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.
Position Opportunities – Technical Coaches
The PCSA is presently seeking applications for the positions of Goalkeeping Technical Coach (deadline December 11, 2017) and Technical Coach(deadline December 20, 2017). Please go to the Position Opportunities page for details.
Volunteer of the Year – Denise Moore
The 2017 PCSA Volunteer of the Year is Denise Moore. Denise has been the friendly face in the canteen for the past 8 years. Rain or shine, she is there to serve refreshments during the soccer camp, U8 Festivals, family fun days, school tournaments, tryouts, senior games and most evenings whenever there is a game at Eastgate 1 or 2. The announcement and presentation were made during the Annual General Meeting on Saturday (December 2). Congratulations Denise!
Annual General Meeting – 2017
The Peterborough City Soccer Association held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday December 2, 2017 in the Marvin Buchan Soccer Centre at Eastgate Memorial Park.
The following members were elected to the Board for 2018 – Mike Everson (Vice-President), Fevri Pazari (Secretary), Chris Bellis (Development Teams), Scott Cockburn (Youth Teams), Vic Waselenko (Senior Teams), Adam Dyer (Fundraising/Promotions), Jen Crawford (Special Events), Bruce Rowe (Equipment) and Leah Scott (Registration). They will be joined by James Onusko (President) and Dale Bolton (Treasurer) who were elected as President and Treasurer last year for a two-year term. Congratulations to all new and returning board members. Please go to the Annual General Meeting page for a full report.
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 OSA’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 and administrators who collectively have merited this prestigious recognition for the club.
Following an open hiring process, the PCSA Board of Directors is pleased to confirm the appointment of Fevri Pazari to the position of Club Administrator. Fevri brings years of experience to the position, having a long history in the Peterborough sporting scene fulfilling diverse roles with several soccer related organizations, including the PCSA. Fevri had filled the position on an interim volunteer basis since July. Welcome back Fevri.
Fall Training Is Underway
Fall training for next year’s U13 to U18 teams runs on Saturdays and Sundays from October 14 to December 17 (10 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 U8 program will be announced soon. The U6/U7 Development Program starts in May.
PCSA Branded Apparel is Ready!
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, behind USA, Germany and France, easily surpassing their previous highest-ever ranking of 7th.
Update (November 2017): Canada slipped one position to 5th place in world rankings despite a good run of 7-3-2 (W-L-T) over twelve games through 2017. Most recently they defeated Norway by a score of 3 – 2 on 28 November in Marbella, Spain. Earlier in the month they recorded a tie (1-1) and a loss (3-1) in a pair of home and away “friendly” matches against the world perennial top team, the USA.
October 14 – December 17, Fall training for U13 – U18 divisions – see training schedule
October – December, Academy training – see schedule
Monday, January 8, Coaches’ Meeting – Eastgate, 6:30 p.m.