Surf and Ottawa City Soccer Club Partner to Further Expand In Canada
Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce our continued expansion into Canada with our newest partnership with Ottawa City Soccer Club (OCSC), based in Ottawa, Ontario. OCSC joins the Surf brand to create improved experiences and opportunities for their players and community. Starting in 2021, OCSC will remain an independent club but will have full access to the Surf Nation Community, administrative, and marketing tools; every OCSC athlete will wear the Surf Nation patch.
OCSC will be joining Surf Nation with the support of San Diego Surf Soccer Club, which has a proven track record of developing players and seeing them move through the player pathway into the US National Team Program and the professional and collegiate ranks. Led by the most experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate soccer coaches in the province, OCSC will continue to provide high-quality programming and a pathway for elite players to access the Surf Select program. OCSC will also continue to deliver a holistic approach to player development by challenging players to learn the game positively and with encouragement.
“We strive to make Surf Nation stronger in talent every single day,” says Brian Enge, Surf CEO. “As our Surf Nation Program continues to expand, it’s important that we partner with clubs and staff that are run by like-minded coaches and administrators, as they are dedicated to our mission to provide the best of the best experiences and opportunities for their athletes. We are delighted to move into an area that has such a deep talent of players and coaches.”
As Surf Nation expands into Canada, we aim to provide players in Ottawa and surrounding communities access to the Surf Network, the ability to showcase their talent across the US, and the resources for Coaches to develop elite athletes across the province.
“We are excited about the opportunity to create another special development pathway for our competitive soccer players,” says Kim Gamble, Ottawa City Executive Director. “Partnering with Surf gives our players a richer development environment – where they get more opportunities to test themselves against top players from around the globe and learn from a wider spectrum of top-caliber coaches.”
The top players in OCSC will have direct access to Surf Select, a National identification program built through Surf Nation providing select players the opportunity to compete in the best international and domestic events, picking from a player pool from 36 Clubs across North America.
For over 44 years, Surf has been one of the founding organizations in youth soccer. With over $7 Million in charitable donations, 16 national championships, and countless professional, collegiate, and youth national team players, we are forever striving to be the “Best of the Best.” OCSC joins 35 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.