The Danone Nations Cup selects its Eastern Canada and Western Canada Teams

The two teams will now face each other at the DNC national final in Montreal on June 27

BOUCHERVILLE, QC, June 1, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Twenty-two of Canada's most talented young soccer players aged between 10 and 12 have been selected to represent the Eastern Canada Team and Western Canada Team at the 15th Danone Nations Cup national final in Montreal on June 27.

Chosen from among 200 of the most promising young soccer hopefuls from across the country who attended provincial camps in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver, the selected players showcased an array of impressive skills to persuade the Danone Nations Cup coaches they have what it takes to represent the Eastern Canada Team and Western Canada Team at the national final.

"During the Danone Nations Cup selection process, I never cease to be amazed by the high standard of soccer shown by the young players. The DNC is a very special competition, both for the players taking part, and for the Canadian public who are given a unique opportunity to see Canada's soccer stars of tomorrow in action. I now look forward to a fantastic national final on June 27th!" said Dean Howie, Head Coach of Team Canada for the Danone Nations Cup since 2001.

The players selected to represent the Eastern Canada Team and Western Canada Team at the Danone Nations Cup national final are:


Western Canada

  • Carter Fuerst, Calgary, AB
  • Dale Reas-Do, Calgary, AB
  • Kamdem Mainssi, Calgary, AB
  • Rian Santos, Edmonton, AB
  • Brandon Torresan, North Vancouver, BC
  • Eric White, Coquitlam, BC
  • Harjoven Sidhu, BC
  • Mikayla Tupper, Langley, BC
  • Nick Watchorn, Vancouver, BC
  • Niko Sigur, Burnaby, BC
  • Ryan Edwards, Port Moody, BC

Eastern Canada

  • Haroun Iratri, Montreal, QC
  • Éli Fonta-Belfort, Montreal, QC
  • Hugo Spinola, Montreal, QC
  • Tomas Giraldo Ortiz, Montreal, QC
  • Jules-Anthony Vilsain, Laval, QC
  • Naomy Flores-Cassista, St-Hubert, QC
  • Luka Vujicic, Ottawa, ON
  • Keera Melenhorst, Ottawa, ON
  • Benjamin Kaplan, Richmond Hill, ON
  • Julian Tersigni, Woodbridge, ON
  • Stefano Capano, Mississauga, ON


Beginning at regional training camps held across Canada each September, then at provincial camps held in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia – where the Western Canada and Eastern Canada teams are formed, the Danone Nations Cup gives approximately 5,000 young Canadian soccer players the chance to live out their soccer playing dreams each year.

The Eastern Canada and Western Canada teams will now play against each other at the Danone Nations Cup 2015 Canadian national final to be held at Montreal's Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on June 27th. The winning team will become Team Canada and gain a once in lifetime opportunity to represent their country in Morocco, host country of the 2015 Danone Nations Cup international final.

About the Danone Nations Cup
Since 1999, Danone has organized the Danone Nations Cup. Since its first edition, the international competition has brought smiles to the faces of thousands of Canadian children. To this day, over 60,000 young Canadian soccer enthusiasts have tried their luck at participating in the major international soccer tournament and in living a unique life experience. In order to make the event accessible to all 10- to 12-year-olds, Danone covers all costs associated with the tournament.

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About Danone in Canada
Danone Inc. in Canada is a member of the Danone Group, a world agrifood leader. As a manufacturer and distributor of quality products that combine good taste and healthy ingredients, Danone is currently the largest Canadian producer of yogurt. Danone's mission is to bring improved health through food to as many people as possible. Beyond its commercial interest, the company is convinced that eating one yogurt a day can lead to improved health for everyone - keeping in mind that Danone remains true to its scientific approach and firmly believes in the benefits of its yogurts as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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