonivital SC, CS Lakeshore, St. John’s SC
Girls Group B: Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC, Burlington YSC, Fredericton DSA, Fall River’s Suburban FC, PEI’s RC United
Challenge Trophy & Jubilee Trophy in Surrey, British Columbia
There are 10 men’s teams competing in the Challenge Trophy finals and nine 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 three groups of three teams.
Journey to Surrey: finalists for the 2017 Challenge Trophy
Group A: Vancouver Club Inter FC, Calgary Callies, Saskatoon HUSA Alumni, Western Halifax FC, Holy Cross SC
Group B: Yukon Strikers, FC Winnipeg Lions, Durham Celtic FC, Celtix Haut-Richelieu, Fredericton Picaroons Reds
Journey to Surrey: finalists for the 2017 Jubilee Trophy
Group A: Saskatoon SK Impact FC, CS Mont-Royal Outremont, Holy Cross SC
Group B: Surrey United SC, Fredericton Picaroons Reds, Halifax Dunbrack SC
Group C: North Shore GSC, Edmonton Victoria SC, Scarborough GS United
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.