The team introduces itself

The Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Academy is one of three Canada Soccer National Development Centres (NDC), along with Ontario and Quebec, bringing together the best young talent in the country into a high performance training environment. Over the years, the program has helped develop some of the top players in Canada, who have played a big part in the country’s success on the international stage. Among the recognizable names are Julia Grosso (Juventus), Jordyn Huitema (OL Reign), and Jayde Riviere (Manchester United). All three players helped Canada win gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with Grosso hitting the famous winning kick in the gold medal game shootout. 

The Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Academy are the reigning champions of League1 BC, the top semi-professional league in British Columbia, Canada. This year, the league features eight total teams, with the winner qualifying for the national inter-provincial championship.

Whitecaps FC also participated in the 2019 Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup™ tournament. The ‘Caps defeated FC Blue Stars Zürich in Group A, before falling to VfL Wolfsburg. In the semifinals they were defeated by BSC YB Frauen, and in the third place match they took bronze with a win over Italian side Inter Milan.

The Girls Elite program has also experienced international glory, winning the 2013 Gothia Cup in Sweden, defeating Hovås-Billdal IF/Billdals BK in the final. 

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