Canada Soccer’s Active Start Soccer Fests is a grant-based program designed to provide resources to host a soccer celebration in communities across the country. Community soccer clubs are encouraged to apply to host a festival via the online application process, and pending program space and Provincial/Territorial Soccer Association approval, will receive a program event package, which they can use to showcase their event. In addition, participating clubs will receive an festival hosting package which includes individual participation certificates and a wide array of promotional giveaways from the program’s national sponsors.
“Children under the age of 12 who have opportunities to learn the game through free play and experience the pure joy of soccer will become those who are most likely to play the game throughout their life,” said Canada Soccer Director of Development Jason deVos. “Programs like Active Start Soccer Fests, which provide a nurturing and supportive free play environment are vital as they allow children to develop the love of the game that fuels the passion for soccer.”
As Canada’s largest national grassroots soccer program, community soccer club administrators, coaches and volunteers are encouraged to apply online today to bring a fun-filled event to your community and to help grow the game across the country.
For more information about Canada Soccer’s Active Start Soccer Fests program and to learn how bring a festival to your club and community, visit to the Canada Soccer’s Active Start Soccer Fests website.