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Ombrelle Active Start Soccer Fests Set to Embark on 20th Season

Posted on 29 January 2016 in Active Start Soccer Fests

Entering its landmark 20th year, Canada Soccer’s Ombrelle Active Start Soccer Fests has reached over 3 Million Canadians since 1996, with applications now being accepted for the 2016 festival season. With the program quickly reaching capacity over the past few seasons, community soccer clubs are encouraged to submit their application via the online form to ensure their place in the 2016 season.

As Canada Soccer’s longstanding grassroots program, Ombrelle Active Start Soccer Fests enhance community soccer club programming through the delivery of valuable financial, promotional, and technical materials. Reaching close to 150 clubs and 100,000 youth players annually, Ombrelle Active Soccer Fests provide an opportunity for players from coast to coast to fall in love with the beautiful game through a developmental and fun-filled event.

About Canada Soccer`s Ombrelle Active Start Soccer Fests

As a financial grant-based program, Ombrelle Active Start Soccer Fests are designed to provide community soccer clubs with resources to host a soccer celebration in their community. To apply, club representatives simply complete an online application form capturing the key details of their event. Club hosts will receive a festival hosting package, which includes participation certificates, technical materials and a wide array of exciting promotional giveaways and samples from the program’s national sponsors, pending available space and approval of their respective Provincial / Territorial Soccer Association.

In addition, special activations such as appearances from Canadian National Team stars and unique technical programming will be planned for select festivals. Canada Soccer in collaboration with its corporate partners will be announcing further developments to the program later in the year. Be sure to visit for regular updates.

For more information about the Ombrelle Active Start Soccer Fest program and to learn how bring a festival to your club and community, visit to the Ombrelle Active Start Soccer Fest website. Also, be sure to check-out the Canada Soccer Pathway page for resources guiding long-term player development.

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