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Sport Chek Hosts “Team Tour” at OPDL’s First ID Weekend of the Season

By Staff, 05/10/23, 3:45PM EDT


Play. Inspire. Unite.

After a great start to the 2023 Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) this year, it was another weekend of incredible matches in Week 2 which saw the start of the OPDL’s ID Weekends. ID Weekends are an opportunity for teams to participate in localized locations, with the opportunity to be scouted.

The first of five ID Weekends took place in two locations - Hamilton and Vaughan. Ontario Soccer was incredibly grateful to have its Community Partner, Sport Chek, co-host the event in Vaughan at the Ontario Soccer Centre. Despite some unsavoury weather, the event was a resounding success, which featured a live DJ, swag giveaways, a photo booth and a jamvan (see pics below!).

To view the full photo album from the event, visit the Ontario Soccer Facebook channel.

“On behalf of Ontario Soccer, and all the excited participants of the weekend festivities at the Ontario Soccer Centre, I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Sport Chek for putting on an incredible event,” said Bjorn Osieck, Senior Director, Business. “The Sport Chek team was incredibly professional, resourceful, energetic, resilient, adaptable and fun to work with and it was a privilege and a pleasure for us to join forces to celebrate the magic of team sport in such a compelling manner.”

The 2023 OPDL season continues this weekend with another 87 games slated to take place around the province. The OPDL’s second ID Weekend will take place June 10 and 11, with an additional four scheduled to take place throughout the year as listed below.



2023 OPDL ID Weekends

May  6-7, 2023

June 10-11, 2023

July 8-9, 2023

August 12-13, 2023

August 26-27, 2023

September 23-24, 2023

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