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.
Covid-19 Update – 21 July
We hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe.
Although the Ontario Government announced that Outdoor Amateur Team Sports can begin training in specific regions of the province, there is no clear, safe and effective path forward that will allow players onto the field any time soon.
In consultation with our district association, and with the health and safety of players foremost in mind, PCSA (in unison with all amateur soccer clubs in the district) made the decision on June 15 to cancel the remainder of the 2020 outdoor playing season.
Other considerations that led to this decision include:
- The City of Peterborough is not ready to issue field permits;
- The Ontario Soccer insurance policy for players and coaches does not cover claims due to Covid-19, leaving the club, directors and team officials with the potential burden of liability arising from any COVID-related legal action;
- The leagues in which our teams play have not been able to provide a guarantee of any competitive games due to a host of uncertainties;
- Many of the clubs in our loop have already cancelled their season;
- This early decision allows players and families to make plans for a safe summer without having to hold back for a possible resumption of play in what would be a very curtailed season, if any.
The suspension of all PCSA soccer activity, which began on March 13, remains in effect for the remainder of the 2020 outdoor season.
Registered players will receive a partial refund based on expenses already incurred and on cost savings that result from the cancellation. The club will contact the members directly as soon as all the relevant details are available.
If you would like to read the latest Ontario Soccer information bulletins, Updates on COVID-19 Impacted Activities and FAQ’s, please follow this link to the COVID-19 Updates page, which has all the latest information from Ontario Soccer, as well as resources from Health Canada and other organizations.
Director of Coaching – Appointment
Following the recent open competitive application and interview process, the PCSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Biren Patel as the Director of Coaching for a two year term. A long time Peterborough resident, Biren brings many years of coaching, volunteering, administrative and business experience to the position. He is an enthusiastic adherent and supporter of Long Term Player Development. He is committed to seeing our young athletes, as well as our senior players, continue to grow, develop and thrive in the game of soccer. We are excited about the many ideas that he plans to implement when soccer resumes. Biren took on the role of DOC in February on an interim basis.
Volunteer of the Year – Dale Bolton
The PCSA Board announces Dale Bolton as the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award for 2019. Dale has served as Club Treasurer for many years, as well as making a tremendous contribution to the club in numerous other ways. She is always ready to “pitch in” when something needs doing. Dale is also active in the broader soccer community, with a focus on youth.
Academy Teams Finish 1st and 2nd
Final standings in the Provincial Indoor Soccer League abbreviated season have been announced. Due to the suspension of all sanctioned soccer in Ontario, PISL was forced to cancel the remainder of the indoor league season and Championship (1st v. 2nd) games. Points percentage as of March 12 was used to determine the final standings, with the first and second placed teams awarded the League Champion and League Finalist titles respectively.
PCSA Academy U17 Girls were undefeated (4-0-4) and finished in 1st place (League Champions) in their division. The PCSA Academy U16 Boys had a record of 4-2-2 and finished in 2nd place (League Finalist). Congratulations to both teams and Academy Coaches Gergin Naoumov, Franco Turnone, Sam Barratt and Christine Barrick.
2019 Hogan Award Winner Announced
Congratulations to Eden Hazeldine (U14 Girls), winner of the 2019 Hogan Award. This award is made annually to the 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. Eden was presented with the award by PCSA president Dan Moore during a break in Academy training at the Spiplex on February 18th.