CORNWALL, Ontario – Despite his young age, 12-year-old Isaac Charbonneau is already finding success in the soccer world.
Charbonneau has been honing his skills for several years in Cornwall’s U12 soccer community and has now been selected to captain Team Canada in the Danone Nations Cup.
The Danone Nations Cup is an international soccer tournament for youth aged 10 to 12. This year, the cup is taking place in Barcelona, Spain in Sept. 2019.
Charbonneau was selected for Team Canada after participating in try-outs in Ottawa with 280 other youths and it was after that competition that he was selected to be captain of the team.
“I’m a pretty proud dad,” said Isaac’s father Jason Charbonneau. “He’ll be doing intense training in Cornwall with the Gibs.”
Isaac plays attacking mid-centre.
“It is so fun,” said Isaac. “I’m pretty proud to be representing Canada.”
Isaac says that he hopes to play in the 2024 Fifa World Cup in Canada.
Isaac has also been asked to visit England.
“The age he’s at hthey start looking at them for future recruitment,” said Jason Charbonneau.