For immediate release
June 14, 2012
Kwantlen to host the 2013 CCAA women's soccer national championships
(Metro Vancouver, BC) - It's official Kwantlen Polytechnic University will be hosting the 2013 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national championships. The announcement was made this morning during the CCAA's annual general meeting in Whistler, BC. Canada's top-eight collegiate women's soccer teams will compete for the 2013 CCAA national title at Newton athletic park in Surrey from November 5-9, 2013.
"We're excited to be selected as the host of the 2013 CCAA women's soccer national championships," said Elise Le Brun, director, athletics and recreation, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. "The strength and history of our women's soccer program, a state-of-the-art facility at Newton athletic park, and a community that lives and breathes soccer makes Kwantlen an ideal host for this prestigious event on the CCAA calendar. Now that it's official, the hard work will begin as we prepare to deliver a first-class event."
As the host team, the Kwantlen Eagles women's soccer team is guaranteed a spot in the tournament as one of the eight qualifying teams. This qualification comes with years of successful campaigns at the provincial and national level. For the past four consecutive years the women's team has qualified for provincial championships, winning a provincial bronze in 2008, provincial titles in 2009 and 2010 and also participating in back-to-back CCAA women's national championships (2009, 2010) while winning the bronze medal in 2009.
Kwantlen has been the host for many major sporting events, but this is a first for the CCAA national championship. The university's hosting committee comprises of sport-event professionals combined with educational leaders who have collectively hosted collegiate, single and multi-sport events. Together they have developed a reputation for hosting successful provincial events such as the 2007 BCCAA provincial soccer championships, co-hosting the 2010 BCCAA provincial soccer championships and co-hosting the 2012 PACWEST (formerly BCCAA) provincial basketball championships.
Newton athletic park is home to some of the largest soccer tournaments in the country. As host of the 2012 BC summer games from July 19-22, Newton athletic park will feature BC's upcoming talent competing in men's and women's soccer and men's field lacrosse.
For further information on the 2013 CCAA women's soccer national championships please contact Elise Le Brun at Elise.LeBrun@kwantlen.ca.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,500 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.
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