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 the Menu buttons for more options. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Covid-19 Update – 16 November
With the health and safety of our players foremost in mind, PCSA has ceased all in-person soccer activity until next spring.
The Government of Ontario announced that as of November 7, 2020 it has implemented its new COVID-19 response framework using a Green – Yellow – Orange – Red – Lockdown designation for each region of the province.
Reality Check: Even in the least restricted regions designated Green, Yellow, and Orange, the Maximum “Competitive Bubble” is 50 players, roughly the equivalent of 3 teams. Teams must isolate for 14 days before changing bubbles.
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.
The PCSA board is hoping that the 2021 season can commence in April when training can be held outdoors. It is difficult to predict how the pandemic will affect our lives and our activities when that time comes. We can only hope for the best and prepare accordingly. Naturally, any plans we make will be subject to the Public Health advice in effect at any given time, recognizing that this advice changes frequently.
Players who registered for the cancelled 2020 season will be automatically eligible to register with the same squad when play resumes in 2021. They will not be required to try out again. New players will be able to try out if there are vacancies on the team. Returning players as well as any new prospective players should contact the Director of Coaching to confirm their interest in playing in 2021.
PCSA Soccer Academy
The PCSA Board will continue to monitor the evolving situation and assess the possibility of resuming the Academy early in 2021. There are several factors to consider, including:
- Passing the Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act, which will provide Covid-related liability protection for non-profit organizations, coaches, volunteers and sport associations which is not covered by the Ontario Soccer player’s insurance policy;
- Resumption of school gym permits;
- Public health guidance.
2020 Annual General Meeting
The PCSA Annual General Meeting normally takes place in December each year. Due to the current restrictions on indoor gatherings and with a view to permitting greater participation by the members, the Board has decided to postpone the AGM until next spring. The new date will be announced in due course.
In the Meantime …
Play on, Play Safe, Play Smart is a short YouTube video co-produced by six Peterborough soccer organizations whose season was cancelled as a result of the pandemic. The video captures the spirit of the times we are in. Please watch and enjoy!
We hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe.
Mark Forster Scholarship Award
Congratulations to PCSA U21 player Julia Ebisuzaki-Mackay who was recently awarded the Mark Forster Scholarship for 2020-2021. In addition to playing soccer from an early age, Julia also enjoyed being a summer camp counsellor, coach and referee. Due to Covid restrictions, Julia was congratulated by Mark’s parents Margaret and Fred Forster by telephone. Julia is heading off to Queen’s University this fall to study kinesiology. We wish Julia and all PCSA high school graduates the best of luck in the coming year.
Left: 2020 Mark Forster Scholarship winner Julia Ebisuzaki-Mackay
Right: Mark’s parents Fred and Margaret Forster
Academy Teams Finish 1st and 2nd
Final standings in the 2019-2020 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.