Canada Soccer announces squad for Para Soccer training camp in Oakville

Para Soccer

Canada Soccer will hold a one-day training camp and open tryouts for the Para Soccer National Team in Oakville this Sunday 2 October. The one-day camp brings together 11 eastern-based players from the Para Soccer National Team Program while also opening the door to potential new players for the program.
Canada’s Para Soccer National Team competes in several global competitions over a four-year cycle, including the International Federation of CP Football’s biennial World Championships. The sport features seven-a-side football for players with cerebral palsy or recovering from stroke or brain injuries.
Of the 11 players attending the Para Soccer training session, seven of them competed earlier this year at the IFCPF Men’s World Cup Salou 2022: Samuel Charron, Yuri Costa, Dante Del Cul, Nicholas Heffernan, Isaiah Smeaton-Katzenberg, Ryan Watson and Damien Wojtiw. The other four players are Sam Denton, Elias Gerosavas, Benjamin Mowat and Daniel White.
Players interested in learning more about the Canada Soccer’s Para Soccer National Team Program should contact Head Coach Drew Ferguson at

Charron, Samuel | 24 | Ottawa, ON, CAN
Costa, Yuri | 28 | Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Del Cul, Dante | 20 | Kitchener, ON, CAN
Denton, Sam | 24 | Southwold, ON, CAN
Gerosavas, Elias | 24 | Toronto, ON, CAN
Heffernan, Nicholas | 24 | London, ON, CAN
Mowat, Benjamin | 21 | Moncton, NB, CAN
Smeaton-Katzenberg, Isaiah | 15 | Toronto, ON, CAN
Watson, Ryan | 23 | Montréal, QC, CAN
White, Danny | 19 | Kitchener, ON, CAN
Wojtiw, Damien | 40 | Toronto, ON, CAN

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