Girls U18 CNS Azzurri team participated in the Tier 2 Provincials in Red Deer on Aug 11-13, 2017. The team had a slow start to their outdoor season with 2 back to back losses, but turned things around and played the remainder of their season undefeated, earning them the provincial spot. The girls battled the heat in Red Deer and struggled with many injuries, to successfully bring home a Bronze medal. For half the team it is the end of their Youth Soccer Career, and they are happy to have finished on a good note.
CNS is very proud of Derek Brust who is playing in this year’s Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. Derek is playing forward for Team Alberta. And it has been fun watching Derek on TSN and influence his team’s success – assisting the game winning goal against Manitoba to get them all the way to the gold medal match.
The Canada Games are this country’s largest multi-sport event for young athletes and in 2017 will celebrate their 50th anniversary and acknowledge Canada’s 150th birthday.
Derek will rejoin the CNS Hurricanes following this tournament to compete in Alberta's Bu17 Tier One Provincials competition. Good luck to Derek and the CNS Hurricanes.
Congratulations to the CNS Avalanche on their third consecutive post-season qualification. The team narrowly missed qualifying for Provincials but represented Calgary at Intercities in Edmonton. They were undefeated against the strong competition and came away with the silver medal. Thanks to our great players, team officials and parents for making this another amazing season.
Congratulations to Eldon Kearl, who won the Gift of Flight with Westjet!
HUGE thanks to Steve Oldridge for the incredible donation of his employee privilege to our team. Our raffle raised approximately $9,600 in profit for our team and this would not have been possible without Steve's donation. We will be presenting Steve with a thank you gift in Minnesota, as he will be there with his daughter's team.
Thanks again to all our players and their families for selling tickets and promoting our team so politely at the retail outlets. We had several compliments on the girls' manners and kindness. One elderly lady was taken aback when the girls offered to help carry her groceries. Great work CNS Fiore!
To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, one of our founding communities, Varsity, is sponsoring a Soccer Jersey Amnesty to benefit the charity, SOCCER WITHOUT BOUNDARIES. Gently used, washed soccer jerseys, shinpads and cleats can be dropped off at the VCA office (4303 Varsity Drive NW, Mon-Fri from 9 am-5 pm) before JUNE 23. Donations are distributed to immigrant and low income families in Calgary.
For more information, contact Peri-Lynn Blair, VCA Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support.