CSA Wraps up Futsal Camp in BC


The CSA’s first national ID camp in 8 years wrapped up this past weekend. Futsal Canada’s Lorenzo Redwood and Roy Blanche were a part of the camp. Preliminary qualifications for the CONCACAF Championships are expected to take place in mid-2012 in Costa Rica. Here is the CSA’s briefing on the camp.

The CSA hosted their first national futsal camp in over 8 years in Richmond, BC this past weekend. Futsal Canada’s Roy Blanche and Lorenzo Redwood were a part of the camp. Here is the CSA’s report of the event.

Canada wrapped up a three-day national futsal camp in Richmond, BC on Sunday 8 January 2012. The national camp featured 22 players from across the country along with national coach Sipho Sibiya and his staff.

Canada is in its early preparations for the 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Qualifiers, with dates and location for the confederation qualification dates yet to be announced. Canada has hopes of winning a spot at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012, which runs 2-18 November.

“It was good for us to take a look at the players from all across the country,” said coach Sibiya, who made several scouting trips in different regions before calling in 22 players to the national camp in Richmond.

As part of the weekend itinerary, Canada held three training sessions plus an East v West intra-squad exhibition match.

Thailand 2012 will be the seventh edition of the FIFA Futsal World Cup, now held every four years. Canada participated in the first edition back in January 1989. Sunday 8 January was in fact the 23-year anniversary of Canada’s 6:2 win over Japan in that inaugural FIFA Futsal World Cup Netherlands 1989.

Alvaro Yaques, Roy Blanche and Johan Vargas
get ready for practice.


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