Janine Helland (née Wood)
Janine
Helland (née Wood)

Born
Apr 24, 1970
Age
52
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Edmonton, CAN
Height
173 cm
School(s)
University of Alberta
Where they grew up
Edmonton, CAN
TEAM HONOURS (3)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
47 Appearances
47 Starts
1 Goals
0 Assists

Bio

Janine Helland (née Wood)

née Janine Wood... speaks English... she was five years old when she started playing soccer for Rio Terrace... favourites have included Wayne Gretzky... earned Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta...

suffered knee injury December 1994... suffered knee injury summer 1998...

from USA 1999, was noted by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group as one of Canada’s outstanding players... as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration in 2012, was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI women’s team... attended the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 in Edmonton...

wrote Neil Turnbull in 1990, “Janine Wood has very good positioning and plays nice balls diagonally forward”... wrote Sylvie Béliveau in 1995, “Janine’s leadership on the field was very good this year, her positioning was good... Janine’s technical skills and ability to carry the ball were great”...

said Janine Helland in 2021, “my one move, and it was literally my one move, was the Cruyff turn, so if I hadn’t seen that (on TV) then I don’t know what I would have done because it was my one move but it worked every time”...

For Country

she was 19 years old when she made her debut for Canada (20 April 1990)... won a silver medal with Canada at the 1991 CONCACAF Women's Championship / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 1991... finished third with Canada at the 1993 CONCACAF Women’s Invitational Tournament... won a silver medal with Canada at the 1994 CONCACAF Women's Championship / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Sweden 1995... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup Sweden 1995... played in a career-high 17 consecutive Canada matches from 1995 to 1998... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 4 July 1996 in SD, USA… represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999... 

For Sport

served as an assistant coach with Edmonton Aviators...

served as a member on the Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup... served on the Organising Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007... served on the Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup New Zealand 2008... served on the Organising Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011... served as a member of the National Organising Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015... served as a draw assistant at the Official Draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014... served as a Canada Soccer Hall of Fame committee member (starting 2017)...

Individual Honours

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