For those of you that know my family, we have been involved with the soccer program in Calgary since we moved here in 1990! I was lucky enough to play little league soccer with Erin McLeod on the WillowRidge Tigers team. While I was chasing butterflies, she was headed towards becoming the Canadian Women’s soccer goalie. Although she is out of the Olympics this year due to a knee injury, I still follow the team and their “Road to Rio” run. Coming up …. Canada vs. Brazil June 4th in Toronto. Make sure you catch all the action!
According to several sources, soccer is the most popular team sport in every region of our county! With more than 750,000 players under 17, and nearly half of them are GIRLS! Canadian soccer experts say that the main drivers behind the growth are: immigration from countries where soccer reigns supreme, the popularity of our national teams (Go Canada Go) and the low cost to participate.
Visit www.canadasoccer.com to follow the girls and cheer them on to another Olympic medal!