NLSA Molson Challenge Cup

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Aylward about to be named Laurentians New Coach

Blair Aylward
In 2008, the Telegram's sports reporter John Browe wrote the following, "Blair Aylward fought back tears as he made his way off the field following the St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians' 5-3 win over Manitoba's Hellas FC in BMO Challenge Cup soccer play Monday morning at Smallwood field in Mount Pearl.The victory gave St. Lawrence seventh place in the tournament, but it was the realization he had just played his last game with the Blueshirts that was a bit too much for the Laurentians' captain to handle."It's tough," he said. "It's not sad, but I know my body's ready to stop playing."
Aylward choked up when he talked about his family "sacrificing a lot" for him over the years.
"It's always nice to go out with a win, but I'm going to miss the camaraderie… being around the fellas more than being on the field. My body is ready to stop running," he added, managing a smile. "
4 Years Later Aylward About To Return
Sources close to the St. Lawrence Laurentians are reporting that Blair Aylward is about to be named the next head coach of the St. Lawrence Laurentians. Aylward will replace Jim Loder who coached the Laurentians for the past two seasons. Aylward  will be under the gun in St. Lawrence, as is anyone who coaches the town's beloved Laurentians. The Laurentians didn't make the Challenge Cup Provincial finals in the past two seasons and in St. Lawrence, anything but winning is "Unacceptable". Should be interesting !

 CBS Name their Challenge Cup Coach

CBS name a new Coach For Their Challenge Cup Squad CBS Soccer and Strikers FC are pleased to announce that Paulo David will assume the role of Head Coach for their Challenge Cup team for the upcoming 2013 season. Paulo is a native of Lisbon Portugal and started playing soccer at the age of 6 years of age in the Benfica Soccer Academy. He played with various clubs in Portugal until the age of 21 when he immigrated to Canada. Before moving to Newfoundland in 2001 he played and coached in Quebec, Nunavut and Presque Isle Maine. Upon his arrival in Newfoundland he took up residence in Conception Bay South and has been involved in the CBS Soccer Association as a Masters player, a minor coach and a member of the CBS Soccer Association Board of Directors. Paulo has a Provincial B Coaching License and a Community Senior Coaching Certificate. He is looking forward to the challenge of coaching at the Challenge Cup Level. “I know it’s a big commitment to coach at this level and I look forward to bringing my enthusiasm and love of soccer to Strikers FC. My plan is for the players to have fun on the field and play with creativity”. Paulo takes over the reins of the team immediately with weekly indoor training sessions commenced on January 6th. Strikers FC are also entered in the St. John’s Winter League which started early in January with games played weekly at the Techniplex. Other teams involved in the league are St. Lawrence, Gonzaga and the 2013 Canada Games team. Calvin Randell, President of CBS Soccer passes his congratulations to Paulo on behalf of the whole club, “I have known Paulo since his early days volunteering with CBS Soccer, he certainly brings lots of knowledge and enthusiasm, our club would like to wish Paulo and Strikers FC much success this season. CBS Soccer now has teams entered in all senior leagues with the exception of women’s Jubilee Trophy, we are presently holding regular training sessions for our Jubilee Team while looking for a head coach, for details check their website at Holy Cross Names Their New Coach Former Holy Cross player, Mike Kirby will replace Jake Stanford as the teams new boss coach in 2013. Stanford will be coaching the NL ladies Canada Games Team. Kirby, will be coaching the 4 time defending champions.

Mike Kirby to coach Holy Cross
Former Holy Cross player Mike Kirby will coach the 4 time defending champions, Holy Cross  this season. Kiby will replace Jake Stanford who will be coaching the girls NL Canada Games Team.

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