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2019 Active Start Soccer Festival Hosting Applications Now Open

Posted on 7 February 2019 in Active Start Soccer Fests

Canada Soccer is pleased to announce that hosting applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Active Start Soccer Fests program. As Canada’s largest national grassroots soccer program, community soccer club administrators, coaches and volunteers are encouraged to apply online today to host a fun-filled event to your community. With the festival schedule expected to fill-up quickly, prospective hosts are encouraged to submit their applications early to secure their desired festival date.

APPLY: 2019 Canada Soccer Active Start Soccer Fests Online Registration

Canada Soccer’s Active Start Soccer Fests have supported community soccer activity for more than 20 seasons and reached over 3.5 million Canadians through the delivery of financial grants, promotional and technical resources to clubs from coast to coast to coast. Since it’s inception, the program has distributed over one million dollars directly to community clubs across the country.

“Children under the age of 12 who have opportunities to learn the game through free play and experience the pure joy of soccer will become those who are most likely to play the game throughout their life,” said Canada Soccer Director of Development Jason deVos. “The Active Start Soccer Fests program, which creates a positive environment for children to enjoy the game, are crucial to developing a lifelong love of the sport.”

In addition to the financial and technical support provided to all festival hosts, the program’s corporate partners enhance the festival events through the provision of giveaways, facilitation of appearances by Canadian National Team athletes in select markets, and the implementation of unique technical programming at select festivals. Canada Soccer in collaboration with its corporate partners will be announcing further developments to the program later in the year. Be sure to visit for regular updates.

For more information on Canada Soccer’s Active Start Soccer Fests program and to learn how you can grow the game in your community visit Also, be sure to check out the Canada Soccer Pathway page for comprehensive grassroots resources, including detailed toolkits across all ages of development.

About Canada Soccer's Active Start Soccer Fests
Canada Soccer’s Active Start Soccer Fests is a grant-based program designed to provide resources to host a soccer celebration in communities across the country. Community soccer clubs are encouraged to apply to host a festival via the online application process, and pending program space and Provincial/Territorial Soccer Association approval, will receive a program event package, which they can use to showcase their event. In addition, participating clubs will receive a festival hosting package which includes individual participation certificates and a wide array of promotional giveaways from the program’s national sponsors. For more information about Canada Soccer’s Active Start Soccer Fests program and to learn how bring a festival to your club and community, visit to the Canada Soccer’s Active Start Soccer Fests website.


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