skip navigation

Hall Of Fame - Organizations Of Distinction

By OSA News, 11/26/14, 8:45PM EST


Today's Hall of Fame videos feature a pair of organizations which have had a significant impact on Canadian soccer and were inducted into the Hall as Organizations of Distinction.

Edmonton Angels

One of the most outstanding women's soccer organizations in Canadian soccer history, the Edmonton Angels won the national women's championship - the Jubilee Shield - an incredible nine times, including six out of the first seven played. The Angels won the first championship ever competed for by beating London Concorde 4-0 in Etobiocoke, Ontario in 1982. Wins over top competition followed, including: beating Halifax Econocolor by 6-0 in 1983, beating James Bay from B.C. by 1-0 in 1984, beating Richmond Kornerkicks by 1-0 in 1985 and the Kornerkicks again by 3-2 in 1986. Coquitlam United were next with a 2-1 win in 1988, before the seventh title was won against Victoria Gorge United by beating them 5-1 in 1995. More titles followed in 1999 and 2000 against U.B.C. Alumni. Many outstanding players formed the Angels lineup over these years, including: Hall of Famers Tracy David, Joan McEachern, Janine Holland and coach Stuart Brown.

The Robbie International Youth Tournament

The Robbie International Youth Tournament has been played in Scarborough, Ontario every year since 1967, and has involved both male and female teams from all over Canada, the world and in every age group. The tournament was started by the Scarborough Soccer Association and they have run it every year for over 40 years. Ten teams participated in the first tournament, The Robbie has hosted well over 6,000 teams and over 100,000 players and has raised $1 million dollars that has been donated to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Robbie Tournament has seen the likes of Toronto FC's Dwayne De Rosario and Scarborough's Jonathan De Guzman as well as National Women's Soccer League players and Olympians Diana Matheson and Jonelle Filigno.