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League1 Ontario Announces Seventh Team For Women’s Division

By OSA News, 03/26/15, 9:30AM EDT


League1 Ontario is pleased to announce the addition of a seventh team to its semi-professional women’s division for 2015.

The Woodbridge Strikers will join six other teams in 2015, each chosen through a standards-based application process, with specific attention directed to the development of women’s soccer in Ontario.

"We are confident that Woodbridge will field a dynamic, high quality side and will further ensure that, in this very important year for women's football, the top female talents in this province will be competing, by and large, in League1 Ontario,” League1 Ontario Chairman Dino Rossi said. “"It is especially exciting for the new entry to come from one of our existing license holders. We look forward to the day when most, if not all, of our license holders field teams in both the women's and men's divisions."

"We are very excited to be in League1 Ontario's inaugural 2015 women's division, as we were very happy with League1 competition last year for our men," said Adam Candido, vice-president at Woodbridge Soccer Club. "We now we have a well-balanced program on our female side, as well as the men. Our program extends from the grassroots section in Long Term Player Development, all the way to the elite competition of League1. Woodbridge Soccer Club now covers every aspect of play, and allows our elite female athletes to compete at every level of the game."

Woodbridge along with ANB Futbol, Durham United FC, North Mississauga SC, Pro Stars SC, Sanjaxx Lions and Vaughan SC will make up the League1 Ontario Women’s Division in 2015.

The League1 women's division will kick off in May 2015. The location for the inaugural match and the teams that will take part are to be announced.

Cormac Rea 
League1 Ontario
Communications Coordinator
Ph: 613-299-0374

Ben Rycroft 
Ontario Soccer Association 
Manager, Communications 
Ph: 905 264 9390, x255