2003 Soccer Demographics Report Released

The Canadian Soccer Association today released their 2003 Soccer Demographics Report which again showed an increase in overall soccer registration in Canada, surpassing the 800,000 mark. The total number of Canadians playing soccer is 825,031 which translates into a 4.5% increase or 35,742 additional players from 2002.
Female registration has increased by 12% or 35,718 players. This is the largest growth recorded since 1999, when female stats were first documented. The large increase in female registration is in part due to the success of the FIFA U-19 Women’s Championship which took place in August/September 2002. The Canadian Women’s U-19 Team earned the silver medal.

The Canadian Soccer Association today released their 2003 Soccer Demographics Report which again showed an increase in overall soccer registration in Canada, surpassing the 800,000 mark. The total number of Canadians playing soccer is 825,031 which translates into a 4.5% increase or 35,742 additional players from 2002.
Female registration has increased by 12% or 35,718 players. This is the largest growth recorded since 1999, when female stats were first documented. The large increase in female registration is in part due to the success of the FIFA U-19 Women’s Championship which took place in August/September 2002. The Canadian Women’s U-19 Team earned the silver medal.
The Ontario Soccer Association remains the province in Canada with the most registered players (362,723) but it was the Yukon Soccer Association which saw the greatest increase in players at an impressive 17%.
For more detailed information, please check out the 2003 Demographics report on the CSA web-site at www.canadasoccer.com/eng/docs or email Valerie Kowal at vkowal@soccercan.ca.

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