Canada Soccer Para Team to Hold Open Evaluation in Victoria

Sunday April 29 1:30-3:00 PM at Gorge Soccer facility in Victoria


Vancouver BC April 19, 2018 - The Canada Soccer Para Team is coming to Victoria BC on April 29 to host an open tryout. Coached by British Columbia resident Drew Fergusson the team competes globally making this a great opportunity to represent your home country in various locations across the world.  To compete on the Canada Soccer Para team you have to have one of three disabilities; mild cerebral palsy, recovering from a stroke, or acquired brain injury.

‘This is a great opportunity for players who qualify to play for the Canada Para Soccer team from Vancouver Island,” said Jason Elligott. “For those players not on the island who are interested, we recommend they reach out to Canada Soccer and Drew Fergusson. Having the head coach reside here in BC really gives British Columbians who are interested in playing for the para team a great opportunity as we know Drew and the team are always seeking interested players.”

Canada's Para Soccer Team competes in several global competitions over a four-year cycle, including the International Federation of CP Football's biennial World Championships. Canada also strives to compete in the America's Cup, the Parapanamerican Games, and the Paralympic Games. Each year the number of National Para Soccer teams grows and just last year in the IFCPF World Championships, Canada finished 13th in 2017, with next edition taking place in 2019 making this a exciting and rewarding time for players interested in dawning the Canada Soccer Jersey.

To reach out to Drew Fergusson and the Canada Soccer Para National team please click Here


About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues and districts.  

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, health and involved lifestyle