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Canada Soccer Introduces New Title Sponsor for National Championships and BC Soccer Announces New Hosting Partner for 2017 Jubilee & Challenge Trophies

BC Soccer is pleased to announce that it will partner to host the 2017 Toyota Men’s Challenge Trophy and Women’s Jubilee Trophy National Championships in Surrey with Central City Breakers FC.

Vancouver, BC – August 9, 2017 – In a press release earlier this morning, Canada Soccer announced Toyota Canada as its title sponsor for National Championships, along with host cities for the competitions through 2019.

In addition, BC Soccer is pleased to announce that it will now host the 2017 Toyota National Championships in partnership with the Central City Breakers FC (CCB) after the Fraser Valley Soccer League unfortunately withdrew from hosting the event late last month.

Following a successful site visit from Canada Soccer, Newton Athletic Park in Surrey, BC has been confirmed as the new location of the event which will take place October 4th – 9th, 2017. The park includes multiple soccer specific artificial turf and grass fields and features a grandstand stadium, ideal for highlighting final matches. With formal support from the City of Surrey, the newly formed LOC, comprised of representatives from BC Soccer, CCB and chaired by BC Soccer’s VP Adult, Rob Brown, is looking forward to putting on a first-class event for teams, spectators and soccer fans alike coming from across the country.

For more information on the Canada Soccer National Club Championships and to read the Official Canada Soccer release please see below:

Canada Soccer unveils new logo, announces locations through 2019 for Toyota National Championships

Building on their new partnership, Canada Soccer have introduced Toyota Canada as the title sponsor for the Toyota National Championships, the premier amateur soccer competition that brings together clubs from coast to coast to coast across the country.

Canada Soccer have also announced eight venues across seven provinces that will host the Toyota National Championships over the next three years. Canada Soccer’s 18 competitions will crown national winners in both men’s and women’s soccer across adult (open age), U-17, and U-15 age categories.

“We are proud to welcome Toyota Canada as title sponsor for our National Championships and wish to congratulate the selected host communities, member associations and clubs that make this competition one of the strongest in Canada,” said Canada Soccer President Steve Reed. “Our National Championships are a truly unifying event for our sport each fall and we believe that the new formats and process will improve the experience for all our amateur players as we welcome this premiere new partner.” 

The 2017 Toyota National Championships will take place in three locations: Surrey, British Columbia (men’s Challenge Trophy and women’s Jubilee Trophy); Fredericton, New Brunswick (U-17 Cup); and Calgary, Alberta (U-15 Cup).

After an extensive bid evaluation process, six cities will host the 2018 and 2019 Toyota National Championships. In 2018, Canada Soccer’s three locations are: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Challenge/Jubilee); Surrey, British Columbia (U-17 Cup); and Laval, Québec (U-15 Cup). In 2019, Canada Soccer’s three locations are: St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador (Challenge/Jubilee); Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (U-17 Cup); and Edmonton, Alberta (U-15 Cup).

In 2017, close to 600 teams have entered provincial or territorial playdowns for the Toyota National Championships. Teams that qualify will compete in the Toyota National Championships from 4-9 October, with six national winners to be crowned on the final day.

The Toyota National Championships are Canada's premier amateur soccer competitions. This year marks the 95th edition of the senior men's competition and 36th edition of the senior women's competition. While the competition has sometimes featured professional or semi-professional teams, since the early 1960s the National Championships have strictly featured amateur teams. Since 2008, the National Championships have been complemented by the Canadian Championship featuring professional clubs.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play.

Its vision is to pursue Canada's foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence. BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer will promote the integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.

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