Who We Are
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.
Position Opportunities – Technical Coaches
The PCSA is presently seeking applications for the position Technical Team Coach. All individuals interested in being a technical coach with PCSA in 2019, whether new or experienced, are required to apply. The deadline to apply is December 20, 2018. Please go to the Position Opportunities page for details.
Annual General Meeting – 2018
The Peterborough City Soccer Association held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday December 1, 2018 in the Marvin Buchan Soccer Centre at Eastgate Memorial Park.
The following members were elected to the Board for 2019 – Mike Everson (President), Dale Bolton (Treasurer), Sonja Patel (Registration), Jen Crawford (Development Teams), Scott Cockburn (Youth Teams), Vic Waselenko (Senior Teams), Todd Barr (Fundraising/Promotions), Shari Hazeldine (Equipment) and Leah Scott (Special Events). They will be joined by Fevri Pazari (Secretary) who was elected last year for a two-year term. Congratulations to all new and returning board members. Please go to the Annual General Meeting page for a full report.
Subsequent to the AGM, the PCSA Board appointed James Onusko to the position of Vice-president.
Volunteer of the Year – Geoff Heale
The PCSA Board announces the late Geoff Heale as the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award for 2018. Geoff held many positions on the Board over the years as well as making a tremendous contribution to the club in numerous other ways, putting in countless hours, always available and willing to help, instrumental in running the facility and the canteen. Geoff died in April, 2018. He will be sorely missed. The announcement was made during the Annual General Meeting on Saturday (December 1).
Director of Coaching – Announcement
The PCSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce Scott Cockburn as the new Director of Coaching. A long time Peterborough resident, Scott brings years of playing, coaching, refereeing, administrative and business experience to the position. He is an enthusiastic adherent and supporter of Long Term Player Development. He is committed to seeing our young athletes continue to grow, develop and thrive in the game of soccer in Peterborough. We are excited about the many ideas that he plans to implement in the coming months.
The Board also wants to offer tremendous thanks to outgoing Director of Coaching Vic Waselenko. Vic has given countless hours to the club and to this particular position over the past two years. He remains active in the club as coach of the U10 Boys team.
2019 Senior Team Coaches Appointed
On the recommendation of the Director of Coaching, PCSA is pleased to announce the appointment of head coaches for the five senior teams going into 2019. Go to the Coaches page for a full list of 2019 team head coaches.
Fall Training underway as of October 20
Fall training for next year’s U13 to U18 teams runs on Saturdays and Sundays from October 20 to December 16 (9 weeks) at the Spiplex indoor soccer facility. Go to the Fall Training page to see the schedule.
U12 and younger teams do not train in the fall, although many players will be training with the Academy or participating in some other soccer activity. U9 – U12 teams will begin training in January. Details for the U6/U7 and U8 development programs will be announced later.
PCSA Soccer Academy is Up and Running
A fresh new year for the Peterborough City Soccer Academy started on Monday, October 1. This is a 6-month program for players who are passionate about soccer and want to reach their full potential. The Academy runs from October until early April. Eligible players for the 2018-2019 Academy year are the 2019 U11 to U18 age groups, that is players born between 2001 and 2008.
Gergin Naoumov is returning as Academy Head Coach as the program enters its sixth year. Coach Gergin has extensive high level playing and coaching experience and holds an Ontario Soccer Provincial C coaching licence as well as a U.S. Soccer Federation C licence.
PCSA Branded Apparel
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, easily surpassing their previous highest-ever ranking of 7th.
Update (October 2018): Canada has qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 which will take place in France from 7 June to 7 July 2019.
Canada (#5) were defeated by the USA (#1) in the Concacaf Women’s Championship Final on October 17, however both teams, along with third place finisher Jamaica, will advance to the World Cup Finals in France. Canada is currently ranked 5th in the world behind USA, Germany, England and France.
Next up for Canadian Women –
- FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 (France), 7 June – 7 July 2019
October 1 – April 4, PCSA Soccer Academy
October 20 – December 16, Fall training for U13 – U18 divisions
Mondays, Oct 15 – Dec 17, ECOSA District Development Program
Mondays, Nov 5 – Dec 17, Strength and Conditioning with Rianna
Tuesday, December 11 – PCSA Board Meeting at Spiplex – 6 p.m.