York Region Shooters are a Canadian soccer team, originally founded in 1982 and play in the Canadian Soccer League. The Shooters currently play their home games at the St. Joan of Arc Turf Field in the community of Maple, Ontario, around 12 miles north-west of downtown Toronto. The team’s colours are blue and white, mirroring those of the Italian national football team and reflecting the cultural heritage of the club. The club has competed under various different names as Glen Shields Sun Devils, Vaughan Sun Devils, Vaughan Shooters, Italia Shooters, and presently under York Region Shooters.
Originally formed in 1982 under the name of Glen Shields S.C., where they competed in various amateur leagues in the communities of York Region. In 1998, they turned professional and became a charter member of the Canadian Professional Soccer League. In 2003, the club merged with their rivals York Region Shooters and became the Vaughan Sun Devils. The merger produced a string of success as the club became a powerhouse within the league. Notable achievements were going undefeated in an entire season, establishing a CSL record for most regular season titles, and winning the CSL Championship twice in 2006, and 2014
Now in 2017, they have done it again, winning the CSL Championship through penalty kicks. York Region Shooters have been a successful team day in and day out.