Ontario Soccer, eh!
A new look and a new name. The provincial soccer governing body we know as the Ontario Soccer Association or the OSA, is re-branding itself with a new name and logo. The organization will be called Ontario Soccer and the new logo, incorporating a stylized soccer ball, the words Ontario Soccer and the motto Play. Inspire. Unite. is shown on the right. You can read more about the announcement and watch a video at the Ontario Soccer website.
PCSA Connection to Canada’s Olympic Bronze
Team Canada defender and Olympic bronze medalist Allysha Chapman played on the Peterborough City U14/U15 OYSL Girls team in 2003 and 2004. “Chappy”, a native of Courtice ON, was invited to join the Canadian youth program in 2004 and went on to play for the Canadian U20 team in 2008. She earned her first senior international cap in 2014 and played on the team that won bronze at the Rio Olympic Games thanks to a scintillating 2-1 win over hosts Brazil in their final game.
Grassroots Coaching Workshop
PCSA is hosting a Grassroots Coaching Workshop on Saturday January 10 & 17 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Spiplex. The two-day workshop presented by the OSA’s grassroots soccer development staff is an interactive, theoretical and practical approach to the characteristics of children as they progress through their various developmental stages. It is designed for coaches working with boys and girls, 8-12 years of age. There will be classroom as well as on-field activities on both days, working with several of our grassroots teams. All coaches and assistant coaches of U8 to U12 teams are encouraged to sign up with Mike Everson before the workshop fills up.
Thank you Nicole – Welcome Leah
October 1, 2014
After serving as the club 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 yet sensitive handling of her administrative duties and for always being there to help out whenever and wherever 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 takes over this very important position.
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
U7 Development Program
May – August, 2014
The U7 Development Program continues every Tuesday and Thursday until August 7 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m at Eastgate. Players should wear their white shirts on Tuesdays and maroon shirts on Thursdays. Parents are asked to make sure that the players bring WATER, dress in their uniforms and according to weather conditions (rain jackets, sun block, etc.).
Click on this link to view PCSA U7 Development Program Presentation
June 2014 – U7 Development Program at Eastgate
Pink at the Pitch – another huge success
Everyone enjoyed the painted faces, raffle, silent auction, 50/50 draw, bake sale, pizza & chili, and goody bags. The young players showed off their soccer skills to the senior players. Reece M. (U13 Boys) piped out the Peterborough Senior Men’s team and Peniche CC of Toronto for their game at 7:00 p.m., Councillor Len Vass brought greeting from the mayor, and Rachel Dalliday sang the national anthem. Such was the scene at Eastgate Park on Saturday, July 26 for the second annual PCSA Pink at the Pitch fundraiser in aid of cancer research.
The men’s game ended in a 1 – 1 draw, so everyone took something home from the event.
Event sponsors include PCSA, Minute Maid, Lighting Interiors and More, Carl Asta, Chapters, Marks Work Warehouse, The UK Shoppe, Gerri’s Arts and Crafts, Kidzkarnival.ca, KRUZ FM, Soccer Plus, Baxter Creek Golf Course, Sullivans Pharmacy, David’s Tea, Carousel Restaurant, The Brick, Next Stop Athletic Training, Knock on Wood, Frame for You, Toy Shop, YoYo’s, Runners Life, Tribal Voices, Sticklings, Sterling Pools, Kawartha Candle Company, Black Honey, HiHo Silver, Trent Valley Honda, Spa Euphoria, Maggies Meat Market.
PCSA Academy Exceeds Expectations
The Peterborough City Soccer Academy resumed operations with indoor sessions at the Spiplex this week (January 14). Indoor training will continue through to the end of March before moving outdoors again in April.
PCSA Academy at the Spiplex (click on photo to enlarge)
You can read more about the impact that the academy program is having on our local soccer community in Thursday’s (January 16) edition of the Peterborough Examiner, or follow this link: New academy kicking up soccer skills
U15 Boys Pack It In
The U15 Boys were spotted among the many volunteers at the Salvation Army warehouse in the week before Christmas packing food and toy hampers for needy children and families in the area. Fitness was definitely a factor as they took just under 2 hours to fill 850 boxes, setting a new record.
For more photos follow this link: Salvation Army – Community Hampers
U15 Boys team packing Christmas hampers at the Salvation Army
2013 Santa Claus Parade
Approximately 65 PCSA players, coaches and managers enjoyed the near-perfect conditions as they walked or rode on the PCSA float in the Peterborough Santa Claus Parade on Saturday December 7. The younger players enthusiastically yelled out their yuletide greetings from the comfort of their hay-wagon while the older players demonstrated their football skills and handed out candy along the parade route.
