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Club Excellence Awardees for 2019 honoured at Ontario Soccer Summit

By Staff, 03/01/19, 12:00AM EST


After 2019, the Club Excellence program will transition to the National Youth Club Licensing Program

Play. Inspire. Unite. 

Ontario Soccer honoured the 2019 Club Excellence Awardees as part of the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 festivities in London, ON, this weekend. 

Clubs were on hand to be recognized and were presented with plaques by Ontario Soccer President Peter Augruso and SportsEngine's John Weinerth. The Ontario Soccer Summit Soccer Now panel were also on hand to recognize the accomplishment's of the Club Excellence clubs.  

Name of Club  Level
Byron Optimist Soccer Club Gold
Oakville Soccer Club  Gold 
Waterloo Minor Soccer Club  Gold
Greater Sudbury Soccer Club  Silver
Rockwood Football Club  Silver


As Ontario Soccer continues to support Canada Soccer on the implementation of their new National Youth Club Licensing Program, these successful organizations will be granted the Club Excellence Award for the 2019 year only.

After 2019, the transition into the national program, will begin and the Club Excellence program will be retired. Ontario Soccer will continue working with Canada Soccer to ensure the National Youth Club License Programs standards are reviewed and met.

Canada Soccer's Club Licensing Program is made up of five categories developed to be an inclusive, principles-based structure.

For professional clubs in membership the Canada Soccer National Club Licence is granted to organizations who meet the minimum requirements set by Canada Soccer in partnership with FIFA and Concacaf as determined to meet the standards to play in international competition such as the Concacaf Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup™.

For youth clubs in Canada there are four categories. Read more on the National Youth Club Licensing Program.  

If you have questions, please contact Gabriella Trichilo, Regional Manager, Player Development Program.