Ukrainian Independence Day Soccer Festival and Tournament 2014

23.09.2014

As a part of this year’s 23rd Ukrainian Independence Day Festival – on August 23, 2014 in Centennial Park, Toronto, Ukrainian Sports Club (USC) "Karpaty" (Український Спортивний Клуб  "Карпати") with Ukrainian Canadian Congress - Toronto Branch (Конґрес Українців Канади - відділ Торонто) successfully organized a youth soccer festival and tournament.

A total of 47 teams participated in this festival/tournament representing clubs from Brampton, Etobicoke, Hamilton, Kitchener, Mississauga, North Toronto, Peterborough, Toronto, Vaughan and Unionville.  Overall, close to 700 children of different age groups participated in the festivities organized for boys’ teams from 8 to 15 years of age (U8B-U15B).  They were supported by their coaches and managers, family members and friends.

Tournament results were posted on the GoSportNet.com event hosting site at http://www.gosportnet.com/search/tournament/tournament-info.php?tournament_id=5287
All the scores for each age group could be found at the above link. Based on the Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) principles, for the age groups U8B-U12, we did not have an official standings tables, in compliance with the LTPD requirement.  A competitive format was applied to the U13B and U14B/U15B category. 

The winner of the U13B was the Cherry Beach SC (CBSC) Buccaneers B team.

The winner of the U14/U15 was our own USC Karpaty – U14B team.

Congratulations to Champion teams, players, coaches, parents and supporters and their home organizations.
On behalf of the USC Karpaty, we would like to extend a big “Thank you” to all participants, their families and supporters as well as to all volunteers involved in organizing and running the tournament.  Thank you for sponsoring our efforts and responding to our invitation participate in the festival/tournament.  You helped us to make this festival/tournament a reality.  Your participation and hard work put in organizing your team's presence at this event, allowed for the 2014 Ukrainian Independence Day Soccer Festival/Tournament to become a success.  You arrived in numbers, brought your parents and supporters with you, and represent each of your clubs in a wonderful manner.  The manner that fully complied with the principles of the Respect in Soccer approach that is de facto a standard code of behaviour for the whole Soccer Community including coaches, managers, referees, players and parents.  We are one big Soccer Community after all.  

We would also like to extent a special “Thank You” to the following sponsors for their generous donations:
·         Ukrainian Credit Union Limited
·         Umbro
.         USCAK Canada
Please mark your calendar for the next year’s edition of the 2015 Ukrainian Independence Day Soccer Festival/Tournament to be held Saturday, 22-August-2015 at the Centennial Park.

Photos can be viewed here

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