Losing this year’s national championships brings a screeching halt to the ascension of a Carleton Ravens program that has become one of the best in the country.
Despite the onslaught of challenges presented to its teams by COVID-19 in their debut in Quebec’s top soccer league, Ottawa South United’s (OSU) general manager says the club’s inaugural season was a success.
The Ottawa Sportspage’s monthly summary of sports news in the nation’s capital.
The 2020 soccer season will go down as a lost year in many people’s minds, but Ottawa South United nevertheless continued to advance players to soccer’s higher levels and broke new ground despite the pandemic’s roadblocks.
While COVID-19 kept OSU from building on its championship trophy collection, many club products nonetheless earned opportunities to play soccer in the university and professional ranks.
The COVID cloud hanging over Ottawa has felt a fair bit darker as more rigid restrictions return, and frustration is mounting among local sport leaders who’d worked hard to figure out how to make sport as safe as possible during pandemic times, only to be dealt a step backwards.
Team of the Month: Ottawa South United PLSQ men’s soccer team Team Members: Daniel Assaf, Jeremy Aweya, Gabriel Bitar, Liam Cassis, Ricky Comba, Dario Conte, Myles Cornwall, Deondrae Fells, Tyler Gowdy, Tareq Hamad, Quinn Honeyman-Wootton, Emad Houache, Kevin Kaba-Kalonji, Moses Kafeero, Stefan Karajovanovic, Ronan Kratt, Federico Leal, Cristopher Malekos, Scott Mazzotta, Mitchell O’Brien, Kyle Potter,…
Sixteen-year-old midfielder Antoine Coupland has always been ready to show people what he can do on the pitch, he’s just been waiting for the right opportunity.
While her dream of becoming an Olympian has been delayed another year, Ottawa’s Vanessa Gilles is keeping optimistic and instead focusing on the beginning of her pro season.
They became history-makers as Eastern Ontario’s first-ever national soccer champions at the top youth level, and now the pioneering generation from Ottawa TFC’s Girls’ Academy are setting the bar high again.
All nine players graduating from the 3-year-old Academy have committed to playing varsity soccer at Canadian universities.
For Matteo de Brienne, signing with the new Atlético Ottawa Canadian Premier League franchise represents the fulfilment of a longstanding objective to become a professional soccer player, while his youth club is proud to see a homegrown talent serve as an inspirational figure for the next generation of local players.
–By Ottawa Sportspage, For Royal City Soccer Club With the most popular grassroots soccer camps in Canada, the Royal City Soccer Club has hosted over 100,000 campers in over 100 locations nationwide. This year, Royal City will reach many more locations thanks to its innovative Virtual Royal Camp @ Home programming, though an extremely difficult…
Anyone involved in team sports will tell you about the importance of team building and unity, but when it comes to the importance individuals play into that bigger picture, Ottawa TFC coach Pavel Cancura couldn’t have talked more highly than he did about Lauren Curran.
In early May, BCN Sports, which ran the FC Barcelona brand Barca Academy soccer program in Ottawa, announced it would be filing for insolvency.
By Charlie Pinkerton Local sports clubs are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel with an adjusted return to training, though the path forward in a world with COVID-19 continues to provide plenty of bumps (as detailed in SportsOttawa.com’s May 13 web story). Below are some snapshots of how various Ottawa…
The pre-season pandemic stung like a tackle from behind with cleats up, but Ottawa South United Soccer Club rose back up to keep players connected and support their development before their long-awaited return to the pitch.
When the sporting world screeched to a halt because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Ottawa South United (OSU) released previously exclusive content to all its athletes to make sure they can return to soccer without missing a step.
While most of the country and the global sports world shuts down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ottawa TFC Soccer Club players are continuing to hone their skills and improve their fitness daily thanks to the implementation of an innovative Virtual Training program.
Unity. Growth. Work ethic. Excellence.
When Ottawa TFC launched, those were the core values members identified to guide the club.
On Feb. 25 at Sir Winston Churchill Public School, the Nepean Hotspurs Soccer Club celebrated a successful first season of offering a free futsal program for young players from the nearby Parkwood Hills community alongside the Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre. The wintertime program received funding from the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group…
Vanessa Gilles wasn’t fortunate enough to crack Team Canada for this February’s Concacaf women’s Olympic qualifying tournament. Instead, she was helping her French Division 1 club achieve its best season in team history.
Ottawa Footy For All is set to kick off Season 2 of their fun-filled youth soccer programs with an expanded lineup available at their home Immaculata High School facility on Main St.
Par Dôme Louis-Riel Est-ce que votre jeune athlète a de la difficulté à choisir seulement un sport ? Il aura l’option de pratiquer une multitude de sports au camp d’été du Dôme Louis-Riel ! Laissez-le explorer toutes ses passions sportives — soccer, badminton, natation, volley-ball, basketball, football, athlétisme, et beaucoup d’autres ! « Les participants peuvent essayer…
By Dome Louis-Riel Does your young athlete have trouble choosing just one sport? They can have it all at the Dome Louis-Riel’s Multi-Sport Summer Camp! Let them explore all their sports passions – soccer, badminton, swimming, volleyball, basketball, touch football, track & field, and many more! The camps align with Sport Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development…
By Rideau Sports Centre There is 100+ years of sporting history at 1 Donald Street (formerly the members-only Rideau Tennis Club). This summer will mark the third year that this property is open to the public with 10 weeks of Summer Camps across many sports offered by the new Rideau Sports Centre (RSC). “We’re really…
Ottawa South United is on the move.
By Ottawa Sportspage, For Ottawa TFC Soccer Club Commitment. Passion. Hard work. Kaden Engbers says the keys to becoming a successful coach are the same ones he learned as a player. And those lessons and attributes are even more applicable in life. Engbers is a young coaching talent who’s philosophical beyond his years, but the…
Les programmes Sports-Exploratoires (7-8e année) et Sports-Études (9 à 12) de l’école secondaire publique Louis-Riel offrent l’équilibre idéal entre les études et la pratique du sport. Il s’agit du programme de choix pour les élèves-athlètes qui sont motivés à atteindre l’excellence dans leurs activités scolaires et sportives. The Exploratory Sports (Grade 7-8) and Sports-Study (9-12)…
The Carleton Ravens returned from the U Sports men’s soccer championships without a medal, forcing the team’s players to adopt a forward-looking mindsight.
You would be pressed to find a local amateur athlete who had a busier 2019 than Florence Belzile.
Dozens of athletes-in-the-making are already benefitting from thousands of dollars in funding that was awarded in November to a pair of local sports programs.