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Glen Shields FC 2004 Boys! Finalists

Congratulations to Glen Shields FC 2004 Boys! Finalists in the 2017 Ontario Indoor Cup, held Sunday, February 12th.
Congratulations to Glen Shields FC 2004 Boys! Finalists in the 2017 Ontario Indoor Cup, held Sunday,
February 12th. Well done boys and all coaching staff: Coach Elvis, Coach Dave and Manager Angelo.

 

AGM 2016-17 Elections


The Annual General Meeting for Glen Shields Futbol Club is on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Patricia Kemp, 7894 Dufferin St in the meeting room. Any eligible candidate who wishes to run for a position on the Executive Board of the Glen Shields Futbol Club must declare this in writing. This declaration must be dated and submitted to the Club office and date-stamped by the office staff at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the Annual General Meeting. Please click here for the Executive Nomination Form. This form must be submitted by October 16, 2016. The positions open for election are:

1. Director of Communications
2. Director of Girls Rep
3. VP of Operations
4. Director of Boys Rep
5. Director of Equipment
6. VP of Finance
7. Director of House League
8. Director of Mini

Download Nomination form:
Indoor Schedule

Please check the Constitution which is located under Administration for the descriptions and eligibility for these positions.

 

Canada ready for Road to Papua New Guinea 2016


Good Luck to Taylor, Victoria and Ashley!

http://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-ready-for-road-to-papua-new-guinea-2016-p158898

GFC 2000 Girls Set for a Record-Breaking Outdoor Season!


The girls participated in the Downsview Park Youth Soccer League (DPYSL) GU16 6v6 division over the winter, achieving an outstanding record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 2 ties in the older division. The girls were awarded the League Champion trophies at the end of March:

GFC 2000 Girls Set for a Record-Breaking Outdoor Season!
Back Row: Assistant Coach Adrian N., Manager Lisa B., Jasmine P., Chiara A., Nicole D., Michele D., Nicole P., Julia A., Nicolette D., Victoria P., Alley M. and Coach Paul D.
Front Row: Sofia C., Emily H., Megan B., Stefanie M., Alannah M., Sahar J., Justine S., Meaghan G., Gabrielle F-A.
Missing: Alessia L. (Click on photo to enlarge)

On the heels of the league win, the girls attended the Sahlen's Sports Park Indoor 11v11 tournament that took place on April 12th in Buffalo New York. The girls dominated with 3 back-to-back wins and a shut-out tournament! Their first game was against Webster Dynamo ESA (NYW) which they played to a 1-0 win while adapting to the sheer physicality of American style soccer. Next up was Niagara United Warriors (CDN) – the top L3 team in the South Region Soccer League (SRSL) District to which the girls won 2-0. Finally, they dominated in their 3rd and final game against GPS (USA) with a 3-0 victory.

GFC 2000 Girls Set for a Record-Breaking Outdoor Season!
Back Row: Sofia C., Chiara A., Jasmine P., Julia A., Nicolette D., Stefanie M., Michele D., Emily H., Nicole P., Nicole D., Addie K. and Coach Paul D.
Front Row: Megan B., Meaghan G., Gabrielle F-A., Alannah M., Sahar J., Justine S. and Natasha F.
(Click on photo to enlarge)

2 Glen Shields Futbol Club players snag U.S. athletic scholarships


Two members of Glen Shields Futbol Club – Devon Kerr and Simone Wark (standing) are set to sign letters of intent for scholarships with NCAA Division One schools.

Two members of Glen Shields Futbol Club – Devon Kerr and Simone Wark (standing) are set to sign letters of intent for...

Devon Kerr and Simone Wark were all smiles Wednesday. And with good reason. Players with the 1996 Glen Shields Futbol Club last season, the two 17-year-old performers and Grade 12 Bill Crothers Secondary School students took a giant step forward in their careers on the soccer pitch after signing National Collegiate Athletic Association letters of intent to continue their on-the-field exploits and education through earning athletic scholarships at Division One schools south of the border.

A goalkeeper who also played with the under-17 national team and with various provincial age group teams, including one in 2013 that participated in the Canada Summer Games, Kerr will attend The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Wark, a centre-forward or right wing who played with Kerr for Ontario in the 2013 Canada Summer Games and on various provincial age group squads and for Jamaica at the Under-17 CONCACAF championships last year, will enroll at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.

"It's one step closer to making it in the big time," an elated and relieved Kerr said after dotting the i's and crossing the t's.

"I'm really excited," added Wark.

Introduced to the game when she was four years old and finally deciding to play as a goalkeeper when she was 12 since no one else on her team was willing to do so, Kerr said her decision to attend The Ohio State University wasn't that difficult a choice.

This despite receiving offers from several Division One schools.

"Once I went down there (Ohio State) to visit it was an easy decision," she said. "I felt comfortable after meeting the coaches, the players on the team and in seeing the campus and school atmosphere."

Playing the game for close to 10 years and making her competitive debut when she was eight years old, Wark said one of her objectives all along was to try and procure an athletic scholarship.

"I knew I wanted to go for it (scholarship) at a young age and to try and make something out of doing what you love doing," she said.

Acknowledging that earning a scholarship is a highlight thus far in her budding playing career, Wark hopes to parlay that opportunity in getting invited to other national team camps down the road.

She even noted some players on the University of South Carolina were drafted by teams in the National Women's Soccer League.

"That would be amazing," she said of that prospect. "But right now I just hope to have a successful first year and stay injury free."

Like Wark, Kerr hopes her time performing with The Ohio State University women's soccer team will be a springboard to someday playing with the senior women's national team or even with the national team that will compete at this year's Pan-American Games.

David Benning, Glen Shields head coach and the club's technical director, couldn't be happier for his two players.

"It's definitely a great feeling to see them get scholarships," he said. "As a coach you want to provide them with the opportunity of a lifetime and to show that you've done something to help someone. You want players and people whom you've been dealing with to have such opportunities."

For Benning, who has coached with Glen Shields for close to 15 years in total and also serving as a coach with various national age group teams, having two of his current group of players earning athletic scholarships came on the heels of seeing a club-record 14 of his players do the same thing just one year earlier.

"We do well with kids and produce players who want to continue with their playing careers and in going to school," he said.

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