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.
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.
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.
The 2019 soccer season is around the corner and it will mark year number seven for Everton F.C. transplant and now near Ottawa native Paul Harris.