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 – 8 June
The Government of Ontario has announced that it will move to Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen on June 11. Step One of the reopening plan allows outdoor sports training with up to 10 people, subject to health and safety protocols such as screening of individuals, contact tracing and maintaining 3 meter physical distancing. Local authorities can impose additional restrictions and timelines. PCSA is consulting with ECOSA and Peterborough Recreation Dept. to ensure a safe and smooth return to play as soon as local authorities give the go-ahead.
Under the provincial reopening plan, restrictions will be eased gradually though June, July and August based on vaccination rates and key public health and health-care indicators.
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.
Registration is now open – please use the links provided at the top of this page. The PCSA board is planning for the 2021 season to commence when public health regulations permit. The playing format will be determined by the restrictions in effect at the time.
How much will it cost? Can we play competitive games? For answers to these and other interesting questions please refer to the latest PCSA Bulletin on Reopening.
Players who registered for the cancelled 2020 season are automatically eligible to register with the same squad in 2021. They are not required to try out again. New players will be able to try out if there are vacancies on the team. Returning players should register now. New prospective players should contact the Director of Coaching to confirm their interest in playing in 2021.
Return to Play Plan
Peterborough City Soccer Association is following Public Health advice and Ontario Soccer guidelines as a way to ensure all our players, coaches, staff, volunteers, and members are safe as we return to the pitch. For more details about the plan please check the PCSA Return to Play page.
PCSA Receives $15,000 Jumpstart Grant
When the pandemic and state of emergency was declared in March 2020, PCSA paused all soccer programs for its 200+ families and 350+ players. This has placed a financial strain on PCSA players, families, and operations. There will be additional costs associated with starting up again due to enhanced health and safety regulations. Now PCSA has been approved for a $15,000 grant from Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund which is sponsored by Canadian Tire Corporation. The scheme is designed to help sport and recreation organizations build back sport and play in Canada.
“With Jumpstart’s support, PCSA will be able to purchase the personal protective equipment needed for a safe re-start anticipated this summer”, said PCSA President Dan Moore. “It will also be used to purchase a practice t-shirt for every player, further easing the registration burden on players and families. Operationally, Jumpstart will support staff honorariums over the summer, staff who have been volunteering since June 2020”.
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 2020 AGM for now. 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.