The TPAAA proudly hosts 4 soccer teams for the Toronto Police Service. These teams include 2 Women’s teams and 2 Men’s teams.
Leagues – all 4 teams play in competitive leagues during the summer and the winter seasons.
Tournaments – all 4 teams usually attend the North American Police Soccer Tournament (NAPST). This is a tournament that consists of police teams from Canada and the US. This is an annual tournament that is competitive and a great way to meet officers from other services.
– One men’s team and one women’s team usually attend the World Police and Fire Games (WPGG). This is a biannual tournament that includes services from all over the world. It is the second biggest games in the world only after the summer olympics.
Past Achievements – TPS soccer teams have won the NAPST tournament on several occasions as well as silver medals at the WPFG.
2023 – the soccer teams are planning to play in their respective outdoor leagues as well as indoor leagues. A Men’s and Women’s team will be participating in the WPFG in Winnipeg in July. Teams are also attending the NAPST in Chicago in September
Contact – Marc Joseph is the contact for the soccer teams and can be reached by internal email.
Four of the ladies are from outside services. We had 4 wins and 1 tie going into the Gold Medal match against Mexico. Sadly we lost 1-0 in overtime, but it was a great game and we came so close. We are proud of our Silver medals.
With any luck the Mexico team will be stripped of their GOLD since they are under investigation for having National players that are not police officers on their team.
Here is a list of the TPS members that attended.
• Leigh Simpson
• Victoria Adams
• Stephanie Schuhmann
• Ashley Taylor
• Zita Nunes (I believe her name on the internal email is Maria)
• Silvia Fernandez
• Christine Hardie
• Niquita Amirkhanian
• Nathalie Urbas
• Jaclyn Slaney
• Serina Cormier
• Kirsten Edgerton
OFFICIAL RESULTS – April 17, 2017
The Toronto Inferno, playing in the ‘Kick 4 The Cure’ Women’s Indoor Soccer Tournament (in support of Breast Cancer research) for the first time, won the 11th Annual edition of the tournament with a 3-1 victory over Scarborough’s Still Kickin’ behind the two-goal performance of Nathalie Urbas on Sunday afternoon. Urbas scored the eventual winning goal and added the insurance marker. Calaigh Copland opened the scoring for the Inferno. Tiffany Russell replied for Still Kickin’.
Toronto Inferno 3 (Nathalie Urbas 2, Calaigh Copland), Still Kickin’ (Scarborough) 1 (Tiffany Russell)
Toronto Inferno 4 (Nathalie Urbas 3, Niquita Amirkhanian; Shutout recorded by Victoria Adams)
Integra A (Sarnia) 0
Still Kickin’ (Scarborough) 2 (Jenna Roach 2), Markham Lightning 1 (Kirsten Turner)
TOP TEAM FUNDRAISERS
Still Kickin’ (Scarborough) $1,677.00
Integra A (Sarnia) 1,235.00
Marconi Azzurri (London) 1,220.00
TOP INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISERS
Ann Capra (Still Kickin’) $1,155.00
Ashley Tayor (Sweet Cleats) 605.00
Lisa Karsay (Marconi Azzurri) 585.00
Unofficially, $9,265.00 was raised at this year’s tournament. Through 11 tournaments, more than $184,000 has been donated to the
Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation!
The KICK 4 THE CURE organizing committee thank UMBRO, Wilson Trophy as well as the Scarborough Soccer Association, Robbie International Soccer Tournament and Scarborough Soccer Referees Association for their fantastic continued support. Very importantly, since the first KICK 4 THE CURE Women’s Indoor Soccer Tournament in 2006, all of the referees have generously donated their time to officiate matches, ensuring that thousands of more dollars fund raised have gone to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation as part of the tournament’s annual donations!
Web site: kick4thecure.ca
Glenn Sutherland – Media Relations; Scorekeeping/Timekeeping Crew
KICK 4 THE CURE Women’s Indoor Soccer Tournament (in support of Breast Cancer research)
3 teams of the Toronto Police Service participated in the annual North American Police Soccer Tournament held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 8th to the 11, 2013.
The games were played at the beautifully manicured Heritage Sports Park.
All three teams competed hard with several members playing with various nagging injuries which are synonymous with playing two games daily for three days.
The Toronto Heat (Women’s Rec) made it out of the round robin and played Seattle in the semi-finals unfortunately they lost 1 nil to the eventual Women’s recreational champions.
The Metro Blues (Men’s Rec) who went to the tournament fairly undermanned represented themselves rather valiantly. They also made it to the semi-finals where they lost to their rivals York Heat 3 goals to one. York went on to win the Men’s Rec Division.
The Toronto Blues, the Men’s Open Division reigning champions played some grueling round robin soccer; playing their archrivals Vancouver PD first. Their record was 3 wins a one tie, relinquishing one goal.
The Blues played Los Angeles Sherriff’s Dept. in the Semis and won 1 nil setting up a rematch with Vancouver PD. The match did not disappoint Toronto took a 2 goal lead early but Vancouver tied the game with 5 minutes left in regulation time. There was no more scoring in extra time so the match went to penalty kicks. As if in a movie script, it was quite fitting that the winning penalty was taken by PC Derek Pape who has emerged as an informal leader who was the glue that kept the team motivated all summer. Goalkeeper Dan MacNab was voted the best goal keeper having surrendered a paltry 3 goals in the entire tournament. The Blues are repeat champions and are already talking about defending their crown at next year’s tourney scheduled to be held in Montreal in September.
All three teams should be commended for their demeanor on and off the soccer pitch. I am proud to say that as representatives of the Toronto Police Service, all participants conducted themselves as ambassadors of the Service.
Special mention should be made to convey the heartfelt gratitude to the TPAAA for their continued support.