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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.
Mark Forster Scholarship Awards
Margaret and Fred Forster were on hand at the clubhouse on Tuesday (August 14) to present the Mark Forster Scholarships to four deserving recipients. Congratulations to Jairam Patel (U21 Men), Brook Bolton, Emma Twohey and Violet Hipkin (U21 Women). We wish them and all PCSA high school graduates the best of luck in the coming year.
Scholarship recipients Violet Hipkin, Emma Twohey, Brook Bolton and Jairam Patel with Fred and Margaret Forster
2018 Hogan Award Winner Announced
Congratulations to Violet Hipkin (U21 Women) and Curtis D’Souza (U16 Boys), recipients of the PCSA 2018 Hogan Award. This award is made 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. The award honours 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 Violet Hipkin
Poster Contest Winner
We are pleased to announce that Aisha (U10 Girls) was the winner of our recent poster contest on the theme of the FIFA World Cup 2018 that took place in Russia earlier this summer. Aisha’s poster depicts the flags of the 32 participating countries, including the eventual winner, France. Aisha will receive two tickets for a Toronto FC game at BMO Field later this year. Well done Aisha.
Honourable mentions go to Sequoia (U10 Girls), Kyra (U12 Girls) and Hudson for their impressive artwork. They will each receive a consolation prize of a PCSA crested baseball cap.
Coach Needed – U9 Girls
PCSA wishes to thank the coaches who submitted their applications for 2019 coaching positions. Selected candidates will be contacted within the next week to arrange an interview.
We are still seeking a coach for next year’s U9 girls squad (b. 2010). If you are interested in helping out please contact the PCSA Director of Coaching by email. Prior coaching experience would be an asset but is not essential – the club will cover the cost of training and certification for new coaches.
U21 Women Clinch 1st Place – Earn Promotion
The PCSA U21 Women White (a.k.a. U18 Girls) clinched first place in the OWSL Regional (East) U21 Division following a 7 – 0 win over the visiting North York Explosion at Eastgate Park on August 1. The win assures them of promotion to the Provincial U21 Central Division next year. Their season record was 10 wins, 1 tie and only 1 loss. The PCSA U21 Women Blue team also finished strongly to end the season in third place with a record of 5-3-4 (W-T-L).
City players are also recognized for outstanding individual achievements. Violet Hipkin won the Golden Boot award with a league leading 19 goals. Emma Twohey was the runner up with 17 goals. Goalkeeper Aleighsha Comeau won the Golden Glove award with a total of 5 shutouts. Jess Moran of the PCSA U21 Blue team was the runner up with 4 shutouts.
PCSA U21 Women White Clinch Division
Academy Orientation Sessions (free to attend)
A fresh new year for the Peterborough City Soccer Academy is set to start in October. If you missed the information sessions that have already taken place you can find all the relevant information by clicking on the Academy items on the main menu.
A number of orientation sessions will be held on the weekend of August 18-19. All returning and prospective new players born between 2008 (U11) and 2001 (U18) are invited to attend. These open sessions will give new players a chance to sample the Academy experience before fully committing to the program. Go to the schedule page for session times.
The Academy runs from October until March. Eligible players for the 2018-2019 Academy year are the 2019 U11 to U18 age groups, that is players born between 2001 and 2008.
Gergin Naoumov is returning as Academy Head Coach as the program enters its sixth year. Coach Gergin has extensive high level playing and coaching experience and holds an Ontario Soccer Provincial C coaching licence as well as a U.S. Soccer Federation C licence.
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 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)
August 18-19, PCSA Academy Orientation, Eastgate – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
September 22-23, Tryouts & Orientation First Weekend, Eastgate
September 29-30, Tryouts & Orientation Second Weekend, Eastgate