Canada Soccer Association

Canada's U-18s Off to Scotland

Posted on 31 March 2006 in Men's U-18 Team

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Technical Director and Men's U-18 National Team head coach, Richard Bate, has released his 18-man roster for the team's upcoming two-game series against Scotland's Schoolboys.

The Canadian team will arrive in Scotland on April 3rd and play the Scottish Schoolboys team on April 11th and 13th in Banffshire before returning home on the next day.

In April 2005, the Scottish Schools Association travelled to Toronto to play a two-match series against Stephen Hart's Canada's U-16 National Team. The two teams drew the first match 2-2 but Canada dominated the second match 3-0 on a spectacular spring day at the Soccer Centre in Vaughan, ON.

The Canadian Soccer Association officially joined the Schoolboys Association Football International Board (SAFIB) in 2002 and together with New Zealand, are the only two non-European nations involved. In addition to the two non-European members, the current SAFIB board is made up of the Schoolboys Associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as well as the FA's of Germany, France, Holland, Israel, Finland, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland.

“We are reciprocating the fixtures with Scotland that were played in Toronto in early 2005,” said Head Coach Richard Bate.

“This tour will give me the first opportunity to coach and assess the Canadian National player under international circumstances, and provide our players and staff the first opportunity familiarize themselves with each other.

“Above all though, it will also allow me to introduce our playing system and game style that we wish to introduce to Canada's National Youth teams and the National Training Centres. It will be both an interesting and informative international challenge on all fronts.”

Matches
April 11 - CANADA vs. Scotland – Kynoch Park, Keith, Scotland – 19:00
April 13 - CANADA vs. Scotland – Princess Royal Stadium, Banff, Scotland – 19:00

Roster

#Pos.NameClubDOB HometownProv.
1GKGILL, JaswinderNTC Praries (ALB)5-Jan-89EdmontonAB
2GKKALONOWSKI, TimNTC Atlantic (PEI)31-Jan-89CharlottetownPEI
3RFBLASSONDE, FabriceNTC Quebec18-Feb-89Mont-saint-grégoireQC
4RFBVOLKENANT, BraydenNTC BC3-Mar-89SurreyBC
5RFBSIDRA, EddieNTC-Praries20-Feb-89EdmontonAB
6LFBMACDONALD, ScottNTC BC31-Jul-89SurreyBC
7CBHABER, MarcusNTC BC11-Jan-89VancouverBC
8CBSMITH, LiamNTC BC1-Jan-89SurreyBC
9CMDFPEREIRA, MichaelNTC Ontario (FC Porto)9-Mar-89LondonON
10LWGROBERTS, DaneNTC Ontario26-Jan-89AjaxON
11CMDFGIEZEN, RobertNTC BC10-Mar-89North VancouverBC
12CMDFSMITH, DavidNTC Atlantic (NB)23-Mar-89HalifaxNS
13CMDFBONIFACIO, BrandonNTC BC29-Jun-89VancouverBC
14RFBOWUSU-ANSAH, KennedyNTC Ontario20-Jul-89TorontoON
15RWGROSA, SeanNTC Quebec7-Jun-89MontrealQC
16CMDFGAUDET, DerekNTC Atlantic (NS)14-May-89BaysideNS
17STKRUTLEDGE, ToddNTC Ontario30-Jun-89LondonON
18CMDFGYORIO, MozeshNTC Atlantic (PEI)1-Aug-89StratfordPEI

Staff
Richard Bate - Head Coach
Dave Benning - Assistant Coach/Equipment Manager
Doug Redmond - Head of Delegation
Simon Smith - Goalkeeper Coach
Colin Moore - Athletic Therapist
Mike Campbell - Team Doctor
Benjamin Adam - Videographer/IT Specialist
Daniel Michelucci - Assitant National Teams Administrator

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