The Oakville Soccer Club held their 9th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony at the Glen Abbey Golf Course on August 16th. During this luncheon, eight outstanding young ladies and gentlemen were selected to receive scholarships based on their contributions to the Club, as well as academic achievements and service to the community of Oakville.
The Oakville Soccer Club prides itself on being able to provide dedicated players and community members with assistance in their pursuit of post-secondary education. Through this program, OSC provides $12,000 in scholarships annually to help ensure players achieve their educational goals. Through OSC's Scholarship program, over $90,000 has been awarded to worthy recipients since the programs’ inception nine years ago.
OSC was proud to welcome Mayor Rob Burton and Oakville MPP Stephen Crawford to the awards presentation, both of whom brought greetings and presented the scholarship recipients with certificates. Certificates were also provided by MP John Oliver and MP Pam Damoff, both of whom were unable to attend.
“The Oakville Soccer Club is extremely proud of this year’s scholarship winners. The significant accomplishments of these young men and women not only in athletics but also within the community and academically make them all very worthy recipients,” said Dave Harris, OSC’s Executive Director. “OSC is very pleased to assist our recipients with their education as they enter post-secondary institutions in the fall.”
OSC scholarship recipients and their post-secondary institutions including areas of study are as follows:
Matthew Diong - Queen's University - Commerce
Caitlin Dougall - Western University - Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies
Katy Haworth - Sheridan College - Early Childhood Education
Amy Kress - University of Waterloo - Honours Kinesiology
Robert O'Halloran - Brock University - Honours Bachelor of Science Kinesiology
Robert Policelli - Western University - Medical Science
Matthew Potter - Western University - Business Management & Organizational Studies
Julia Semple - Western University - Economics
Left to right: Dave Harris, Stephen Crawford, Marc Tremblay, Caitlin Dougall, Amy Kress, Robert Policelli, Katy Haworth, Matthew Potter, Julia Semple, Robert O'Halloran, Matthew Diong, Mayor Rob Burton, Rachna Singhal
Congratulations and all the best to the 2018 OSC Scholarship Recipients!
About OSC: The Oakville Soccer Club, founded in 1972, is the largest amateur soccer club in Canada, with over 12,000 members coached by over 900 volunteer and professional coaches. OSC is based at its 100,000 square foot indoor soccer facility on Pine Glen Road in North Oakville. The Oakville Soccer Club carries the Gold Standard Award for Club Excellence from Ontario Soccer. OSC’s tradition of excellence includes eight national championships, 55 Ontario Cup winners and a large number of players selected to represent Canada both at national and international levels. OSC is committed to providing a positive soccer experience to all Club members through technical training, encouragement and opportunities for players to advance their soccer and life skills.
Oakville Wild vs. Trinidad & Tobago!
On Sunday, August 12, the Oakville Wild's Boys U17B team had the opportunity to play against a boys team from the Northern Football Association of Trinidad & Tobago. The visiting team, in Canada playing a series of friendlies against teams from the Niagara/GTA region, took the field against the Wild at Pine Glen on Sunday afternoon. After a very fun match for all players, the visitors took at 4-0 win.
OSC was proud to welcome this team to our Club, and to have the opportunity to play against some fantastic players who share the same love for the beautiful game.
Thank you for visiting, Trinidad & Tobago!
Field Closure - Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The Town of Oakville has closed all grass fields for today - Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
All games/practices scheduled on grass fields are cancelled.
All games/practices scheduled on artificial turf fields will proceed as scheduled.
OSC's U15 Boys Capture OPDL Cup and Ontario Summer Games Gold!
Over the Holiday Weekend, OSC's U15 Boys competed in the OPDL Cup, which is a single-game knockout format. The tournament took place at the North London Athletic Fields, in London, Ontario.
The Oakville Wild got off to an unbeleivable start, finishing at the top of their group and completing the round robin stage with a record of 2-0-1 against tough competition in Unionville Milliken, Vaughan and Richmond Hill. This amazing effort booked the team a ticket to the finals against a strong side in North Toronto.
Both teams were aggresive early, creating chances on both ends of the field, but it was Oakville that struck first. Just past the 10 minute mark of the first half, OSC's Adam Plitchtowski battled low for the ball before finding teamate Mauro Lulli in front of the goal. Lulli made it count and buried the chance to put the Wild up 1-0 over the Nitros.
The teams continued to battle in what was a highly contested first half, until the 36th minute when Oakville struck again. Yves-Michel Tcheuyap placed the ball perfectly to make it 2-0 for The Wild. The centreback came up with a fantastic indivudual effort, slicing through the opposition before scoring his goal.
Entering into the second half, Oakville’s defence and midfield worked tirelessly to maintain the lead and finish the game 2-0. The whole team stood strong all tournament, and ended without conceding a single goal.
In winning the match, Oakville captured the U15 OPDL Cup and won the gold medal for the Ontario Summer Games.
David Harris, Executive Director of the Oakville Soccer Club, spoke highly of the team's effort, "OSC is very proud of what the U15 OPDL team accomplished at the Ontario Summer Games. The team performed well against extremely strong competition and were fantastic ambassadors for the Club both on and off the field."
Also speaking positively of the team, Chris Grierson, OSC's Senior Technical Director and acting coach, said "The Boys excelled in all areas of the pitch, and were rewarded for their strong play. The compete level they showed all weekend was unmatched and we couldn't be prouder of them for the result."
Congratulations to OSC's U15 Boys, the Club is proud of you!
You can find the match recap, including a recording of the full game here.
OSC Player Cali Clements Verbally Commits to Mercyhurst University
The Oakville Soccer Club would like to extend a huge congratulations to GU17 player, Cali Clements. This week, Cali verbally committed to play soccer at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA beginning in the fall of 2019!
Cali has worked extremely hard and has dedicated herself to her soccer development as well as her academic development. Cali obtained a 4.0 GPA and an extremely impressive 26 on her ACT's. This, coupled with her honours standing in school and her participation in Model UN at Yale University last year will help her achieve the highest academic scholarship Mercyhurst has to offer.
Cali currently plays on OSC's GU17B team, and has been called up to the A team several times this season. Cali has exhibited dedication and sportsmanship to both teams at to the Club in her time with OSC.
OSC is extremely proud of Cali and we look forward to following her success in seasons to come!
Warm Weather Expected This Weekend (June 15 - June 17, 2018)
This weekend is supposed to be a warm one! Remember to stay hydrated and drink lots of water before, during and after games and practices!