THUNDER BAY – Sports – Anthony Valente of the Thunder Bay Chill Jr. Reserve Male squad has been selected to the U14 Boys Ontario Provincial team. “Anthony has great passion for the game, he’s a very strong player on the ball and his ability to score goals will be a great asset to the Provincial squad”, states Head Coach Saverio Lento.
Anthony has been selected to represent the U14 boys Squad who will travel to France for a 10 day tour in March and compete with some of the best Academies from Europe. He will then have the opportunity to compete in the National All-Stars in July and represent team Ontario.
In the meantime, Valente trains at home with the Chill Jr. Reserve team who are preparing for the Club provincials at the end of the month. Valente becomes the 6th player from the Chill Youth program who has been invited to represent Ontario during its Club history.
Playing for the Provincial team has facilitated additional rewards as well.
If history repeats itself, every player exposed to the Provincial program has gone on to prestigious universities and colleges on soccer scholarships. As well the males have all been signed and played at some time with the PDL first team.