Like the history-making Ottawa South United under-17 girls’ team did, Ottawa TFC also put forward a championship calibre U17 girls team this year, with their squad winning an Ontario Cup in their first season since merging two of Ottawa’s existing clubs, Cumberland United and Capital United.
With her multiple-medal performance, Ottawa’s Toshka Besharah played a crucial part in helping the Rideau Canoe Club win its second straight Championship Burgee at the 2019 Canoe Kayak Sprint National Championships.
Ottawa’s Mike Woods couldn’t one-up his bronze medal performance at last year’s World Championships in road racing at this year’s event, as the 33-year-old registered a did not finish in the race held in Yorkshire, U.K. in September
The Ottawa South United U17 Girls made history this year by becoming the first team in Ontario Player Development League history to win all three of their division’s titles in one season.
Nathalie Cote teaches history, geography and other social sciences full-time at Colonel By Secondary School. She’s mom to a 7-year-old, a 5-year-old and a 19-month-old who’s still not sleeping at night. She coaches the Cougars high school cross-country running and track-and-field teams.
It’s a busy life for Cote, but the former Team Canada cross-country runner added one more major task to her plate recently when she became the new president of the Ottawa Lions Track-and-Field Club.
Though it was unbeknownst to the team of 15-year-old Ottawa girls at the time, but coming out on the losing end in one of their league’s title-matches last year would set them on a trajectory towards historic success.
From forging a partnership with a leading Major League Soccer franchise, to earning recognition as one of Canada’s top youth clubs, and capturing its fair share of hardware, it’s certainly been a whirlwind first season for Ottawa TFC Soccer Club.