We have made it into August! What a great season we have been having so far... Here is updates from all three of our FSTA Elite teams.
The U10 Boys team has been busy learning new skills, working on
footwork and mastering all the different positions on the field. We have participated in The Ottawa Internationals Icebreaker Festival, the Gloucester International Soccer Festival, and we took a team of eight players to the 1st Ottawa Fury Fanatics Fun Day. The boys are looking forward to continuing their training and playing together for the remainder of the season. You can also check out the U10 Boys player bios in our blog archives to get to know each of them!
It's been an excellent season for our U14 Girls team, from an amazing first showing at the Icebreaker Tournament in Ottawa, to a tough battle at the Ambassador Cup in Kingston! The team, led by Head Coach Hugues Tshibemba and Assistant Coach Frank Onasanya, have really come together and their hard work has shown. Leading their division for the first half of the summer, they only recently dropped to second after a tough game against a strong opponent. The team is looking to regain the top position and beat their rivals heading into August! A lot of credit goes to this young group of girls, in their first year playing as a team, who play with heart not only for their own team, but also as call ups for our U16 and women's team. Well done ladies and keep up the great work!
Our U16 Girls team have had a strong season so far finishing second place in both the Icebreaker and Ambassador Cup tournaments where they got a chance to compete against some strong L3 teams and see what next year's competition could potentially look like. The girls have held first place for the entire season so far in their ERSL Tier 1 division with a whopping 8 wins, 45 goals for and only 5 goals against, with scoring coming from all over the park - 10 different players having posted goals. With a few tough games remaining in the league against Rockland and Carleton Place, the girls will need to continue their hard work and focus to the end of the season. Comments from Head Coach Kodi Jones on the season were as follows: "The only thing better than watching their success as a team, is hearing from other teams, coaches, parents, and referees that they are a pleasure to watch and play against. Those compliments mean more than any medal that can be brought home. They play with style and class every time they step on the field, and I couldn't be prouder to be their coach." The girls are set to compete in Gloucester August 12-13 for a final tournament and will be competing for the ERSL Shield at the end of August. Good luck with the rest of your season ladies!
FSTA would like to thank all our players, coaches and managers for representing us so well throughout the season. We could not be happier with our players' success. A special thank you to everyone who has helped make this season possible.
Indoor registration will be opening up soon! We hope to see all our players out in October! Stay tuned for details.