Canada’s Team in the U-13 Girls category coached by Rob Noel won the Gold Medal in the “1st Youth Futsal World Cup 2018” with a 2 – 0 victory over Spain on Sunday, October 14, at Family Focus Court – Sasktel Soccer Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Harlee Noel and Fresly Fredlund made the winning goals in favour of the splendid Canadian Team. The U-13 Girls Spain Team coached by Lewis Oteruelo never gave up during the game and took home the Silver Medal.
New Zealand Team took the Bronze Medal 15 -1 against Brazil Team in the U-13 Girls division. The New Zealand players who made the goals were Jade Unterschte 6, Kandence Madraga 4, Heidi Li 2, Alexa Christie 2, and angelica Friske 1 and by Brazil the goalkeeper Bailey Ainsworth.
The New Zealand coaches were Sergio and Amber Fuentealba and the Brazil Team was Peter Morris.
The boys Japan Team won the final 3 – 0 against France thus obtained the Gold Medal in the U-15 Boys division with winning goals made by Kristian Kolosnjaji, Simon Funk, and Gitonga Haumphanh. The U-15 Boys Japan Team was lead by Coach Van Houmphanh and France Team was Shaun Eaton.
Jaime Meza, the president of SFL and Coach of SK Olimpia FC, mentioned: “the coaches, players, Clubs or Teams, Saskatoon Futsal League, and Saskatchewan Soccer Association keep promoting Futsal in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan. We should see very impressive growth in the city of Saskatoon during the upcoming years. More people inside the country will talk more about the improvement of Futsal in the Country and will love to join and play this sport. It is a gratification to see how our sport is growing and the Canadian Futsal National Head Coach Kyt Selaidopoulos is promoting our beautiful sport in Canada with Futsal Clinic for players and Coaches, and the Futsal Camps”.
All in all a great success and we thank the ten Teams for their participation (Spain A, Spain B, Spain C, New Zealand, France, Japan, Brazil, Netherland, Canada, and England), referees, and coaches.