Greater Trail Soccer: BMO seeks team of the week

Local Soccer clubs should sit up and take notice that BMO Team of the Week contest is up and running again.

Local Soccer clubs should sit up and take notice that BMO Team of the Week contest is up and running again.

BMO Financial Group kicked off the third year of its highly successful nationwide youth soccer program last week and are encouraging local residents to nominate a team.

Thanks to some star power, this year will be the biggest year yet with Canadian National Women’s Team stars Diana Matheson, Erin McLeod and Rhian Wilkinson acting as BMO Team of the Week Ambassadors.

For the past two years, BMO Team of the Week has gained momentum with thousands of kids and parents in communities across Canada taking grassroots soccer to new heights.

The contest, open to youth soccer players aged seven to 12, recognizes 15 weekly winners who demonstrate team pride, spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. For the next 14 weeks, Canadian soccer coaches, parents and community members can nominate their favourite youth soccer team at BMOsoccer.com.

Plus, individuals who submit a nomination get the chance to earn 200 Bonus AIR MILES reward miles.

Team of the Week winners will be announced weekly, and will receive a celebration at their local BMO branch, $500, Team of the Week tracksuits and a $500 donation to a local charity.

Each of the winning teams will become finalists for the grand prize and vie for the title of BMO Team of the Week 2013 Champion, a title that is decided by the Canadian public through online daily voting at BMOsoccer.com from August 5-19.

The grand  prize winner receives $125,000 to put towards a local field refurbishment project.

In addition to a Champion’s weekend which includes either a trip to see a Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Montreal Impact or Canadian National Team home match, and a $5,000 donation to a chosen charity.