10 Dec 2013
- Published on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 10:46
On Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, the Oakville Soccer Club Girls U15A team held a bake sale/raffle fundraiser at the Pine Glen Soccer Centre.
The Girls U15A team has been invited to represent OSC and showcase their skills at the Desert Cup in Phoenix Arizona in March 2014, a college showcase tournament and college ID camp. This event will allow players exposure to various colleges across the US, as well as the opportunity to be evaluated by college coaches in attendance.
A special thank you to Cobs Bakery for donating boxes of their delicious cinnamon buns for the bake sale, Majestic Wine for donating 2 baskets of wine and Just an Olde Fashion Butchery for their donation of a 10lb spiral cut ham , all of which were included in the raffle.
Another big thank you goes out to all the players, parents and our OSC community who helped make this event a success!
04 Dec 2013
- Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:16
Danielle Delle Monache and Christian Hines, both selected by scouts at the Danone Nations Cup Player I.D. Camp held at OSC in September, have advanced to the third stage of try-outs for Danone’s Team Canada. In the spring Della Monache and Hines, both U12 players with OSC, will head to the DNC Provincial Camp of Ontario for the next showcase in hopes of making the national team. The Danone Nations Cup is an annual ‘World Cup for Kids’ with over 40 countries participating at the event. This event has taken place in France, Brasil, South-Africa and Spain in the past, with Danone footing the bill to send players aged 10 to 12 to participate in this once in a lifetime experience. Good luck Danielle and Christian!
25 Nov 2013
- Published on Monday, 25 November 2013 15:33
This October the OSC boys U17A Rep team travelled to Novara, Italy for an unforgettable professional player experience. Through the Genova International School of Soccer (GISS) the boys were given the opportunity to stay at one of Italy’s top training facilities Novarello Villaggio Azzurro. During their 10 day stay, the boys lived and breathed the beautiful game as the pro’s do, training extensively and playing against some of Italy’s top professional youth teams. As the boys worked on their skills, the Italian Women’s National team as well as the Novara Seria B first team were also training in the same facility – talk about being in good company!
During their training, the boys were coached by professional coach and former player Raul Longhi. Originally from Argentina, Raul played professionally and has held esteemed coaching positions at Spanish La Liga side Espanyol and Getafe CF.
The team was invited to Seria A clubs training grounds Torino and Juventus to play matches against their U-17 youth teams. Both clubs showcased tremendously strong youth players, some of which are vying for coveted spots on the Torino and Juventus senior teams. Although winless in their 5 matches (with one tie game), the OSC boys took advantage of the opportunity to measure themselves against some of the best youth talent in Europe.
During their downtime from training, the boys were invited to watch Inter Milan play Verona at San Siro Stadium in Milan, as well as watched the Novara Calcio at Cesena match-up in Novara. Soaking in every minute of training, playing and observing professionals, these 16 boys developed personally and professionally through the Novara experience.
Many OSC players were scouted by the professional coaching staff at GISS during their time in Novara. Dragan Andic, OSC player of over 10 years was offered a scholarship with GISS in Ovada, commencing in 2014. This one-year scholarship will give Dragan the opportunity to study and train with GISS daily, as well as play weekly against professional clubs in hopes that he will be scouted to become a member of their team. Rafael Carbajal, Technical Director at OSC who arranged this trip through his European contacts said ‘Dragan is a player I have watched develop at OSC and I believe the GISS academy will allow him to improve his knowledge and skills in the game, as well as adapt to life as a possible professional player in Europe. We are very excited for his bright future.’
The OSC continues its dedication to advancing every player, and will be arranging more international training opportunities for players in the future.
08 Oct 2013
- Published on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 09:12
The Oakville Soccer Club’s Girls U15B team capped off another successful campaign, beating Flamborough 3-0 in the final game of the season and officially crowned Premier Divison Champions with a record of 12 wins and 2 losses.
03 Oct 2013
- Published on Thursday, 03 October 2013 11:12