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From official press release, January 28th, 2021, League1 Ontario
St. Catharines Roma Wolves
Toronto, ON (January 28, 2021) - League1 Ontario is pleased to welcome four new clubs to its Men’s Premier Division for the 2021 season and the eighth campaign (the seventh season was cancelled due to COVID-19) of the provincial Division III league – continuing the evolution to expand the player pathway for talented and committed young athletes, providing high-performance training and the top level of competition to post-OPDL and post-secondary school players.
“We are delighted to see further growth in the League1 Ontario Mens Premier Division,” said League1 Ontario Director, Dino Rossi. “The level of interest to join the league was unprecedented. We had a lot of quality applicants to choose from. We are very confident that the clubs we are announcing today will be outstanding additions.”
The League welcomes the following clubs: Guelph United (Guelph), Scrosoppi FC (Milton), St. Catharines Roma Wolves (St. Catharines) and Waterloo United (Waterloo).
“These four new entries significantly increase the league’s presence in the southwestern end of the province. It was a priority to bring League1 Ontario to new communities and we are very pleased to have achieved that objective,” continued Dino Rossi. “We are very excited for talented young footballers in these regions to have the ability to aspire to playing in League1 Ontario within their home communities and we are excited to see some new rivalries emerge.”
Club Roma Soccer Association was formed in 1967 to provide the youth of the Niagara Region a place to play and enjoy the game. Since its founding, the club has enjoyed great success in local, provincial and national competition.
Club Roma Soccer has boys’ and girls’ programs from soccer starters all the way up to their men’s and women’s adult teams. The Club has a long, storied history at the elite senior level, having fielded teams in the NSL, CPSL and CSL. The new St. Catharines Roma Wolves Men’s League1 team will cement the tradition and long history of this club and will serve the elite soccer player in the Niagara Region and beyond.
“We are extremely excited to have elite level soccer back in the Niagara Region. We have a proud history and a bright future.” - Carmine Provenzano, President of the St. Catharines Roma Wolves League1 Team
League1 Ontario (L1O) is a semi-professional men's and women's soccer league in Ontario, Canada, and is sanctioned through FIFA through Canada Soccer Association and Ontario Soccer. Noted as a Division III league in the Canadian Soccer League pathway, the primary focus is the showcase and development of Canada’s future soccer players.
Founded in 2014, the league has grown to include 17 teams in the men's division and 14 teams in the women's division.
League1 Ontario serves as a stepping stone between high-performance youth level and elite amateur and professional levels of the game.
League1 Ontario is owned and managed by Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) and sanctioned by FIFA.
Exciting opportunities await our League1 Roma Wolves players including direct resources to professional leagues in Canada (CPL) and potentially Europe. Scouts from professional teams such as Toronto FC may monitor and select players with professional potential. Scholarship opportunities through colleges and universities may also become available.
Trial information will be posted once confirmed. Please check back here frequently for Trial updates.
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The League1 Ontario season runs from May to October.
Sponsorship packages are currently being prepared and will be offered shortly in collaboration with Club Roma. Additional details to follow.
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