Trent University Hosts Regional High School Soccer Tournament October 8


Tournament gives student athletes the chance to see
Trent’s state-of-the-art new facilities and learn about
post-secondary education opportunities

Thursday, October 7, 2010, Peterborough

Trent University’s men’s varsity soccer team will host an inaugural regional boys high school soccer tournament on Friday, October 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to showcase the state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities at the new Trent Community Sport & Recreation Centre (TCSRC) and promote post-secondary education opportunities at the University.

“This tournament gives Trent the chance to see 80 players at once, talk to possible recruits one-on-one and make a positive impression on student athletes,” said Marco Latin, assistant coach of the men's varsity soccer team at Trent University, who helped organize the tournament. “The idea of choosing a post-secondary school without seeing one first-hand is a hard decision for the youth of today. We felt that if we could use a soccer base on a University setting, the students could see an active school in its daily setting and get an idea of what they may expect if they became a Trent student.”

Invitations to participate in the tournament were sent out to Peterborough/Victoria and Durham Region area schools. Four schools will participate in the inaugural tournament at Trent, including: Crestwood and Holy Cross from Peterborough, Holy Trinity from Courtice and McLaughlin CVI from Oshawa. All games will have a running time of 25 minute halves.

The tournament schedule is as follows:
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.      Crestwood vs. Holy Cross
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.      M.C.V.I. vs. Holy Trinity
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    M.C.V.I. vs. Crestwood
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.   Holy Cross vs. Holy Trinity
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.   Holy Cross vs. M.C.V.I.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.      Holy Trinity vs. Crestwood
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.      CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

The tournament will take place at the Justin Chiu Stadium, a key feature of the new Trent Community Sport & Recreation Centre, which officially opened its doors on October 2, 2010. In addition to the state-of-the-art artificial grass turf stadium, the TCSRC boasts several unique and innovative features, including: North America’s most advanced indoor rowing/paddling tank; Swimex therapy pool; an indoor climbing wall, 12,000 sq. ft. cardio loft and weight room, and a complete makeover of the pool. The only athletics and recreation facility in the growing north end of the City of Peterborough, the TCSRC offers the community a full-spectrum of indoor and outdoor athletics and recreation experiences unparalleled anywhere in the region.

Trent University has 340 varsity athletes and 17 varsity teams that compete within the Canadian Interuniversity Sport organization, Ontario University Athletics and the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association.


For more information, please contact:
Marco Latin, assistant coach, Men's Varsity Soccer, Trent University,