OSC's Boys 2003 OPDL Team Participating in Inaugural BMO Champions Cup Tournament

 

The Oakville Soccer Club's Boys 2003 OPDL team is excited to participate in the Inaugural BMO Champions Cup Tournament hosted by Toronto FC.

The BMO Champions Cup Tournament has been created to provide elite teams with a post-season competition and the opportunity to showcase themselves for Canada Soccer. After a fantastic season in the Ontario Player Development League and a runner-up finish in the OPDL Charity Shield, OSC's Boys 2003 team was pleased to receive a personal invitation to the Tournament from Bill Manning, Toronto FC President.

For their first match, OSC faces off against Ginga soccer on Thursday, November 16th at 3:30, and will play again on Saturday (time TBD). Spectators are welcome to attend and cheer on the team at Kia Training Ground in Downsview.

Update: OSC defeated Ginga 5-0 in their fist game, and will take the field against Toronto FC Academy on Saturday, November 18 @ 5:30 p.m. The game will take place at Kia Training Ground - spectators are welcomed and encouraged!

For more information about the BMO Champions Cup Tournament, please click here.

Good luck, boys!

#GoOakvilleWild

 

OSC BOYS U14 TEAM FINISHES SECOND AT 2017 CHARITY SHIELD

 OSC BOYS U14 TEAM FINISHES SECOND AT 2017 ONTARIO PLAYER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP CHARITY SHIELD

OAKVILLE, ON - On Sunday, November 5, the Oakville Soccer Club's Boys U14 (2003) team competed against the North Toronto Nitros in the Ontario Player Development League Charity Shield (provincial championship).

Founded in 2014 and facilitated by Ontario Soccer, the OPDL is Ontario's standards-based youth high performance league. It combines top level competition with strict high performance training standards with the goal of developing the top soccer talent within the province.

The Charity Shield is the OPDL's provincial championship in each age group and gender, which offers players the opportunity to showcase their talent and raise money for charity in the process. All funds raised through the $5.00 admission fee to the Charity Shield are donated to a charity of the winning Club's choice. The Oakville Soccer Club elected to donate their Charity Shield funds to Kids Help Phone should they have won the match.

Following a fantastic season in which the squad amassed 47 points in 20 games with 73 goals scored to win the West Division, the team squared off against a strong side in Ottawa South in the Semi Finals.  After a well-played game on both sides, a 3-3 tie took the game to penalty kicks which the Oakville Wild won 5-4, advancing to the provincial championships.

The championship game saw OSC take on the North Toronto Nitros, who finished 2017 as the OPDL regular season league champion. After the Wild quickly tallied the game's first goal, and built the lead to 2-0, the Nitros came back to tie the game in regulation. Following the tie, the teams went to penalties which saw North Toronto outscore Oakville 5-4, leading the Nitros to a 3-2 victory.

Dave Harris, Executive Director of the Oakville Soccer Club, congratulated the team on their wonderful season, stating: “The Oakville Soccer Club is extremely proud of the efforts put forth by the U14 Boys in their OPDL season.  It is a credit to both their coach Szabi Bozsoky and to the players on how they played in competing against the league champions from North Toronto.  We could not be happier with how the Boys performed this season.”   

Senior Technical Director Chris Grierson also spoke highly of the team after the match: “It has been a tremendous season for the Boys 2003 OPDL team. Although the final result against a very good North Toronto side was not the perfect ending, every player and member of the coaching staff should be extremely proud of their performance this season. Finishing at the top of their respective league allowed all players the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of National and Provincial staff.”

The Oakville Soccer Club is extremely proud of the U14 Boys OPDL team and looks forward to watching the continued success of this team as they work towards their 2018 (U15) season.

Media Contact

Dave Harris
Executive Director
dharris@oakvillesoccer.ca
T 905-849-4436 x 4444

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. 

 

33 OAKVILLE SOCCER CLUB PLAYERS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN PROVINCIAL SCREENING PROGRAM

OAKVILLE, ON - The Oakville Soccer Club is proud to announce that 33 players from the Club's OPDL program have been selected to participate in the Ontario Soccer Provincial Screenings in November.

