Team Roster: (updated on April 27 at 7:30pm)

Thank you to all players who participated in the tryouts for our first ever Boys Junior Soccer Team. It was exceptional to see such talented and respectful young men, and it took much thought and deliberation to make the selections. Throughout the tryouts, players have participated in a variety of sessions and assessments designed to test their physical, mental, technical, tactical, and social capabilities. We truly hope that the experience was worthwhile to all who took part!

The hard work and dedication of all players inside the classroom and out on the soccer pitch was excellent. It made it very difficult to select the final roster. Our junior team did so amazing at the St. John Paul II Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Tournament on April 15th that SJPII will be putting forward two teams for the St. Joan of Arc Megan's Walk (Terminal Cancer) Charity Tournament on April 29th and April 30th!

The following 18 players will participate as members of St. John Paul II Team Gold and St. John Paul II Team Blue. This team has been selected based on the fact that all of these players played together over the course of the season. Teams will be announced at JOFA, so all players are to be there for 3:35pm at the latest.

GK: Matthew Z (Grade 5)
DF: Aidan M (Grade 6)
DF: Vice-Captain Jason S (Grade 6)
DF: Matthew N (Grade 5)
MF: Vice-Captain Lukas D (Grade 6)
MF: Rodrigo N (Grade 5)
MF: Luke S (Grade 5)
MF: Oscar K (Grade 5)
MF: Nicolas L (Grade 5)
ST: Captain Mauro L (Grade 6)
GK: Captain Joel Z (Grade 6)
DF: Jervais B (Grade 6)
DF: Kwabena A (Grade 6)

MF: Fahed W (Grade 6)
MF: Oliver K (Grade 6)
ST: Noah N (Grade 5)


All of the above listed players are to please attend a mandatory meeting on Monday April 27th from 3:15pm to 3:30pm in the gymnasium
. At this session, players will be completing final preparations in advance of our tournament. The schedule will be posted below on Tuesday April 28th at 12:00pm. For all of those who have been selected to be part of the historic soccer tradition consisting of many honourable athletes, welcome to our SJPII family!

The rosters have been selected based on a combination of skill, effort, Christian leadership, and attitude. If you have not been selected, please continue to work hard and we really look forward to working with you again soon. All players are invited to attend all practices and meetings to learn team strategies, as well as continue their development both within and outside of the classroom. We strongly encourage this. Congratulations to all players and on behalf of the coaches, best of luck.

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Elementary School 1st Annual Boys Charity Soccer Tournament (April 29th and 30th):

1 = St. Joan of Arc
2 = St. John Pal II Gold
3 = St. John Paul II Blue
4 = St. Christopher
5 = St. Andrew

6 = St. Brigid
 

April 29th Group Stage @ JOFA: **All players must arrive by 3:35pm LATEST!
3:45
 1 v 4
4:10
 2 v 5
4:35
 3 v 6
5:00
 2 v 4
5:25
 1 v 6
5:50
 3 v 5
6:15 4 v 3
6:40
 5 v 1
7:05
 6 v 2

April 29th Playoffs @ JOFA:
7:35
 Semi 1: 1st v 4th
7:55
 Semi 2: 2nd v 3rd

April 30th Playoffs @ JOFA:
3:45
 Consolation Match (Semi Losers)
4:20
 Championship Game (Semi Winners)

All proceeds in support of Megan's Walk. 

Rules:
1. All matches are 6 v 6 including goalkeepers and are played in the full gymnasium. Group games and April 29th playoff games are 20 minute games straight, while April 30th playoff games are 30 minutes straight. Playoff ties to be decided by a 5 person shootout. 
2. The black gym lines are the boundaries. 
3. Throw-ins and corner kicks are in effect. Offsides will not be enforced. 
4. All free kicks are direct. 
5. Standings Tiebreakers:
  A) Least Goals Allowed
6. No opposing team players are allowed on the goalkeeper mat. No drop kicks permitted.
7. Please encourage players to bring money to support our snack bar. 
  A) Pizza = $2 per slice
  B) Popcorn = $2 each
  C) Water/Juice = $1 each
8. There is a seating area for parents on the stage. No inappropriate behaviour will be tolerated. No wandering through the stairwells or on the top floor will be allowed. 
9. The first place team will receive gold medals.

Thanks and see you all this upcoming Wednesday April 29 and Thursday April 30
!

Matthew Aslett

SJPII Soccer Coach

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