The Ottawa TFC under-17 girls made history on Oct. 14 when they triumphed at Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships on the field at UPEI, but the region’s first Canadian crown at the top youth level was a title won in the hotel room just as much as on the pitch.
An early season rugby matchup between the University of Ottawa and Carleton University presented unfamiliar territory for the perennial powerhouse Gee-Gees, who without a regular season win to that point risked falling behind their cross-town rivals with a loss at Ravens Field.
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.
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.
Ottawa South United Soccer broke ground once again in 2019 as the club continued to find new heights in its 17th season.