The Peterborough City Soccer Association has provided player development and competitive playing opportunities at the representative level for youth and adult players in the greater Peterborough area since 1980. If you want to catch up on recent events at our club, then keep reading. You can find more stories on the News page.
PCSA Fall Indoor Development Program
The popular Tuesday evening fall development program at the Spiplex is back for another year. Presented by our Technical Coaching Team, the program is available to all players (PCSA and non-PCSA) from U6 (2009) to U14 (2001). Sessions run every Tuesday from October 21 until December 16, that’s 9 weeks in total. This program provides a great opportunity to develop your fundamental skills and confidence on the ball that go to the root of becoming a great player. Please go to the PCSA Fall Development page to complete the on-line registration form.
Thank you Nicole – Welcome Leah
After serving the club as Registrar for 8 years, Nicole White has decided to take a well earned break. The PCSA Board has expressed its gratitude to Nicole for her expert handling of the administrative side of the club and for always being there to help out whenever there was a need. The Board has appointed Leah Scott to the position of Registrar for the remainder of the term. You know Leah as manager of the 2014 U10 Girls team and the U6/U7 development program. We welcome Leah and wish her success as she take over this very important position at the club.
Tryouts/Orientation – next step
The scheduled tryouts/orientation days for selection of Peterborough City Development (U6-U12) and Competitive (U13 – U18) teams for 2015 are now over (September 20, 27 & 28). Coaches are busy finalizing their team selections. If you attended tryouts/orientation you will be contacted by the team coach during the next two weeks. If you have any questions about the selection process you should contact the team head coach or the Director of Coaching.
U15 Girls win silver at CGSL Cup
The PCSA U15 Girls wrapped up an outstanding season finishing second in the CGSL Division 1 Cup competition in Port Perry on Sunday (September 21). They lost by the narrowest of margins (1 – 0) to Innisfil in the final. Peterborough defeated Newmarket (9-0), Oshawa Kicks (6-2) and Pickering (4-3) to reach the final.
The U15 Girls were also runners-up in CGSL Division 1A league competition finishing with a 7-4-1 (win-tie-loss) record. Earlier this season they won the Ottawa Icebreaker Tournament and the Peterborough Challenge Cup. The team is coached by Ken Wheeler and Barry Driscoll.
U15 Girls take Silver in the CGSL Division 1 Cup
Hogan Award Winner
The Joanne and Mark Hogan Award is presented annually to one male and one female Peterborough City youth player “best representing skill in soccer, commitment to the game, team and club and team leadership”. This year’s female award goes to Folu Adesanya from the U17 Girls team. Folu has been with the club for seven years. Congratulations Folu!
Volunteer of the Year
As this season draws to a close the PCSA Board announces Roger Jenkins as the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award for 2014. Roger has made a tremendous contribution to the club in several ways including leadership in Long Term Player Development, team head coach, principal author of the PCSA Strategic Plan, instrumental in obtaining a Ministry of Tourism and Sports grant for coaching development and member of the PCSA Board of Directors. Congratulations Roger!
Senior Team News
The U21 Men have secured a first place finish in the Central Region U21 East Division following a 7 – 0 win over CTSA on Sunday (August 10) in their last game of the season. They have a 5-point lead over their closest rival atop the standings.
With just one game left to play, the PCSA Senior Men are sitting in 5th place in the OSL Central Premier Division. They are 1 and 5 during a grueling series of away games. Their final game of the season will also be on the road, this one against Glen Shields on Sunday, October 5 in Thornhill.
The Senior Women wrapped up their season with a win against Toronto True Blues and a loss to North York Cosmos in the Regional Premier Central Division of the OWSL. They finished in 5th place with a record of 2-2-10.
2014 PCSA Senior Mens Team
Matt Brown and Team Canada did us proud
Peterborough City player Matt Brown and his Team Canada Para Soccer teammates had a great showing at the 2014 America Cup tournament in Toronto. Canada finished second in Group A following a 3 – 3 tie against Argentina and a 2 – 0 win over Venezuela. They lost the semi-final game to Brazil, who went on to win the tournament. Canada met USA in the Consolation Final on Friday (September 26), losing out by a score of 3 – 0. If you missed any of the games, you can watch them on Livestream. You can also follow them on Facebook – 2014 America Cup and Canada’s Para Soccer Team.
Matt Brown (front, 2nd from left) with the Canadian Para Soccer Team
Tuesday, September 30 – PCSA Academy – Eastgate (EG2)
Saturday, October 4 – PCSA Academy – Eastgate (EG3)
Wednesday, October 15 – Board meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 21 – Fall Development Program for U6 – U14 – Spiplex