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Canada Soccer – The opening day of the 2018 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships is the culmination of 13 months of competition for over 12,000 amateur soccer players from coast-to-coast-to coast.
 
From 640 teams across the 13 Provincial and Territorial Member Associations, the U-15 Cup in Laval, QC, U-17 Cup in Surrey, BC, and the Challenge Trophy and Jubilee Trophy competitions in Saskatoon, SK will crown six National Champions. The competition runs 3 October through to Teck Finals Day on 8 October.
 
Defending Challenge Trophy Champions Western Halifax FC and Jubilee Trophy Winners Edmonton Victoria SC opened the 2018 Toyota National Championships with victories over their New Brunswick competition.
 
Quebec and Alberta lead the way in Laval, QC with the Boys and Girls U-15 Cup entrants at the 2018 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships sitting atop their four respective groups. At the U-17 Cup, Alberta, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia lead groups in Surrey, BC.

Challenge and Jubilee Trophy Competitions kick off at 2018 Toyota National Championships 
Winds and blistery cold conditions were the story of day one of the 2018 Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy and Jubilee Trophy competitions in Saskatoon. Defending champions Western Halifax FC and Edmonton Victoria earned 1:0 victories over Fredericton Picaroons Men’s and Women’s teams.

Scores from the Challenge and Jubilee Trophy Competitions from Day One

Day 1 from the 2018 Toyota National Championships U-17 Cup
Alberta, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia lead groups in Surrey, BC at the 2018 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships U-17 Cup.

Scores from the U-17 Cup Day One
 
RECAP: Day 1 from the 2018 Toyota National Championships U-15 Cup
Quebec and Alberta lead the way in Laval, QC. The Boys’ and Girls’ U-15 Cup entrants at the 2018 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships sit atop their four respective groups.

Scores from the U-15 Cup Day One
 
2018 TOYOTA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships run 3-8 October 2017 in Surrey, BC, Laval, QC, and Saskatoon, SK. At all age levels, the Toyota National Championships provide a meaningful soccer experience for host cities and participating teams, as well as the player, coaches, support staff, officials, and volunteers.
 
MERCHANDISE ON SALE

Official 2018 Toyota National Championships merchandise is now 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, Laval, and Saskatoon from 6-8 October.

LIVE STREAMING

Canada Soccer will broadcast every day from each of the three 2018 Toyota National Championships venues, culminating with the five 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.

MOBILE APP

Access competition schedules, scores and standings via the official 2018 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 – #Saskatoon2018
Jubilee Trophy – #Saskatoon2018
U-17 Cup – #U17Cup #Surrey
U-15 Cup – #U15Cup #Laval
FINAL DAY (all venues) – #TeckFinalsDay

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.
 
OCTOBER CANADA SOCCER ACTION
 
The month of October features important international competitions for both the Women’s National Team and Men’s National Team as well as the coast-to-coast Toyota National Championships for premier amateur clubs. Canada #CANWNT are competing in the Concacaf Women’s Championship from 4-17 October, with a spot at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 on the line, while Canada #CANMNT are at home for a Concacaf Nations League Qualifying match on 16 October. The Toyota National Championships, meanwhile, cap off the 2018 amateur season in which more than 640 clubs and 12,000 players competed for a chance to win a national title.
 
As with all home international soccer matches, tickets to Canada’s Tuesday 16 October match in Toronto at BMO Field are available via canadasoccer.com/tickets.
 
ABOUT CANADA SOCCER
 
Canada Soccer, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. Canada Soccer not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on Canada Soccer, visit the official website at canadasoccer.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS
CONTACTS MÉDIAS

Brad Fougere

Corporate Communications | Gestionnaire, Communications corporatives
bfougere@canadasoccer.com
m. +1 613.299.1587

Richard Scott
Men’s National Teams Program | Programme de l’équipe nationale masculine
rscott@canadasoccer.com
m. +1 613.818.0305

Carrie Croft
Women’s National Teams Program | Programme de l’équipe nationale féminine
ccroft@canadasoccer.com
m. +1 613.406.4986