Richardson stadium to host 2019 U18 Football Canada Cup

Tournament will bring 480 players from across Canada

Richardson Stadium.
Journal File Photo
The recently revitalized Richardson Stadium will play host to next year’s U18 Football Canada Cup (FCC), Queen’s Athletics announced this past Friday. 
The annual event—which featured eight of Canada’s provinces and territories in this year’s championship—will take place from July 8 to 14 next summer.
When Canada’s strongest young football players descend on Kingston, it will be the 
first time in seven years that Ontario will be the host of the competition. While all eyes will be on the under-18s over the week, Kingston will also be hosting the U16 Eastern Challenge, which brings out four teams from Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan.
Overall, the tournament will have 480 players and 84 provincial coaches participating. To manage the masses of atletes and coaches, Queen’s has offered up accommodations and dining.
With the tournament having grown significantly in the past two decades, the FCC has served as Canada’s premier opportunity for young football players to showcase their talents on the national stage. Since establishing their longstanding presence in youth football, the FCC has aimed created a platform for aspiring athletes to showcase their talents nationally.  
The news was given in a press release on the Queen’s Athletics webstie on July 27.
“We are extremely excited to be hosting such an elite event at the newly revitalized Richardson Stadium. It is a great opportunity to showcase Queen’s University Athletics facilities on a national stage,” said Jeff Downie, Director of Business Development and Operations of Queen’s Athletics.

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