The Peterborough City Soccer Association provides player development and playing opportunities at the representative level for youth and adult soccer players in the greater Peterborough area. If you want to find out what’s happening at our club, then keep reading or click on one of the links on the left. You can find more stories on the News page.
Tryouts/Orientation starting September 16
Selection of players for next year’s Development (U9-U12) and Competitive (U13 – U18) rep teams for players born between 2000 and 2009 will take place from September 16 to September 23 at Eastgate Park. If you are interested in playing on a PCSA team in the summer of 2018 you must attend these tryout/orientation days. There is no charge to attend. New players are most welcome. Pre-regristration is not required. Please go to the PCSA Tryouts / Orientation page to see the schedule. Please review the schedule carefully as the structure is different from last year.
Orientation and registration for the U6 – U8 development programs for children born in 2010, 2011 and 2012 will take place in the spring of 2018.
Children born in 2013 or later are not eligible to join the PCSA for the 2018 season.
PCSA orientation at Eastgate
2017 Hogan Award Winner Announced
Congratulations to Jordan Foss-Mills (U14 Girls), recipient of the PCSA 2017 Hogan Award. This award is made annually to one or more Peterborough City youth players best representing skill in soccer, commitment to the game, team and club and team leadership. Jordan was presented with the award in a field-side ceremony attended by club officials, her coaches and her family.In recognition of her achievement, Jordan also received a pair of tickets to a Toronto FC game at BMO Field in October.The award honours the memory of PCSA U12 player Mark Hogan and his mother Joanne who were killed in an automobile accident in 1999.
Hogan Award Winner Jordan Foss-Mills with coaches Craig Muir and James Onusko
Academy Open Sessions (Sept. 23 – 28)
As the PCSA Soccer Academy kicks off its 5th year, all returning and prospective new players born between 2008 (U10) and 2003 (U15) are invited to attend a series of open sessions starting September 23 at Eastgate. There is no cost or obligation to participate in these open sessions, so if you are interested in learning more about the high level training offered by the Academy program this will be an excellent opportunity.
The Academy Coaches will also be present at Eastgate 1 on Saturday, Sep. 23 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. during Orientation for the U10-U12 age groups to speak with interested parents and players.
These open sessions will be an opportunity to meet, interact, and play with current players. Our Academy technical team, led by the Head Coach Gergin Naoumov, will be there to lead the training sessions and answer any questions you may have. This will also give new players a chance to sample the Academy experience before fully committing to the program.Please go to the Academy Training Schedule page to see the full schedule.
While there is no cost, you are asked to pre-register in PowerUp so that we have an idea of how many players will be in attendance. Select “2017/18 Academy Programs » 2018 Academy Orientation” on the PowerUp registration page.
Mark Forster Scholarship Awards
Recipients of the Mark Forster Scholarship for 2017 were announced recently. Congratulations to Tijhan Patel* (U18 Boys) and Lucy Driscoll (U18 Girls). Tijhan is heading to the University of Guelph to study Biomedical Engineering and Lucy is heading to Brock University to study Sport Management. Mark’s parents, Fred and Margaret Forster, were on hand to make the presentations at the awards ceremony held at Eastgate on August 26. We wish them and all PCSA high school graduates the best of luck in the coming year.
*Tijhan also received the Carolyn Jones Memorial Scholarship Award from the CSL.
Scholarship recipients Tijhan Patel and Lucy Driscoll with Margaret and Fred Forster
U14 Boys Win Durham League Cup
PCSA U14 Boys defeated West Rouge Storm by a 5 – 0 score in Scarborough on Saturday (26 August) to capture the Durham League Cup. Previous wins against Pickering Gold (8-1) and Whitby (4-0) got them to the final.
The U14 Boys are currently only one point out of first place in the Durham League. They have a chance to take over first place in the three games remaining, including two at Eastgate.
PCSA U14 Boys Win Durham League Cup
U17 Girls clinch 1st place in CSL
Following two wins at home this week (14-16 August), the PCSA U17 Girls are guaranteed to finish in first place in the Central Soccer League. They have a perfect record of 13 wins and no losses with two games remaining. They are aiming to complete the League-Cup double, beginning with a cup quarter-final game against Unionville away on Monday.
Update: Stouffville 2 – 7 Peterborough. Next up: Richmond Hill.
Congratulations on a fantastic season!
PCSA Branded Apparel is Ready!
The Peterborough City Soccer Club has partnered with Soccer Plus Peterborough to offer club branded apparel to our members and fans. Soccer Plus has two store locations, at 139 George St N (opposite the Holiday Inn) and in the boutique at the Spiplex (indoor season only).
PCSA players and their families receive a 10% discount on all goods purchased at Soccer Plus. Just mention Peterborough City Soccer at the checkout to receive the discount.
Go to our Club Apparel page to view a selection of clothing items. Additional items can be viewed at the store.
Following their bronze-medal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Canadian Women’s national soccer team climbed to 4th place in the FIFA world rankings, behind USA, Germany and France, easily surpassing their previous highest-ever ranking of 7th.
Update (August 2017): One year on – and Canada maintains its hold on 4th place in world rankings thanks to a good run of 6-2-1 over nine games. Next up is a pair of home and away “friendly” matches in November against the world perennial top team, USA.
16 – 23 September – Tryouts and Orientation for the 2018 season.
23 – 28 September – Academy Open Sessions for U10 – U15 players.