Kudos to Michela M. and the U18 Girls team for organizing and decorating the float. Special thanks to Drew Merrett (Merrett Home Hardware) who provided the truck and Christian R. who volunteered to do the driving.
22 September 2013
Make that Four Trophies for Peterborough City teams!
In what may well go down as the most productive week in the club’s history, Peterborough City teams captured four major trophies within the space of 4 days. The U17 Boys needed to win their last four league games to grab the CSL Division 1 Championship. They completed this fantastic four-in-a-row on Thursday (September 19) with a win in Oak Ridges. On Saturday evening (September 21) the Peterborough City Men clinched first place in the OSL Central Region East Division Championship. Next, on Super-Sunday, the U13 Girls (Premier) and U16 Girls (Division 2) were winners of the CGSL League Cup competitions in their divisions. For details go to the News page.
Peterborough City U13 Girls Win CGSL Cup and League Double
You can read more about the Men’s team in Monday’s (September 23) edition of the Peterborough Examiner, or follow this link:
City men clinch first
31 August 2013
What a week that was!
It has been a remarkably successful week for Peterborough City teams as they captured no fewer than three league/cup trophies over a period of 6 days. First up was the U12 Boys Maroon team, winners of the CESL Cup in their age division. Next came the U13 Girls who won the CGSL Premier Division League Championship along with promotion to the Level 3 Division next year. To top off a great week, the U16 Girls team won the CGSL Division 2B League Championship and promotion to Level 4 Division 1 next year.
Peterborough City U13 Girls – CGSL Premier Division Champions
30 August 2013
PCSA Day at Toronto FC
Upwards of 130 Peterborough City players, family and friends will be on hand to watch Toronto FC take on New England Revolution at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30 at BMO Field. New England are currently in 6th place in the MLS Eastern Conference. If you weren’t fortunate enough to get tickets you can watch the game on Sportsnet 1.
Mark Forster Scholarship
Congratulations to Vanessa Moore, recipient of the Mark Forster Scholarship for 2013. Vanessa, who plays for the Peterborough City Women’s team, plans to study Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carlton University in the fall. The announcement and presentation were made on Sunday afternoon during the Mark Forster Memorial Tournament.
2013 Mark Forster Scholarship recipient Vanessa Moore, with Mark’s parents Margaret and Fred Forster
Support U10 Girls for BMO Team of the Week
The Peterborough City U10 Girls Reserve team is asking for your support in their quest for a BMO Team of the Week award. They have quite a story to tell, as you will find out when you follow the link to their profile page
There are only a few days left to register your support and it only takes
two minutes. Click on the link, read the team bio, click on “Support this team”, register, login and leave a comment to show your support.
PCSA Day at Toronto FC on June 29 – now only $20
Following on the popularity of last year’s trip, the club has purchased 300 tickets for the Toronto FC vs. Real Salt Lake game at BMO Field on Saturday June 29. You can purchase these tickets at a deep-discount ($20) at Soccer Plus International or at the canteen at Eastgate.
Buy your tickets early – a limited number of PCSA players will be able to participate as BMO Banner Flag Bearers in the opening ceremonies.
If there is sufficient demand, the club will arrange a bus to the event.
Read More from Director of Public Relations, Matt Brown.
Pink on the Pitch a Huge Success
The Peterborough Senior Men’s team wore pink on the pitch. The Peterborough City U21 team wore pink. The U17 Girl’s team volunteers wore pink. Eastgate was awash in pink shirts on Saturday afternoon for the first annual Pink on the Pitch fundraiser in aid of cancer research.
There was a raffle for some fabulous donated prises, a BBQ run by the U17 Girl’s team, and items for sale. The U9 Boys and the U7/8 Girls led the teams onto the pitch, Peterborough’s darling Sarah Edwards gave a heartwarming rendition of our national anthem and the U13 Girl’s team took on ball-girl duties during the game. The visiting Toronto’s Magic AC players were good sports through it all and took part in the opening ceremonies.
Earlier in the day on Saturday, the Senior Men’s team, along with the U17 Girl’s team and some of the executive, visited the Peterborough Regional Health Centre to hand out teddy bears and other donated toys in the children’s ward.
Ruth and Roy Brown would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to the success of the event and all those who came out to support a great cause.
Oh yes, our Men’s team did win the match against Magic AC by a comfortable margin to stay top of the OSL Central Region East Division.
You can read more about these wonderful initiatives in this Monday’s Peterborough Examiner sports section, or follow this link: