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2022 Gary Miller Charity Shield Finalists Named

By staff, 10/17/22, 4:45PM EDT


Play. Inspire. Unite.

The 2022 Gary Miller Charity Shield Finals will take place this weekend, live at the Ontario Soccer Center Indoor Stadium, with 12 OPDL teams competing over two days.

Ontario Soccer’s Ontario Player Development League (OPDL), presented by Toronto FC and the Canadian Premier League, is the province’s top standards-based youth soccer high performance development program.

The 2022 Gary Miller Charity Shield Finals get underway at 9:30am on Saturday October 22nd, and continue through Sunday October 23rd, with three matches played each day.

The schedule for the 2022 Gary Miller Charity Shield is as follows:

Saturday, October 22, 2022
9:30am U15 Boys Vaughan SC Sigma FC
12:30pm U14 Girls Ottawa South United Brampton SC
3:30pm U17 Girs Markham Whitecaps London
Sunday, October 23, 2022
9:00am U14 Boys Woodbridge SC Vaughan SC
12:00pm U15 Girls Markham Ottawa South United
3:00pm U17 Boys Vaughan SC North Mississauga SC

*All matches will be broadcast live on the Ontario Soccer Twitch channel

Be sure to check out the 2022 Gary Miller Charity Shield Finals Match Centre to watch the live broadcast and to get all the latest results, updates, photos, and more!

Gary Miller, the former Ontario Soccer Director of Soccer Operations, passed away in May of 2020 and his influence on soccer in Ontario was nowhere more impactful than his work in developing the standards for the OPDL.

While the OPDL Gary Miller Charity Shield is an integral opportunity to showcase the immense talent found within the OPDL before fellow OPDL members, scouts and families, the Charity Shield also raises money for Ontario charities.

Every dollar accumulated through the $5 admission rate, or the 50/50 draw, is donated to Ontario charities, as chosen by the winning teams in each match

Last year at the 2021 Gary Miller Charity Shield Finals, approximately $8,000 was raised for charity.

Launched in 2014 with the 2001 age group, the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) is Ontario’s first and Canada’s foremost standards-based, youth high performance league that combines top level competition with comprehensive high performance training standards.

This innovative and exciting youth high performance program is an important standard-bearer of the adoption of Long Term Player Development (LTPD) principles across soccer at-large in Ontario and Canada.

OPDL encompasses the U13 to U17 age categories, for both males and females, which are delivered by 30 committed License Holders from Windsor in the West all the way to Ottawa in the East.

Click here for more information about the OPDL.