Toyota National Championships continues to draw record digital audiences in 2018
Posted on 11 October 2018 in National Championships
Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships continued to deliver huge digital audiences numbers in 2018. This year, Canada Soccer’s website attracted nearly 700,000 page views during the six-day coverage from 3-8 October. Throughout the competition, Sunday 7 October saw the largest traffic on CanadaSoccer.com with more than 120,000 page views as the Jubilee Trophy Final was played and Teck Finals Day matchups were determined.
For the third year in a row, matches were broadcast on every day of the Toyota National Championships. This year, a record 96 matches were broadcast featuring two fields from each of the three venues, including all championship finals over the Thanksgiving weekend. The streams drew more than 40,000 unique viewers across the three competitions.
As a truly coast-to-coast competition, visits to CanadaSoccer.com/Nationals were geographically dispersed evenly across the country with Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Edmonton, and Ottawa representing significant traffic to the site.
Two provinces win medals at 2018 Toyota National Championships
The Toyota National Championships wrapped up 13 months of competition in which more than 12,000 players, coaches and administrators from 640 teams set their sights on a national title. From the 66 teams that reached the final week in October, six champions were crowned in three cities on Teck Finals Day over Thanksgiving weekend: the senior champions in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; the U-17 Cup champions in Surrey, British Columbia; and the U-15 Cup champions in Laval, Quebec.
Challenge Trophy (Men’s Senior): Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes (BC)
Jubilee Trophy (Women’s Senior): Scarborough GS United (ON)
U-17 Cup: Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC (Boys) and Coastal FC (Girls)
U-15 Cup: Woodbridge Strikers (Boys) and Mountain United (Girls)
Looking ahead, qualifying competitions are already underway for the 2019 Toyota National Championships, with next year’s finals to be played in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador (Challenge Trophy and Jubilee Trophy), Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (U-17 Cup), and Edmonton, Alberta (U-15 Cup).
Toyota National Championships
Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships serves as our nation’s premier amateur competition and provide a meaningful soccer experience for host cities and participating teams, as well as the players, coaches, support staff, officials, and volunteers. These competitions are complimented by both the Futsal Canadian Championship and the Canadian Championship featuring Canada’s professional clubs.