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Canada's men's U-16 team to play in St. John's

Posted on 29 August 2007 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-17

Canada's men's U-16 team will gather in St. John's, NL for a ten-day camp under coach Sean Fleming. The camp runs 7-17 September with training and matches at the King George V Park in St. John's. The camp is a joint venture between the Canadian Soccer Association, Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association, and the St. John's Soccer Association.

Along with the daily trainings, the team will play three exhibition games against local senior teams. The three exhibition matches are scheduled for 12 September (7 pm vs. Memorial University), 14 (7pm vs. Challenge Cup finalist) and 16 (6pm vs. Challenge Cup winner).

“The NLSA is extremely please to have the Canadian U-16 national team come to Newfoundland and Labrador for a ten-day camp in St. John's,” says Doug Redmond, president of the NLSA. “It is a great opportunity for our players, coaches and fans see our national team in training. The national U16 team will play three games against our senior teams during their visit and it will give our teams some exceptional competition. The Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association and the St. John's Soccer Association are extremely pleased to partner with the Canadian Soccer Association.”

The Canadian U-16 camp features players born in 1991 or later. These players will be eligible for the next two FIFA U-20 World Cups (2009 and 2011), albeit most would likely challenge for a position on the 2011 team. Players born in 1992 would also be eligible for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2009.

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