|Description: A black and white photograph of three young boys on a soccer field. Two boys are visible in the foreground appear to be trying to get the soccer ball, which the boy in the very front has control of, while the boy pictured behind them is looking on. The boys are all dressed in soccer uniforms. A goalie and goal posts are visible in the background. |
Photograph most likely taken at a game held at one of the local Mississauga soccer clubs. In the mid to late 80s there were a number of soccer clubs that included the Erin Mills Soccer Club, the Mississauga Soccer Club, Streetsville-Meadowvale Soccer Club, Clarkson-Sheridan Soccer Club, Dixie Soccer Club and Malton Soccer Club.
The first known soccer to be played in Canada took place in Toronto in fall of 1876. By 1912 The Dominion of Canada Football Association (Canadian Soccer Association) was formed and two years later received membership into the FIFA organization; Fédération internationale de football association. Since WWII the interest of soccer has increased for many emigrants who have come to settle in Canada and it remains a very popular participant sport today.