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‘Nepean Hotspurs Soccer Club
to Host DANONE Nations Cup Showcase


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Nepean Hotspurs have been selected by TFC to host the DANONE Cup Showcase. File photo.

By Nepean Hotspurs Soccer Club

The Nepean Hotspurs Soccer Club (NHSC) is pleased to announce that the Hotspurs have been selected by Toronto FC and DANONE to host the DANONE Cup Showcase on Saturday, October 1st, 2011. The purpose of the showcase is to select players who could potentially represent Canada at the DANONE Nations Cup Soccer Tournament which will be held in Japan in 2012. Participation in the showcase is free.

An initiative of Groupe DANONE, the DANONE Nations Cup is an international football competition organized every year since 2000. Supported by Zinedine Zidane, it gathers 10 to 12-year-old teams from 40 different countries and all continents. This competition is made of 40 national tournaments and a world final agreed by FIFA. Each year 40 teams are qualified to represent their country at the world final of the event. Beyond the sports events, the competition is also a way to promote the values of Groupe DANONE: Humanism, Open-mindedness, Proximity, and Enthusiasm.

The 2012 edition of the Danone Nations Cup will be open to boys and girls born between the 1st of January, 2000 and the 31st of December, 2001 (U-11 and U-12 in 2012). The Ottawa and area Danone Nations Cup showcase will be held at Charmaine Hooper Park (Colonnade Road North) on Saturday, October 1st. The showcase will have two sessions.

Session 1 (10 am to 11.30 am) will focus on drill-related exercises, and Session 2 (2 pm to 3:30 pm) will focus on small-sided games.

Head Coaches and technical staff from local area soccer clubs, as well as coaches from Toronto FC, will be on hand to assess players’ ability and to select the best candidates for the next level of the selection process which will be held in the spring of 2012.


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The showcase will be jam-packed with games, fun, and surprises. You’ll get to meet a lot of new friends, enjoy delicious Danone yogurt, and even get some free stuff. And it’s all FREE!

So Sign-up now to become a member of an international soccer family of over 3 million players who will be participating in this year’s Danone Nations Cup. We’ll send you an email as soon as the official camp dates are released.

To register, choose the province in which you want to attend a camp and indicate your date of birth and your email address at: http://www.coupedanonecup.com/form-inscription.aspx?l=en

You may also contact the Hotspurs club office at info@hotspurs.on.ca for more information.

In order to ensure the best possible environment for our members, the Nepean Hotspurs strictly complies with the OSA policies regarding volunteer screening and coaching certification. For further information, please email Club Head Coach Boris Bajagic at chchotspurs@rogers.com or the Hotspurs office at info@hotspurs.on.ca, or at 613-723-5762.


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