Oakville Blue Devils FC

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Oakville Blue Devils
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Full nameOakville Blue Devils Football Club
Founded2015; 5 years ago (2015)
StadiumSheridan Trafalgar Stadium
OwnerPhil Iafrati[1]
PresidentSteven Caldwell[2]
Head coachDuncan Wilde
LeagueLeague1 Ontario
2019League1 Ontario, 1st
Playoffs: Semi-finals
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The Oakville Blue Devils Football Club is an amateur soccer club based in Oakville, Ontario. The senior men's and women's teams currently compete in League1 Ontario.[3][4]

History[edit]

The original Oakville Blue Devils was a member team of the Oakville Soccer Club. The team was built, coached and developed by Phil Iafrati.[1] The club was relocated in 2007 and became the Brampton United, bringing to an end the period of the Oakville Blue Devils history.[1]

The team returned in 2015 to play League1 Ontario[1] The Toronto Lynx men's senior team was incorporated into the Oakville team[5] and in late 2017, the teams merged completely under Oakville's umbrella.[6] In their inaugural L1O season, they were crowned league champions and qualified for the Inter-Provincial Cup against the champion of the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec to determine the Canadian Division III champion, where they defeated CS Mont-Royal Outremont to win the title.[7]

In 2018 the team played in the Canadian Championship for the first time where they lost in the first qualifying round against 2017 PLSQ champion AS Blainville.[8][9][10][11]

Front office and technical Staff[edit]

As of July 18, 2018[12]
Name Position
England Duncan Wilde League1 head coach
England Billy Steele U21 head coach and senior assistant coach
Canada Glenn McNamara Goalkeeper coach
Scotland Steven Caldwell President
England Brett Mosen Technical staff
Canada Phil Iafrati Chairman
Canada Kim Ashton Operations manager

Seasons[edit]

Men

Season League Teams Record Rank Playoffs League Cup Canadian Championship Ref
2015 League1 Ontario 12 17–2–3 1st N/A Group stage [13]
2016 16 8–4–10 6th, Western (10th) did not qualify First round [14]
2017 16 18–2–2 1st, Western (1st) Champions First round [15]
2018 17 10–5–1 3rd Group stage Semifinals First qualifying round [16]
2019 16 12–2–1 1st Semifinals N/A Did not qualify [17]

Women

Season League Teams Record Rank Playoffs League Cup Ref
2018 League1 Ontario 13 7–1–4 5th Did not qualify Round of 16 [18]
2019 14 11–0–2 1st Finalists [19]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About". Oakville Blue Devils. Oakville Blue Devils. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Steven Caldwell Joins Oakville Blue Devils FC To Help Guide Club into the Future". Oakville Blue Devils FC. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "Oakville Blue Devils's official website". Oakville Blue Devils. Oakville Blue Devils. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "Oakville Blue Devils's page in". League1 Ontario. League1 Ontario. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Crawford, Colin. "Toronto's Soccer History: 1987 - Present". Toronto FC. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Toronto Lynx Soccer Club". Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Jon Kuiperij (November 17, 2015). "Goal by defensive sub lifts Oakville Blue Devils to victory in Inter-Provincial Cup". Oakville Beaver.
  8. ^ "Oakville Blue Devils qualifies for Canadian Championship – Canada Soccer". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "AS Blainville qualifies for Canadian Championship – Canada Soccer". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  10. ^ "About the Canadian Championship". Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  11. ^ Garbutt, Herb (October 22, 2017). "Oakville Blue Devils reclaim League1 title with dramatic penalty-kick victory". InsideHalton.com. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  12. ^ "About Us". Oakville Blue Devils. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  13. ^ "2015 Men's Standings". League1 Ontario. Archived from the original on January 17, 2016.
  14. ^ "2016 Men's Standings". League1 Ontario.
  15. ^ "2017 Men's Standings". League1 Ontario.
  16. ^ "2018 Men's Standings". League1 Ontario.
  17. ^ "2019 Men's Standings". League1 Ontario.
  18. ^ "2018 Women's Standings". League1 Ontario.
  19. ^ "2019 Women's Standings". League1 Ontario.

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