Canada Soccer announces Community Clubs for phase one of the Soccer in Schools Program

Schools from Saskatchewan, Ontario and British Columbia will host The Soccer in Schools program in the Fall.

Canada Soccer announces community clubs for phase one of the Soccer in Schools program heading into schools across Saskatchewan, Ontario and British Columbia in Fall 2024. Community clubs will be working alongside Canada Soccer to engage and support their selected schools with nationally developed educator training, age-appropriate video-based curriculum and a student activity booklet. For their participation, schools will receive a legacy banner, equipment package and a Soccer in Schools digital app to utilize the video-based curriculum for years to come. ​ 

We are thrilled to see the enthusiastic participation of community clubs across British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan in the first phase of our Soccer in Schools program. ​ 

“We are thrilled to see the enthusiastic participation of community clubs across British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan in the first phase of our Soccer in Schools program. This initiative is designed to bring the joy and benefits of organized soccer directly into schools in partnership with local soccer clubs, providing students with valuable physical, mental, and social skills.” ​

- Sara McConaghy, Director, Community and Fund Development.

Community clubs participating in the 2024 Soccer in Schools Grant: 

British Columbia
Abbotsford Soccer Association
Albion Football Club
Burnaby Football Club
Juan De Fuca Soccer Club
Kelowna City FC
Mission Soccer Club
New Westminster Soccer Club
North Shore Girls Soccer Club
Oceanside Football Club
Prospect Lake Soccer Club
Quesnel Youth Soccer Association
Shuswap Youth Soccer Association
Surrey Football Club
Tzeachten FC
West Vancouver Football Club

Ancaster Legacy FC
Armour Heights Soccer Club
Aurora FC – Aurora Youth Soccer Club
Brams United Girls Soccer Club
Burlington Soccer Club
Byron Optimist Soccer Club
Cambridge United
East Gwillimbury Soccer Club
Erin Mills Soccer Club
FC Durham Academy
Fergus Elora District Soccer Club
Jr Gaels Soccer Club
Kingston United Soccer Club
London TFC Academy
Newmarket Soccer Club
Niagara Falls Soccer Club
North Mississauga Soccer Club
North Toronto Soccer Club
North York Academy
NorWest Optimist Soccer Club
Oak Ridges Soccer Club
Oshawa Kicks Soccer Club
Ottawa City Soccer Club
Ottawa South United (OSU)
Pickering Football Club
Saltfleet Stoney Creek Soccer Club
Scarborough Town FC
Spartacus Soccer
St. Catharines Club Roma Soccer
Superior Rush FC
Tecumseh Soccer Club a/o Tecumseh United FC (TUFC)
The Windsor Soccer Club
Thunder Bay Chill Soccer Club
Tillsonburg FC/Tillsonburg Titans
Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club
Toronto High Park FC
Unionville-Milliken Soccer Club
Waterloo Minor Soccer Club
West Ottawa Soccer Club
Whitecaps London

FC Regina
Lakewood Soccer Association Inc.
Qu’Appelle Valley Soccer Association
Queen City United Soccer Club
Saskatchewan Soccer Association
Saskatoon United Soccer Club – SUSC
Saskatoon Youth Soccer Inc.
Valley Soccer Association
Weyburn Soccer Association

The launch of the Soccer in Schools program is important because it addresses critical needs and opportunities within the school environment, driving meaningful education to those delivering soccer in schools. ​ 

“Soccer in Schools provides teachers with resources developed by our national-level coaches, including a video-based curriculum, training, and necessary equipment. ​ The community clubs aim to create lasting connections between schools and players, fostering a vibrant soccer culture that will inspire the next generation of players and fans.” ​

- Sara McConaghy

Physically, soccer provides an excellent cardiovascular workout, improving endurance, strength, and coordination. Mentally, soccer helps develop essential life skills such as teamwork, communication, and leadership, as students learn to work together towards a common goal. Socially, playing soccer helps build friendships and a sense of community, providing a supportive environment where students can thrive. 

Canada Soccer looks to expand the Soccer in Schools to other Provinces in the coming years. ​ For more information on Soccer in Schools, please visit

About Soccer in Schools 

By focusing on specific goals, Soccer in Schools aims to fill gaps, and enhance the quality of soccer education for all students. It mobilizes resources, fosters collaboration among schools and their community clubs, and creates a platform for transitioning students to local soccer programming. Ultimately, Soccer in Schools embodies a proactive approach to making a positive difference, reinforcing Canada Soccer’s commitment to growing the game of soccer across Canada. 

Sara McConaghy

Director Community & Fund Development | Directrice de la Communauté et du développement des fonds, Canada Soccer

Philomène Sully-Bitsi

Communications Coordinator | Coordinatrice des communications, Canada Soccer

Get updates in your mailbox

By clicking "Subscribe" I confirm I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy.

About Canada Soccer Pressroom

Canada Soccer, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. Canada Soccer not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on Canada Soccer, visit the official website at