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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.
The deadline to submit your World Cup posters has passed (July 15). We thank every one of you who took the time to create such wonderful drawings; we are very impressed by your artistic skills and imagination. Clearly your talents are not limited to your footwork!
The posters are now in the hands of the judges and their decision will be announced presently. The winner will receive two Toronto FC tickets for an upcoming home game. Congratulations to everyone who participated. We hope that you had fun and will continue to develop your love for the beautiful game.
Mark Forster Scholarships & Hogan Awards
August 1 is the application deadline for two important PCSA programs –
The Mark Forster Scholarship will be of interest to current Peterborough City players who are set to begin their first year of post-secondary studies at a Canadian college or university in the fall.
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”. Any Peterborough City youth player can be nominated for this award by a member of the Board, the coaching staff, or their peers.
U15 Girls Win Silver at Robbie
July 1, 2018 – Peterborough City U15 Girls Blue won silver at the prestigious Robbie International Soccer Tournament in Toronto on Canada Day weekend. They went undefeated (2-0-1) in the preliminary round and defeated Byron-Norwest by a score of 1 – 0 in the semifinal to advanced to the final on Monday where they were defeated by reigning Ontario Cup champions Barrie FC Strikers by a score of 3 – 0. The team currently sits in second place in the CSL and hosts Vaughan on July 4 at 9 p.m. at Eastgate.
U15 Girls Blue won silver at Robbie International Tournament
Peterborough Festival & Challenge Cup for Boys
The Peterborough Festival & Challenge Cup for Boys wrapped up on Sunday (June 17). We could not have asked for better weather while we enjoyed the enthusiasm of the players and the excitement of the competition as the final stages played out. Congratulations to the winners and runners-up in the six competitive divisions. The organizers sincerely hope that everyone had a good time. We had 78 teams participating in 10 divisions, with a total of 153 games played over the two days.
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 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 Camp page.
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 (July 2018): Following recent defeats to France (0-1) and Germany (2-3) Canada slipped back into 5th place in world rankings behind USA, Germany, France and England. They continue to prepare for the FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament in October under new head coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller.
Next up for Canadian Women and Girls –
- Canada (#5) vs. Brazil (#7), friendly (September 2, Ottawa)
- FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 (France) qualifiers (October)
- FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018 (Uruguay, November)