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Ontario Soccer has announced the 2018 rosters for the provincial teams.
The U-14, U-15 and U-16 teams, for both the boys and girls groups, will get their first taste of action as Team Ontario, when they take on the provincial squads from Quebec April 27-29 at the Ontario Soccer Centre and Vaughan Grove Sports Park.
“The Inter-Provincial Competition is where the Canada Soccer Excel Technical Staff will be on hand to scout the players for potential invites to the Canada Soccer National Excel environments,” said Gary Miller, Ontario Soccer Technical Director. “In addition, scouts from Toronto FC and all over Canada and North American universities will be in attendance to see the best of what Ontario has to offer.”
The Ontario provincial teams will play the squads from Quebec, three times over the three days, offering them the opportunity to play against the top-level competitions in a high-performance environment.
“This is always a good test for the Ontario athletes to see where they are against the next biggest province for development in Canada,” said Bryan Rosenfeld, Senior Manager of High Performance. “Having the best compete against the best even in this friendly format is a good gauge of how Ontario clubs are developing these players and sets them up well for the next stage of their development and careers.”
The Provincial program is available to all Ontario Soccer registered players who are competing at either an U14, U15 or U16 age group.
The Ontario Provincial Development League (OPDL) is the primary venue in which potential Provincial Team Players are detected.