2023 CIBC Soccer Fests
Canada Soccer is pleased to announce that hosting applications are now being accepted for the 2023 CIBC Soccer Fests program which will mark the 27th season of the country’s largest and longest running grassroots soccer program. Following the highly successful 2022 season, which marked the easing of Covid-related restrictions when and where safe to do so, Canada Soccer continues to prioritize the safety of all festival participants. Clubs looking to host a CIBC Soccer Festival in 2023 can now apply online at https://canadasoccer.com/assf-festival-application-form/.
New for 2023, the festival program welcomes CIBC as the new title sponsor, with the program becoming a core part of the bank’s commitment to grow the game of soccer across the country.
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 in 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: 2023 CIBC Soccer Fests Online Registration
CIBC Soccer Fests have supported community soccer activity for more than two decades and reached over four million Canadians through the delivery of financial grants and promotional and technical resources to clubs from coast to coast to coast. Since its’ inception, the program has distributed over one million dollars directly to community clubs across the country.
“The CIBC Soccer Fests program provides a welcoming, fun, and developmentally appropriate environment for young players to experience the game of soccer,” said Jason deVos Canada Soccer’s Director of Development. “Kids who have free play opportunities to experience the joy of the game are those most likely to develop a lifelong love of the sport.”
In addition to the financial and programming support provided to all festival hosts, the program’s corporate partners enhance the festival events through the provision of giveaways, facilitation of appearances by Canada Soccer 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 canadasoccer.com for regular updates.
For more information on CIBC Soccer Fests program and to learn how you can grow the game in your community visit https://www.canadasoccer.com/events/active-start-soccer-fests/fest-info/. Also, be sure to check out the Canada Soccer Pathway page for comprehensive grassroots resources, including detailed toolkits across all ages of development.
About CIBC Soccer Fests
CIBC 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 Member 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 CIBC Soccer Fests program and to learn how bring a festival to your club and community, visit the CIBC Soccer Fests website.
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