skip navigation

League1 Ontario

Achievements

2018

  • Women's League Champions
  • Sara Petrucci, GK of the Year
  • Ramin Mohammadi, Women's Coach of the Year

2015

  • Women's League Champions
  • Nora Abolins, GK of the Year
  • Tony LaFerrara, Women's Coach of the Year

What is League1 Ontario?

League1 Ontario (L1O) is a Pro-Am league designed to bridge the gap for those elite players with aspirations to continue playing the game at a professional level and now will also serve as the stepping stone to the Canadian Premier League (CPL).  Many of our past players have gone on to sign professional contracts all over the world. Visit League1 Ontario’s website for stats, standings, and more!

Opportunities

Canadian Premier League
  • Scouts from our professional league in Canada, CPL, use L1O as a direct source to find Canadian talent. Over 30% of CPL players are L1O graduates. 
Toronto FC
  • Scouts from our professional franchise in Ontario, Toronto FC, use the L1O as a way to monitor and eventually select players with professional potential.
University/College Scholarship US/Canada
  • It is well known that coaches in the US love Canadian players. League1 is a guarantee to these coaches that players selected will be ready to face the training expectations that University/College level soccer demands

The League1 Ontario License

Not every club in Ontario is a L1O club. L1O is a standard based league and clubs have to meet specific specifications (Technical, Financial, Facilities, and Operations) in order to be granted a L1O license.  Pickering Football Club is proud to be one of the ten original founding Men's teams in League1 Ontario (L1O), which was established in 2014. As well has one of eight original founding Women’s teams, which was established in 2015.