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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.
The Ottawa TFC under-17 girls’ soccer team made history as the region’s first Canadian champions at the top youth level when they downed Lakeshore 2-1 at the Oct. 9-14 Toyota National Championships in PEI.
Toronto FC got a lift from their little fans in Ottawa while they made an unexpected run to the MLS Cup final. During the Major League Soccer playoffs, every TFC player would get a bundle of cards from admiring youngsters, including a pile from their affiliate club in the nation’s capital.
The stats are in, and the lifetime total is terrific: over 245 Ottawa South United soccer players have secured post-secondary scholarships since the club’s inception, with 60+ in the U.S. and 180+ in Canada.