Canada believes in Olympic qualification

Belief: that’s the inspiration from which the Canadian women’s senior team aim to become the first Canadian team to qualify for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.



The players know that they have the talent and the skill to qualify through Mexico in early April at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament. To help them in their pursuit, the Canadian Soccer Association is hoping to send letters, photographs and videos of support as the players challenge for one of two confederation spots available. The messages should build on the Canadian “we believe” theme.

Belief: that’s the inspiration from which the Canadian women’s senior team aim to become the first Canadian team to qualify for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.



The players know that they have the talent and the skill to qualify through Mexico in early April at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament. To help them in their pursuit, the Canadian Soccer Association is hoping to send letters, photographs and videos of support as the players challenge for one of two confederation spots available. The messages should build on the Canadian “we believe” theme.



In Mexico, Canada will build a great wall of support letters and photographs in its team room at the hotel, all acting as inspiration for the players competing in this year’s qualification tournament. The team will also create a special video that the players will be able to watch before the competition begins.



Canadian fans and clubs (from all walks of sport and life) are encouraged to send their support to the team via mail (Women’s national team, 580-375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5C6), fax (778.330.1396) or email believe@soccercan.ca). Clubs are especially encouraged to mail signed team photos or short video messages.



All mailed items must arrive in Vancouver by 25 March (before the team departs for Mexico) while email messages may continue to arrive through early April.



The top-two teams in the six-team CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament will qualify for the Beijing Olympics. The CONCACAF tournament runs 2-13 April at the Estadio OlĂ­mpico Benito Juarez in Ciudad Juarez. The match dates and group opponents have yet to be announced.



Canada’s senior women’s team, whose title sponsor is Winners, is currently training full time in Vancouver, BC. In 2007, the Canadian women’s program reached an all-time high in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings – ninth best in the world. The team is the second-highest ranked CONCACAF team behind the United States. Canada is looking to qualify for the Olympic Women’s Football Tournament for the first time in association history.

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