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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.
2019 Senior Team Coaches Appointed
On the recommendation of the Director of Coaching, PCSA is pleased to announce the appointment of head coaches for the five senior teams going into 2019. Go to the Coaches page for a full list of 2019 team head coaches.
Academy Bonus Sessions on October 22 & 25
Although no gym sessions at St. Peter’s H.S. were scheduled during this week, the Academy is providing a bonus futsal session at Adam Scott for those who are interested. If you cannot make this session due to a prior commitment or the short notice, then do not worry. This bonus session is not a replacement for the cancellation when St. Peter’s gym was shut down for emergency repairs, those makeup sessions will be provided later in the program. The regular Tuesday sessions in the Spiplex will proceed as scheduled on October 23. Please go to the Academy Schedule page for details.
Position Opportunity – Director of Coaching
The PCSA is presently seeking applications for the position of Director of Coaching. The deadline for applications is 10 November 2018. Please go to the Position Opportunities page for details.
Fall Training underway as of October 20
Fall training for next year’s U13 to U18 teams runs on Saturdays and Sundays from October 20 to December 16 (9 weeks) at the Spiplex indoor soccer facility. Go to the Fall Training page to see the schedule.
U12 and younger teams do not train in the fall, although many players will be training with the Academy or participating in some other soccer activity. U9 – U12 teams will begin training in January. Details for the U6/U7 and U8 development programs will be announced later.
PCSA Soccer Academy is Up and Running
A fresh new year for the Peterborough City Soccer Academy started on Monday, October 1. This is a 6-month program for players who are passionate about soccer and want to reach their full potential. The Academy runs from October until early April. 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.
Our Three Women’s Teams Had a Great Season
The future is bright for girl’s and women’s soccer in Peterborough if the performance of PCSA’s three women’s teams is any indication.
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.
The Senior Women’s team, in their first season back in the OWSL after a three year hiatus, finished fourth in the Central Region (East) Division with a record of 7-3-4 (W-T-L). They had the best defensive record in the league with just 16 goals against.
PCSA U21 Women White Clinch Division
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 Winners 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 Winners
We are pleased to announce that Aisha (U10 Girls) is 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.
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 (October 2018): Canada has qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 which will take place in France from 7 June to 7 July 2019.
Canada (#5) were defeated by the USA (#1) in the Concacaf Women’s Championship Final on October 17, however both teams, along with third place finisher Jamaica, will advance to the World Cup Finals in France. Canada is currently ranked 5th in the world behind USA, Germany, France and England.
Next up for Canadian Women and Girls –
- FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (Uruguay), 13 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2018
- FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 (France), 7 June – 7 July 2019
October 1 – April 4, PCSA Soccer Academy
October 20 – December 16, Fall training for U13 – U18 divisions
Mondays, Oct 15 – Dec 17, ECOSA District Development Program