Both Canada Soccer and Canadian Powerlifting Union were added as new members for 2020.
Canada Soccer has been welcomed by the Canadian Paralympic Committee as one of 27 sport organisations following the CPC’s Special Meeting of the Members on Wednesday 16 September. Both Canada Soccer and Canadian Powerlifting Union were added as new members for 2020.
“Canada Soccer has a strong commitment to athletes of all abilities and welcomes the opportunity to become a member of the Canadian Paralympic Committee,” said Steven Reed, Canada Soccer President. “We look forward to continuing to build on an exciting Para Soccer National Team program while strengthening our ties to the Canadian sport community through our membership to the Canadian Paralympic Committee.”
Canada Soccer’s Para Soccer National Team ranked 12th in the world last year at the IFCPF World Cup in Spain. Led by Head Coach Drew Ferguson, the program has a strong blend of established stars and emerging young talents in the program. Just last year, the Para Soccer National Team played their milestone 100th international match.
“We have a strong foundation with some established stars as well as some exciting new players coming through the system,” said Drew Ferguson, Canada Soccer’s Para Soccer National Team Head Coach. “We are very positive looking forward as we continue to build around players like Sam Charron, who was last year’s Best Player at the IFCPF World Cup, and Damien Wojtiw, the Golden Glove winner at the 2018 Copa América.”
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.
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