CAPE BRETON FC has produced four players for the Team Nova Scotia U13 and U14 Boys and Girls Provincial programs for Season 2024.
Striker Ella Mills leads the way in the U13 Girls carrying on the soccer traditions of her family as her mum Krista - now a highly regarded coach with CBFC - was a member of Cape Breton University’s 2007 Canadian title winning team.
Ella’s team-mate Carly Richardson, who had a superb breakout season in Tier One NSSL last summer, just missed out on an automatic slot and is on the U13 Girls Alternates List.
In the U13 Boys team there is a huge source of pride for Whitney Pier FC who produced two excellent talents in centre-back Matthew Cormier and midfielder Luka Church before they graduated to the CBFC Academy.
They will now be members of Team Nova Scotia this season and Provincial team-mates.
The island’s final selection is dynamic 2011-born midfielder Norah MacDonald who is progressing at such a rate that she has been selected to be AGED UP to play with 2010 born team-mates in the U14 Girls squad.
As well as our four new Provincial players Soccer Cape Breton has three Regional Excellence (REX) players in contention for the 2025 Canada Games squads in the older age groups. Ava MacDonald and Ella Barry are in girls’ contention with Iven Gouthro a member of the boys’ squad.
Added to this we also now have goalkeeper Sadie Delorey, signed from her founder club North Nova, and 2009 born players Sophia Peach and Charley Sawlor in the shake-up for the Girls squad which is testament to the strength in depth created in Head Coach Mitch Hanna's CBFC U17AAA Girls program.
* OUR picture shows Cape Breton FC U13AA Girls striker Ella Mills in action for Team CB in one of last year's Soccer Nova Scotia showcases.