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 Opportunity – Technical Coach
The PCSA is presently seeking applications for the position of Technical Coach. If you are interested in becoming part of the PCSA technical coaching team, please go to the Position Opportunities page for details about this opportunity.
Thank You Bruce – Welcome Jennifer
The PCSA Board of Directors is pleased to confirm the appointment of Jennifer Moon to the position of Club Administrator. Jennifer brings years of project management, administrative and leadership experience to the position.
The Board also wants to thank outgoing administrator Bruce Rowe for his commitment and service to the club in this position during the past two years. He will continue in his other important coaching and administrative roles both with the club and with ECOSA.
Calling All U21 Players
If you were born in 1996, 1997 or 1998 you are invited to join the PCSA U21 program in 2017. The Women’s U21 team plays in the Ontario Women’s Soccer League from the middle of May until the end of July. A Men’s U21 team will be formed if there is sufficient interest. Please contact Director of Coaching Vic Waselenko by email if you are interested in participating or to get more information.
Players Wanted – U15 Girls (2002) and U16 Boys (2001)
The PCSA U15 Girls team and the U16 Boys team are looking for a few more players to round out their 2017 Rep teams. If you would like to take your game to the next level and make some new friends who share your passion for sport please sent a quick email to Director of Coaching Vic Waselenko.
After Tryouts/Orientation – the next step
The scheduled tryouts/orientation days for selection of Peterborough City Development (U9-U12) and Competitive (U13 – U18) teams for 2017 are now over (September 17/18 & 24/25). Coaches have finalized their team selections. If you have not already done so, please ensure that you register your child(ren) in PowerUp and make the first installment payment by November 1st.
U13 and older teams are already playing Fall Futsol at the Spiplex once a week.
The U8 – U12 teams will start training in January. See – winter training schedule.
Registration for the U5-U7 development program as well as the U8 age division remains open at this time. You can register directly on PowerUp or contact coach Leanne McLaughlin if you would like more information about these programs.
U7 – U8 orientation at Eastgate
Volunteer of the Year – Sonja Patel
The 2016 PCSA Volunteer of the Year is Sonja Patel. Sonja has been the manager of the 1999 Boys team for 10 years. She is often seen with her team volunteering at club activities such as tournaments, BBQ’s, Pink-at-the-Pitch (fundraiser for cancer research), spring clean-up days, player registrations and more.Congratulations Sonja!
Sonja Patel receives the PCSA Volunteer of the Year award
Annual General Meeting – 2016
The Peterborough City Soccer Association held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday December 3, 2016 in the Marvin Buchan Soccer Centre at Eastgate Memorial Park.
The following members were elected to the Board for 2017 – James Onusko (President), Adam Dyer (Vice-President), Dale Bolton (Treasurer), Dave Di Bella (Youth Teams), Stan Bombino (Senior Teams), Geoff Heale (Facilities), Philip Davreux (Equipment and Publicity/Promotions) and Leah Scott (Registrar). They will be joined by Kathy Smith who was elected as Secretary last year for a two-year term. The position of Director of Development Teams remains vacant. Congratulations to all new and returning board members. Please go to the Annual General Meeting page for a full report.
2016 Hogan Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to Curtis D’Souza (U14 Boys) and Emily Banika (U17 Girls), recipients of the 2016 Hogan Awards. This award is made annually to one female and one male Peterborough City youth player best representing skill in soccer, commitment to the game, team and club and team leadership. The awards honour the memory of PCSA U12 player Mark Hogan and his mother Joanne who were killed in an automobile accident in 1999.
Hogan Award winners Curtis D’Souza and Emily Banika
Following their bronze-medal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Canadian Women’s national soccer team has risen to 4th place in the FIFA world rankings, behind USA, Germany and France, easily surpassing their previous highest-ever ranking of 7th.
Girls, Let’s Get Motivated – OWSL Video
PCSA Awarded OSA Gold Standard
The Peterborough City Soccer Association is proud to announce that it has received the Gold Club Excellence award from the Ontario Soccer Association. The OSA club excellence program identifies clubs that have adopted best practices in the key areas of technical, governance, personnel and community. Technical standards are aligned with OSA’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.
The PCSA is immensely proud of its team of dedicated coaches, managers and administrators who collectively have merited this prestigious recognition for the club.
Mike Everson (left), with Leslee Bax (ECOSA), accepts the Gold Club Excellence award from OSA President Ron Smale (right) during the OSA Soccer Summit in Guelph on March 5