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Ryan Lindsay Chasing the Dream in Portgual

By Gord Macdonald, 12/13/17, 11:00AM EST


The West Ottawa Soccer Club is proud to announce that Ryan Lindsay a member of our U16 Boys OPDL team during the Summer of 2017 has been training in Portugal for the past four months with Associação Desportiva de Oeiras.

Ryan's dreams became a reality when former WOSC coach Jeff Addai and his brother Godwin of Ottawa Pro Sports Management connected him with interested clubs in Portugal. Ryan has spent time with each of the following clubs; AD Oeiras, Estoril, Sintrense, Belenenses and Sacavanense. He said, "I got some interest from a few of the clubs and currently am at AD Oeiras. It's a small lower division club with a very good academy. My team competes in a league called the "U17 National Championship" which is the top league in the country. The league is split into 4 divisions. The division that my team is in contains clubs such as Benfica, Belenenses, Vitoria Setubal and Estoril which are all pretty big clubs."

Ryan trains everyday but Tuesday. He wakes up, goes to the library to do his online schooling, heads to the gym and then a team training session. Ryan is a talented and driven individual who has always carried himself in a very professional manner.

All the best Ryan! We couldn't be more proud of you