Canadian Soccer Business announces League1 Canada’s inaugural Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship, to be held this summer featuring representatives from League1 BC, League1 Ontario and Première ligue de soccer du Québec (PLSQ).
"The League1 Canada Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship is an important step for our new national alliance, as we work to unify, elevate and expand pro-am soccer in Canada,” said Dino Rossi, president of League1 Canada. “Growing the women’s game in our country is a main objective of League1 Canada. Implementing such inter-provincial competitions is instrumental to that development, as we work toward the creation of a domestic professional women’s league from coast to coast.”
League1 Canada’s men’s inter-provincial championship will debut in 2023.
This year’s four-team women’s tournament will be played from August 12 to 14, 2022 at Le Complex Sportive Bois-de-Boulogne in Laval, Quebec. It will include one team representing League1 BC, the winner of League1 Ontario’s Women’s Championship and the champion of PLSQ. PLSQ’s league runner-up will round out the field, as event host.
"The introduction of the Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship is an exciting milestone in the evolution of the Canadian soccer" said Breagha Carr-Harris, Head of Women’s Professional Soccer for Canada Soccer. “The Championship offers the opportunity for top tier athletes within the Pro-Am leagues to compete against each other for the first time, while also building an important alliance between Canada’s existing provincial Division III Pro-Am soccer leagues. This competition and partnership are both pivotal elements in building a Canadian identity within our sport. I look forward to cheering on the teams as they participate in the inaugural tournament, and for years to come.”
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