Covenant House team wins national street soccer championship
TORONTO, ON, July 23, 2015 – The six-member Covenant House soccer team has captured the Canadian street soccer championship. The win at last weekend’s four-on-four tournament, qualifies each of the players to be selected for the Homeless World Cup in Amsterdam in September.
“We’re so proud of these youth who gave this competition their all,” says Bruce Rivers, Covenant House executive director. “They are an inspiration to all of our youth to strive for their dreams.”
“Their staff member coaches, Mauricio Rodas and Danny De Asis Aguilar, did a fantastic job training and motivating the team,” he added.
The Canadian tournament, held to coincide with the Pan Am Games, brought together a dozen teams from across the country, including Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa and more, to compete for the eight spots on the Canadian roster for the upcoming international games.
Street Soccer Canada has been sending teams to Homeless World Cups for 12 years, shortly after the tournament was started.
The sport is closer to indoor soccer with smaller nets, a short basketball-court sized field and four people a side and one person limited to only being in the offensive side of half.
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