Royal-Sélect Beauport lift 2016 Jubilee Trophy
Posted on 16 October 2016 in ↳ Jubilee Trophy
Royal-Sélect Beauport were 2016 Jubilee Trophy champions at the Sport Chek National Championships in St. John's, Newfoundland Labrador. After their 2:0 victory over Richmond FC in the final, captain Roxanne Dionne and 18 teammates lifted the trophy at King George V Park.
First presented in 1982, the Jubilee Trophy is one of the oldest annual national women's soccer championships in the world. In 35 years, 16 clubs from 10 different Canadian cities have won the championship. Royal-Sélect Beauport were three-time runners up before they finally lifted the title on 10 October 2016.
At the Jubilee Trophy finals in St. John's, Beauport's team featured Daphnée Blouin, Sophie Bourassa, Jade Bourgoing, Léa Chastenay-Joseph, Rachel Collard, Laurie Couture-Dallaire, Carolane Croteau, Roxanne Dionne, Cynthia Gaspar-Freire, Marie-Christine Gauthier, Joëlle Gosselin, Kathy Gosselin, Joëlle Mercier, Marie-Mychèle Métivier, Joëlle Morasse, Marie Parent, Lara Vaillancourt, Gabrielle Verret, and Catherine Villeneuve. Gabrielle Lapointe was also in St. John's, but unavailable on the final day. Staff were coach Samir El Akkati, Isabelle Cosette, and Samir Ghrib.
"Today it’s a win for the club," said Beauport's head coach Samir El Akkati. "We had some injuries before the tournament and we picked up two young players from our club, so it’s not only a win for this team, it’s a win for this club. We are very proud because we most of the players started with the club at around four or five years old, so they grew up in our club and they are here today. We are very proud of that."
3x runners up... and now Jubilee Trophy champions in 2016:— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) October 11, 2016
(coach Samir El Akkati en français) pic.twitter.com/vEPiVxU8Hk
After the on-field celebrations, all 19 players took their turn posing for a picture with the national shield.
Canada Soccer’s Sport Chek National Championships run 5-10 October 2016 in Moncton, New Brunswick, Lethbridge, Alberta, Vaughan, Ontario, and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. 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.