Calgary, AB,

Calgary Police Service to host annual Woodall Cup soccer match against Edmonton Police Service

The Battle of Alberta will be taken to the soccer field this weekend when the Calgary Police Service faces the Edmonton Police Service for the fifth annual Woodall Cup soccer match.

The Woodall Cup honours fallen Edmonton Police Service member, Constable Daniel Woodall, who was tragically shot and killed in the line of duty on June 8, 2015.

This year, the Calgary Police Service is honoured to accept Edmonton’s invitation to host, with a Battle of Alberta to alternate between the cities in the future.

Const. Woodall, originally from the U.K., loved the sport of soccer. Previous Woodall Cups featured the Edmonton Police Service hosting visiting members of the Greater Manchester Police, local youth soccer clubs and in 2017, Calgary Police Service members travelled to Edmonton for the match. This is the second time the Calgary and Edmonton Police Services will battle for the cup.

The Calgary Police Foundation has been selected by both police services, and the Woodall family, as the charity of choice to support. The participating players from each team will make donations in Const. Woodall’s honour. The event is also generously supported by the Calgary United Soccer Association.

“To say that CPS members are honoured to take part in this event is an understatement,” says Calgary Police Service Staff Sergeant Graeme Smiley, who will take part in the game.

The City of Edmonton is commended for the wonderful work done to honour Const. Woodall’s name and memory. In 2016, a park was named in his honour, and in 2017 the Constable Daniel Woodall School opened in the Edmonton community of Windermere.

The match takes place tomorrow, Saturday, June 22 at 3:00 p.m. at the Calgary Soccer Centre, Field #4 (Outdoors).