From left to right: Richard Gravel, General Manager of the Association régionale de soccer de l'Outaouais (ARSO), Dino Madonis, President of the Fédération de soccer du Québec (FSQ), Joseph De Sylva, Gatineau Municipal Councillor and Benoît St-Georges, President of ARSO.
Ville de Gatineau is ARSO's main partner. It saw and understood the full potential of soccer, a sport for the masses, putting infrastructures and 120 fields at the disposal of the players. It contributed to the multisport centre in the La Fonderie building, with its two synthetic grass surfaces, and to the installation of a synthetic surface in the Mont-Bleu sports complex, and another at the Université du Québec en Outaouais.
Quebec has more than 200,000 soccer players, 300 soccer clubs and associations, 25,000 trainers, 7,000 umpires and 50,000 volunteers.