2019 Croatian Youth Soccer Tournament Windsor
by Maja Testani
Now in its 42nd year, the annual Croatian Youth Soccer Tournament was held in Windsor, Ontario, Canada the weekend of June 29-30, 2019.
Organized by the Croatian National Soccer Federation of Canada and United States, the event was hosted this year by CNSC Windsor Croatia.
On Saturday June 29th, around 80 boys and girls’ youth teams from across Ontario (Windsor, Hamilton, Mississauga, Norval) and the United States (Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee,) took to the field in a number of different divisions from U-8 to U-16.
Around 4,000 people were in attendance on the opening day of the tournament which was set to finish on Sunday June 30th.
As well as the soccer on the field, there was plenty of things going on at Croatia park, including ćevapi and other foods for sale and vendors selling Croatian souvenirs and apparel.
A banquet was also held for the youth on Saturday evening at Croatia Park with a live performance of the local Croatian band Toniks.