RE: 2017 UMBRO Canada International Futsal Challenge
Canada, Uruguay and Dominican Republic will all be present on December 9th-10th at the Toronto PanAm Sport Centre and the Vaughan Sportsplex respectively, in an event that will promote Futsal and give fans a chance to see top-level Futsal clubs live.
Toronto, ON: Futsal Club Toronto (FCT) is one of the fastest-growing futsal clubs in North America and has been selected as the number one club for training and development by many families across the GTA. FCT recognizes that futsal is a stand-alone sport and an exciting game for players at all levels, but futsal is also an essential component of soccer development.
With the support of futsal teams across North America, FCT is happy to announce the 2017 Umbro International Futsal Challenge, a two-day friendly round robin that will see in-season professional sides compete with each other for the first time in Toronto.
“A tournament like this is a great way to bring out the best talent we have here, and give them a chance to up their game against top-level teams with very talented players.” Says Peel Halton Soccer Association, President – William Hay. “When teams like these bring their talent to Canada, it only helps raise awareness of a great sport, and really helps the development of Canadian Futsal and the OPFL.”
“International friendlies are a huge way to get people interested in the sport.” Says Roy Blanche, Founder of FCT and current head coach of the Dominican Republic National Futsal and Beach soccer teams. “The fact that we are getting such amazing support from Latin American countries is amazing; it means we are doing something right. Our vision has always been to grow futsal as much as possible and get people to see it as its own sport with its own strategies, techniques, playing style and culture.”
The International tour has been accepted by the following teams:
Futsal Club Toronto (hosts)
Dolores Futsal Club (Uruguay 1st division futsal team)
Inter RD (Dominican Republic)
Ontario Premier Futsal League ALL-STARS (Canada)
The event venues have been confirmed at the following locations:
December 9th – Toronto Panam Sports Centre: 875 Morningside Ave, Toronto
FCT vs Dolores Futsal Club 8:30pm
Inter RD vs OPFL All-Stars 9:45pm
December 10th – Vaughn Sportsplex II: 8301 Keele St, Vaughan
OPFL All-Stars vs Dolores Futsal 11:30am
FCT vs Inter RD 1:00pm
Please RSVP by Dec 8th, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any further questions we are at your disposal.