League1 Ontario is the province of Ontario’s pro-am, standards-based, senior league. Founded in 2014, the league launched with a ten-team men’s division, which has now grown to 22 teams in the Men’s Premier Division and a separate 20 team Women’s Premier division. When we include our Women's and Men's Reserve Divisions, League1 Ontario boasts a total of 118 teams for the 2022 season.
League1 Ontario serves as a stepping stone between the high-performance youth level and elite amateur and professional levels of the game in Canada's largest province. Our primary focus is to showcase and develop Canada’s future soccer stars, as well as providing an important platform for up-and-coming coaches and match officials to showcase themselves.
League1 Ontario is owned and managed by Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) and is sanctioned by FIFA through the domestic bodies of Canada Soccer and Ontario Soccer. We are also proud partners of the new League1 Canada alliance.
“Waterloo United is very excited to join League1 Ontario Women’s and Men’s. We look forward to providing local players with an opportunity to participate and compete at the highest level in the province. We believe that being a part of this league will help grow and develop the game within the Club but also across the Southwest district.” – Paul Burns, Executive Director.
For the full L1O Men’s press release, please click here.
For the full L1O Women’s press release, please click here.
For questions about the programs, please contact High Performance Manager, Keyshia Martin.