October 10th, 2023
Successful Conclusion with Exciting Matches at This Year's Championships
The Beautiful Game swept the nation as the 2023 Toyota National Championships launched from October 4th to October 9th. With games scheduled throughout multiple cities across Canada, the soccer extravaganza event guaranteed an unforgettable week filled with fierce competition!
U15 Girls - Waterloo, ON
In Waterloo, Ontario, the U15 Girls division kicked off with some exciting matches. Throughout the event, temperatures changed variously between sunny warmer days and windy and cooler days, along with some rain.
Throughout the tournament, the girls shined during their run with the following results:
- Mississauga Supernova FC vs. Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC: 0-0
- Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC vs. Edmonton BTB SC: 2-2
- Winnipeg Phoenix FC vs. Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC: 0-4
- Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC vs. Moncton Codiac: 10-0
- Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC vs. Suburban FC: 1-0
On Match Day five, the Girls needed Edmonton BTB to tie or beat Mississauga Supernova FC. The Girls from BC scored ten goals, but Mississauga Supernova FC beat Edmonton BTB 2-1, leading to Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC's placement in the bronze medal game.
Match Day Six saw the Girls competing in the bronze medal match against Suburban FC. It was a tight game, but the BC girls secured a victory with a goal from Camryn Strain, becoming U15 Bronze Medalists. Camryn's goal tied her for the Golden Boot Award!
U15 Boys - Waterloo, ON
The U15 Boys division showcased their skills in Waterloo, Ontario. During the tournament, the Boys excelled with the following outcomes:
- Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC vs. London Alliance FC Mustangs: 6-0
- Dutch Connections FCA vs. Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC: 0-1
- Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC vs. Suburban FC: 2-1
- Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC vs. Edmonton BTB SC: 2-2
- Charlottetown PEI FC vs. Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC: 0-5
In the knockout rounds, the boys faced Edmonton BTB SC. Despite tough weather conditions, both teams played well with precise passing and movement. Edmonton BTB SC scored first, but Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC equalized with a well-placed free-kick goal, ending the first half tied. In the second half, Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC scored a late goal to secure the win. It was a hard-fought match between two strong teams, and Charlottetown PEI FC was clearly disappointed by the loss.
The boys played PEI and won 5-0, with Tyler M scoring a hat trick. They also received the Fair Play Award, and Tyler M won the Golden Boot. Congratulations to the Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC boys who secured the U15 bronze medal!
U17 Girls - Moncton, NB
In Moncton, New Brunswick, the U17 Girls division promised intense matches. The tournament provided a fantastic environment for soccer! With championships on the line and a newly formed club, Burnaby FC was ready to shake things up at the event. Throughout their run, they achieved great results:
- Burnaby FC vs. Halifax County United: 5-0
- Spatial du CS St-Hubert vs. Burnaby FC: 1-2
- Burnaby FC vs. CS Dieppe: 1-0
- Burnaby FC vs. Regina QC United: 8-0
- Burnaby FC vs. Calgary West FC: 2-2 (PKs: 4-3)
What made the championship win even more special was the presence of parents from both teams supporting each other. This display of support didn't go unnoticed, with CBC, LOC, Canada Soccer, and Alison Forsyth, who was on-site, taking note.
Kat Tomic, Head Coach led the U17 Burnaby FC Girls to the National title in her first season: “I cannot express how proud I am of a team that demonstrated, unity, fight, and tenacity today (Monday). The grit showed in the performance and proved to everyone watching what it means not to quit and always to keep going.”
U17 Boys - Moncton, NB
In Moncton, New Brunswick, the U17 Boys division anticipated thrilling matches. The tournament created an exceptional soccer atmosphere! With titles at stake and the emergence of Burnaby FC, who was poised to make an impact in the competition. Along their journey, they delivered outstanding performances:
- Burnaby FC vs. Yellowknife YK Galaxy FC: 8-0
- Burnaby FC vs. Charlottetown PEI FC: 2-2 (PKs: 4-2)
- Burnaby FC vs. Feildians AA St. Johns: 2-1
- Halifax City SC vs Burnaby FC: 1-3
- Burnaby FC vs. Edmonton BTB SC: 2-0
Todd May is also in his first season as head coach, “We came into the tournament with our own expectations, reminding ourselves to be humble and respectful of every opponent. Together we were all completely prepared, focused and hungry to win the competition.”
Both BFC teams went undefeated in the competition with a combined record of 10-0.
Jubilee Trophy - Halifax, NS
Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the proud host of the renowned Jubilee Trophy. BC Soccer was represented by Surrey United SC. The club completed its participation with the following results:
- Edmonton Drillers SC vs. Surrey United SC: 3-1
- United SC vs. Fredericton Picaroons: 1-0
- Holy Cross FC vs. Surrey United SC: 0-0
- Surrey United SC vs. Winsloe-Charlottetown Royals FC: 4-0
- Surrey United SC vs. Caledon United FC: 1-0
Next year’s Jubilee Trophy Final will be played in Surrey, British Columbia as part of Canada Soccer’s 2024 Toyota National Championships in October.
Challenge Trophy - Halifax, NS
The Challenge Trophy, the Men's amateur competition, also took place in Halifax, NS. Surrey BB5 United from BC Soccer went for glory against fierce rivals! The following results came from nonstop soccer action:
- Surrey BB5 United vs. FC Winnipeg Lions: 2-1
- West Ottawa SC vs. Surrey BB5 United: 1-0
- Surrey BB5 United vs. Rapides Chaudière-Ouest: 1-2
- Surrey BB5 United vs. Fredericton Picaroons: 6-1
- Surrey BB5 United vs. Edmonton Scottish SC: 3-2
Concluding the tournament, both BC teams vied for the 5/6 place standings, competing at a fantastic facility in Dartmouth (Harbour East). The weather graced us with beautiful conditions throughout and both teams achieved victory, securing the 5th place in the overall standings.
Congratulations to Surrey BB5 and Surrey United SC for an unforgettable run at the 2023 Jubilee and Challenge Trophy Championships!
Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships serves as our nation’s amateur competition and provides a meaningful soccer experience for participating teams and their players, coaches, and support staff, as well as for officials and volunteers.
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