FIFA sport video - A Chat with Canada's Women's National Soccer Team

Transcript

Transcript of the interview with the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team.

[Symbol of the Government of Canada – FIFA 2015 Canada’s Women’s National Soccer Team]

[Text on screen: What has the Government of Canada’s support for Canadian soccer athletes and events like the FIFA Women’s World Cup meant to you?]

[Close up of Women’s National Team photo rolling to close up of Karina Leblanc, sitting in front of a Year of Sport backdrop]

Karina Leblanc, Maple Ridge BC: “It's been huge, you know. This is my 17th year and the Government has allowed us to grow and be the best versions of ourselves as people and as athletes.”

[Image of members of the women’s national team with young fan]

Karina Leblanc: “You know, each dollar counts.”

[Close up of Christine Sinclair with Year of Sport backdrop]

Christine Sinclair, Burnaby, BC: “I think the support of the Government has allowed, for instance, this tournament to happen. I know I wouldn’t be where I am in my career, without their support and funding.”

[Image of fans cheering on at the Team Roster Announcement in Vancouver and back to close up of Christine Sinclair]

Christine Sinclair: “I think they've really shown that they support sports.”

[Close up of Josée Bélanger with Year of Sport backdrop]

Josée Bélanger, Coaticook, QC [original caption in French, translation in English]: “It allows us to live our dream and do it full time.”

[Image of fans at the team roster announcement.]

Josée Bélanger:  “The game requires a lot of preparation so being able to count on this funding support provides us with the opportunity to focus all our energy on sport and not worry about the financial aspect.

[Text on screen: What does it mean to you to compete at home in the largest women’s sport competition ever held?]

[Image of Melissa Tancredi with Year of Sport backdrop]

Melissa Tancredi, Ancaster, ON: “It's a dream come true, honestly. I think, this is something that will only happen once in my lifetime and once in my career and I'm going to take full advantage of it. I think, you know, the fact that I get to see my family and friends, a home World Cup and a sea of red in front of us is just incredible.”

[Image of members of the women’s national team at the team announcement – Melissa Tancredi holding young female player’s hand and giving high fives to other youths in the crowd.]

[Back to close up of Christine Sinclair with Year of Sport backdrop]

Christine Sinclair, Burnaby, BC: “It's going to be incredible. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity. Just can't wait for it to start. To be able to play in the biggest tournament of your life in front of your friends and family is pretty special.”

[Images of young fans simulating a soccer drill]

Karina Leblanc: “I mean, Canadians inspire us every single day. Like, that's what we do. We do it for this.”

[Close up of Karina Leblanc with Year of Sport backdrop]

Karina Leblanc: “It's not about what's in the back, it's about that flag right over our heart and this World Cup being in our home country is so special to us and we hope just to inspire a nation.”

[Text on screen: What would you say to young Canadians, especially young girls and women, about the impact of a lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity?]

[Images of musical band playing at the Team Roster Announcement]

Marie-Ève Nault, Trois-Rivière, QC [original caption in French, translation in English]: “Sport helps us learn to set goals so that when we eventually get into the real world of work,”

[Image of Marie-Ève Nault with Year of Sport backdrop]

Marie-Ève Nault: “We can take those lessons learned and to translate them into our work and life.”

[Image of Ashley Lawrence giving high fives to kids lined up to greet her at the team roster announcement]

Close up of Ashley Lawrence with Year of Sport backdrop

Ashley Lawrence, Caledon East, ON: “Up to this point, I've grown so much not only as a player, but as a woman and I've realized within the last few years that it just opens so many opportunities and doors for you.”

[Text on screen: What is your GREATER GOAL? (Theme of FIFA 2015)]

[Back to close up of Christine Sinclair with Year of Sport backdrop]

Christine Sinclair, Burnaby, BC: “Just to change the sport of women's soccer in Canada. I think it's on its way up but I want to see it continue to grow.”

[Image of young children with soccer balls]

[Back to close up of Christine Sinclair with Year of Sport backdrop]

"I want to see the young kids that come up to this tournament, you know, dream of one day being in our shoes and one day representing their own country."

[Image of a few fans, in red and white, taking in the team roster announcement]

[Back to close up of Ashley Lawrence with Year of Sport backdrop]

Ashley Lawrence, Caledon East, ON: “My GREATER GOAL would be to inspire a nation.  We've been working so hard on the field the last few years and I'm just excited to put on a great performance.”

[Text on screen: What does the Year of Sport in Canada mean to you?]

[Back to image of Melissa Tancredi with Year of Sport backdrop]

Melissa Tancredi, Ancaster, ON: “Well hopefully the year in sport means a World Cup Championship. [laughter] That would be nice.”

[Back to image of Marie-Ève Nault with Year of Sport backdrop]

Marie-Ève Nault, Trois-Rivière, QC [original caption in French, translation in English]: “I think it is really important for everyone to have sport in their life, especially youth.”

[Back to images of young fans simulating a soccer drill]

Marie-Ève Nault: “Having the chance to bring the best women soccer players in the world to our backyard and to show Canada how popular soccer and sport is - there couldn't be a better time to bring these two concepts together.”

[Back to crowd, in red and white, cheering the women’s national team - Back to image of Marie-Ève Nault with Year of Sport backdrop]

Marie-Ève Nault: “I think it will inspire people to move, to get up and move, to be active - and if they do it playing soccer, that's even better.”

[Back to image of Karina Leblanc with Year of Sport backdrop looping to kids playing, then looping to John Herdman, coach of the women’s national team, signing autographs and looping back to a close up of Karina]

Karina Leblanc, Maple Ridge BC: “So I think, the Year of Sport is bringing attention to something that could help each individual grow in life and I think it's about growth for each person, I think sport is a great tool and I think the year of sport obviously and passion about sports. I think it's a great year.  I think it's the year of everyone going out and being the best version of themselves and I think sports is a way to do that.”

[Symbol of the Government of Canada]

[Text on screen: The Government of Canada is proud to support the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, Canada soccer and our inspiring athletes. Learn more at Canada.ca/FIFA #YearofSport]

[Canada Soccer symbol.  Text on screen:  www.canadasoccer.com]

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