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.
Geoff Heale Memorial Game
In a pre-game tribute, PCSA U21 captain Gordon McLaughlin presented a floral bouquet to family members Aaron and Kristene Glinz, Jo Stewart and Andrew Heale prior to the start of the Geoff Heale Memorial Game played at Eastgate Park on Sunday, 20 May.
Members of Geoff’s family with Gordon McLaughlin
More photos at: Peterborough Examiner Sports Story
The club provides goalkeeper training every Tuesday at Eastgate 1 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. This is for all U11 to U18 boys and girls that want to improve their goalkeeping skills. There is no need to register in advance, just drop in.
PCSA Senior Women’s and Men’s Teams
For the first time since 2014, Peterborough City will field a Senior Women’s Team in the Ontario Women’s Soccer League (OWSL). The playing season runs from the middle of May until late August. Women over the age of 21 (i.e. born in 1996 or earlier) who are interested in playing are asked to contact coach John Whiston by email ASAP for further information.
The Senior Men’s Team will play in the Ontario Soccer League (OSL) Regional Central East division again this year. The season runs from the May 25 until the end of August. Men over the age of 21 (i.e. born in 1996 or earlier) who are interested in playing are asked to contact coach Adam Dyer by email for more information.
Younger players (born in 1997or later) are eligible to play on the Peterborough City U21 teams.
Becoming a Referee
If you are 12 years of age or older on 31 March 2018, you might want to consider becoming a referee. It could be the right call. The Peterborough Youth Soccer Club is hosting several certification courses for new referees in April, May and June. You can find out how to get involved by visiting our Referees page.
PCSA Summer Camp at Eastgate
The Peterborough City Soccer Camp is a joint venture of the City of Peterborough Recreation Division and the Peterborough City Soccer Club. It offers four weeks of fun and skills training with certified coaches at Eastgate Park between July 2 and July 27. The camp caters to all skill levels, from novice to rep players, from 5 to 16 years of age. In addition to half-day micro-camps and full day development camps, there are specialized programs exclusively for “girls only”, for rep players and for goalkeepers. For details check out the PCSA Summer Camps page.
Fleming College – Location for PCSA-NIKE Elite Camp
New to Peterborough this year is the PCSA-NIKE Elite Soccer Training Camp for players aged 10 to 17 who are already playing a high level of competitive soccer. It takes place during the week of July 9 – 13 on the turf fields at Fleming College. The program will include technical training, tactical training, speed and agility training, yoga for soccer athletes and a nutrition learning session. For details go to NIKE Elite Soccer Training Camp or read the article in the Peterborough Examiner.
PCSA Awarded Gold Standard – Again
The Peterborough City Soccer Association is thrilled to announce that Ontario Soccer has renewed the club’s Gold Club Excellence status for a further two years through to the end of the 2019 season. This follows an in-depth review by Ontario Socccer of the club’s commitment and performance in the key areas of technical, governance, personnel and community.
The Ontario Soccer Club Excellence Program identifies clubs that have adopted best practices in these four key areas. Technical standards are aligned with OS’s Long Term Player Development curriculum and recognize a club’s commitment to ‘live’ the award. The program uses a three-tiered approach (Bronze, Silver and Gold). The Gold Standard is awarded to clubs that meet the highest standard in all four key areas.
PCSA is one of only 32 Gold Standard Awardees in Ontario. The Club is immensely proud of its team of dedicated coaches, managers, administrators and volunteers who collectively have merited this prestigious recognition for the club.
PCSA Director of Coaching Vic Waselenko (left) accepts the Gold Club Excellence Award from OS President Ron Smale (right) during the Ontario Soccer Summit at Seneca College on March 2, 2018. Also pictured, keynote speaker Dr. Stephen Norris (centre).
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 (April 2018): Canada remains in 4th place in world rankings behind USA, England and Germany. They started 2018 with five strong outings against Sweden (3-1 loss), Russia (1-0 win), Korea Republic (3-0 win), Japan (2-0 win) and France (1-0 loss). They continue to prepare for the FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament in October with a series of “friendly” games under new head coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller.
Next up for Canadian Women and Girls –
- FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018 (Uruguay) qualifiers (ppd)
- June 10, Canada (#4) vs. Germany (#3), in Hamilton, Ontario
- FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 (France) qualifiers (October)
Week of May 21 – Outdoor season starts for most teams
Sun, May 27 – Sr. Women v. North York – Eastgate at 5:00 p.m.
June 2-3, Girls Tournament/Festival Weekend
June 16-17, Boys Tournament/Festival Weekend