Play. Inspire. Unite.
The top soccer athletes in Ontario were in action this weekend as the Ontario Soccer Centre plays host to the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) Charity Shield.
Twelve teams, across six divisions, competed for provincial glory as the U-14, U-15 and U-17 OPDL age groups wrap up their 2018 seasons.
In the U-15 Girls division, Ottawa South United took on Burlington YSC in a competitive affair.
Ottawa South United opened the scoring in the 10 minute when Nyah Slusarenko took a shot off the hop and was able to beat the Burlington keeper to make it 1-0.
Ten minutes later it was Slusarenko again in a similar goal to her first as the shot looped over the Burlington keeper to make it 2-0.
Ottawa would increase their lead to 3-0 when Nibonile Dlamini was sent in alone and she calmly deposited her shot into the lower left corner.
That would be all either side would get, Ottawa shut things down the rest of the way and were crowned OPDL Charity Shield champions.
Scouts from around North America were in attendance all weekend to take in the action. As well, representatives from Canada Soccer were on site to witness the next generations of stars.
While also an integral opportunity to showcase the immense talent found within the OPDL before fellow OPDL members, scouts and families, the Charity Shield raises money for Ontario charities.
Every dollar accumulated through the $5 admission rate is donated to Ontario charities, as chosen by the winning teams in each match.
Ottawa South United donated their proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Visit the Ontario Soccer Facebook page for all the photos from the final