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Toronto Lynx Announce Open Try-outs

FOR W-LEAGUE, PDL AND SUPER Y-LEAGUE TEAMS

December 16, 2008 (Toronto, ON) The Toronto Lynx Soccer Club announced their open tryout opportunities for the 2009 season today. Both the Lynx in the PDL and Lady Lynx in the W-League qualified for the playoffs in 2008 and will look to build upon that success to reach even greater heights in 2009.   Head Coaches Duncan Wilde (Lynx) and Danny Stewart (Lady Lynx) will be looking for elite local soccer talent to supplement the returning veteran players in three trial sessions over the December holidays.  The Lynx will hold sessions on December 22 and December 29 at the Rink City Sportsplex in Mississauga while the Lady Lynx will host potential players on December 21 at the AC Milan Sports Centre in Vaughan.  

Interested players should contact Rob Irwin, Director of Operations at 416-251-4625 x 23 or via email at rirwin@lynxsoccer.com.

Toronto Lynx Tryouts:
Monday December 22          Rink City Sportsplex            3 PM – 5 PM
Monday December 29          Rink City Sportsplex            5 PM – 5 PM

Toronto Lady Lynx Tryouts:
Sunday December 22           AC Milan Sports Centre        2 PM – 4 PM

The Toronto Lynx Junior Academy program will hold their open trial sessions over the same time frame as they prepare for their 2009 Academy and Super Y-League seasons.  Academy Director Wilde and his coaching staff will be evaluating players for their 8 junior Lynx squads at the U15, U16, U17 and U20 levels for both boys and girls. Times and dates are as follows:

Junior Lynx Tryouts:
U15, U16 and U17 Boys
Monday December 22          Rink City Sportsplex            1 PM – 3 PM
Monday December 29          Rink City Sportsplex            1 PM – 3 PM
U20 Men (with PDL)
Monday December 22          Rink City Sportsplex            3 PM – 5 PM
Monday December 29          Rink City Sportsplex            3 PM – 5 PM

Junior Lady Lynx Tryouts:
U15, U16, U17 and U20 Girls
Sunday December 21          Brampton Soccer Centre      12 PM – 2 PM
Sunday December 28          Brampton Soccer Centre      12 PM – 2 PM

Further information and tryout application forms are available from the Academy Director Wilde at dwilde@lynxsoccer.com or by calling 905-469-8783.

The Toronto Lynx Juniors will be looking to improve on their best-ever season in 2008.  The U20 Lynx Men reached the Super 20-League North American final only to fall just short, losing 2-1 to Chicago Fire Premier in one of the most exciting games of the year, and the U20 Lady Lynx Women also reached the North American Finals in their first season, reaching the group stage.  Both the U15 and U17 Boys reached the North American Super Y-League Finals in Tampa in November to give the Lynx Juniors four playoff teams in the season.

All Lynx Juniors teams have been registered once again to compete in the Midwest division of the Super Y-League, in addition to competing in a full schedule of tournaments and college showcase events.  The Lynx will enter teams in the Score at the Shore Showcase in Florida, the Jefferson Cup in Richmond Virginia, the Dallas Cup and the AC Milan Continental Cup in Cleveland Ohio amongst other elite North American events.  Full details of all events and participating age groups will be outlined by the Toronto Lynx Juniors staff at the trial sessions.

The club will also maintain its affiliation with the Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League, with the first official Academy visit to Reebok Stadium is scheduled for March Break in 2009.

“We had a fantastic year in 2008.” said Wilde. “We had multiple teams qualify for playoffs, a North American final and over a dozen players selected for the Olympic Development Program camps in Florida.  This just further confirms that our program continues in the right direction.  We are opening our doors over the December holidays for interested players and parents to review our program with a view to future participation with us.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

ROB IRWIN, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
TORONTO LYNX SOCCER CLUB
416-251-4625 x 23 DUNCAN WILDE
TORONTO LYNX JRS/PREMIER SOCCER ACADEMY DIRECTOR
905-469-8783 dwilde@lynxsoccer.com


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