These U13 and U14 players have been selected by Ontario Soccer based on their performance during the 2017 OPDL season. Founded in 2014, the OPDL is Ontario's standards-based high performance league. It combines top level competition with strict high performance training standards with the goals of developing the top soccer talent within the province.

The Provincial Screening program is the first step towards players moving on to representing Ontario Soccer and its provincial teams within each of their respective age groups.

OSC Executive Director Dave Harris said of the selections: “OSC is proud to congratulate all 33 members of our Ontario Player Development League teams who have been named to the provincial screening process.  This is a tremendous and well deserved honour for our players and we wish them all the best in their quest towards joining the provincial program.”

Congratulations to the following players:

Girls Under 13
Nadia Bastasic
Natalie Capannelli
Sophie Francuz
Sophie Bernier
Ava Boyd
Medina Doka
Jada Johnson
Emma Holmes
Sophie Joly
Girls Under 14
Alanna Delle Monache
Amrit Arora
Jenna Taghikhani*
Jessica Dougall
Kendra Pelton
Asha Sunner
Mary Beth Di Fonzo
Linsey Boryszko

Boys Under 13
Daniel Christiansen
Isaiah Goldson
Rodrigo Noblecilla
Nathan Barker
Manuel Rodrigues

Boys Under 14
William Aling
Dominik Stefanski
Kevin Espiro
Lucas Russo*
Samir Ghouli
Yves Michel Tcheuyap*
Mauro Lulli
Joshua DuDiot
Carson Davidson
Calum Chau
Ethan Mendes


*Indicates players that participated in the 2017 Provincial program.

OSC Senior Technical Director Chris Grierson also extended congratulations to the players stating: “Congratulations to all 33 players from OSC on being identified throughout the 2017 OPDL season. To be selected to attend the Provincial Screening days is a huge achievement for each individual. Each player will have an opportunity to show case their skills amongst other players from Ontario and in front of Provincial Scouts and coaches”. “Good Luck to all involved and well done to all the coaching staff at OSC for their dedication and commitment to Player Development”.

The provincial screening sessions will run throughout the month of November:

  • GU13 Provincial Screening: November 18
  • BU13 Provincial Screening: November 25
  • GU14 Provincial Screening: November 19
  • BU14 Provincial Screening: November 26

The Oakville Soccer Club is proud to have these young individuals representing the Club and wishes all 33 players all the best at the Provincial Screenings.

Media Contact
Dave Harris
Executive Director
dharris@oakvillesoccer.ca
T 905-849-4436 x 4444

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. 

 

BU14 OPDL Team Wins Semi-Final!

Congratulations to the Oakville Soccer Club's Boys U14 OPDL Team! Over the weekend, they triumphed over Ottawa South in the Charity Shield Semi Final. The game was full of end-to-end action, with both teams tallying three goals. In Penalty Kicks, Oakville edged Ottawa South to book their trip to the Finals of the Charity Shield, which will be taking place this upcoming  Sunday, November 5th!

The strong showing in the Semi-Finals follows an excellent season, where the team, coached by Szabi Bozsoky, won the West Division with an impressive 47 points in 20 games with 73 scored goals.

Make sure to come out and cheer on the Boys this Sunday (November 5th) in the Finals, where they will take on a strong opponent in Toronto North. The game will take place at The Soccer Centre in Vaughn with a kick-off time of 3:00p.m. 

The Soccer Cente is located at 7601 Martin Grove Rd, Woodbridge, ON L4L 9E4. There will be an admission charge of $5.00 for those over the age of five attending. Admission will be free for those attending under five years of age. The funds raised from admission will go to a charity of the winning team's choice.

The game will also be streamed live by Ontario Soccer. You can watch the game here

Best of luck on Sunday! 

 

Oakville Soccer Club Honours Volunteers at Recognition & Awards Ceremony

 The Oakville Soccer Club was proud to host the 13th Annual Volunteer Recognition & Awards Ceremony at Le Dome Banquet Hall. This event is held annually to recognize the hard work and dedication of the 1,000+ volunteers who contribute their time and talents to the Club's programs each year.

After dinner the formal ceremony was opened by remarks from Executive Director Dave Harris, Board President Randy Bianchin, and OSA President Ron Smale. Throughout the evening several attendees shared their experiences as OSC volunteers and reflected on how being a volunteer with the Oakville Soccer Club has positively affected their lives.

The Oakville Soccer Club relies on the contributions of its dedicated volunteers in volunteer roles such as House League Coach, House League Convenor, ADP and RDP Volunteer Coaches, Team Managers/Officials, Breaking Barriers program volunteers, Board Members, Committee Members, events volunteers and camp volunteers.

In recognizing the Club’s volunteers, Executive Director Dave Harris said “I am proud to once again recognize the contributions of our outstanding volunteer base. OSC volunteers have shown time and again why they are so valuable to the organization and we could not provide our membership with the level of excellence expected without their help. The contribution of our volunteers is second to none among sports organizations and we are proud to have such important members within the Club”.

Award recipients were as follows:

House League Coach of the Year Award
This award is presented to U4 - U18 House League Coaches who are nominated by OSC's membership and demonstrate sportsmanship, skill development and a commitment to their team.

 

BU4 - Cheryl Fernandes

GU4 - Chris Marshall

BU5 - Brent Copeland

GU5 - Brandon Moore

BU6 - Mona Amr

GU6 - Fabian Navarro

BU7 - Stewart Dick

GU7 - Stewart Yepes

BU8 - Michael Reilly

GU8 - Jason Gibbons

BU9 - Manny Brar

GU9 - Manny Brar

BU10 - Michael Pagliaro

GU10 - Tom Adams

BU11 - Ryan Parker

GU11 - John Bridge

BU12 - Sanjeev Gautam

GU12 - Chrissy Cocca & Fulvio Cocca

BU13/14 - Daniel Estrada Jr.

GU13/14 - Michael Sager

BU15/16 - Paul Ribau

GU15/16 - Simon Wu

BU17/18 - Mike Dempsey

GU17/18 - Tim Lang & Morris Pedretti

 

Rep Coach of the Year Award
This award is presented to a coach who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and success of an OSC Rep Team.
Male Team - Steve Fletcher
Female Team - Rumi Jasavala

Outstanding Youth Player Award
This award is presented to a player that has demonstrated dedication to the sport of soccer and an attitude that drives improvement, achievement and success.
Male Player - Lucas Russo
Female Player - Julia Semple

Referee Awards
Presented to Referees who have achieved excellence in officiating.
Game Leader of the Year - Jason Soares
Entry Level Referee of the Year - Dragan Stanojevic, Katya Lopac
Youth Referee of the Year - Robert O'Halloran
Adult Referee Award of the Year - Jeff Andrews
Match Official Service Award - Eric Davidson

Young Volunteer of the Year Award
This award recognizes the contribution of a young adult to both the Oakville Soccer Club and the community.
Matthew Diong

Volunteer of the Year Award
Originally named Sportsperson of the Year in recognition of Jim Tonkin, this award which began in 1974 is presented to an individual who consistently demonstrates the outstanding qualities of a devoted, reliable and committed volunteer.
Jennifer Ironside, Youth House Leave Convenor

President's Award
Presented annually in honour of Joe Hinnen - a long-time volunteer with OSC - this award recognizes an untiring commitment by a volunteer to the Oakville Soccer Club
Philip DeFreitas

The Oakville Soccer Club congratulates all award winners and thanks all of the Club's volunteers for this tireless efforts. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Oakville Soccer Club, please visit www.oakvillesoccer.ca/volunteers.

Stay tuned for the 2017 Volunteer Recognition & Awards Ceremony Photo Album!

 

 

 

Oakville Soccer Club Expands Technical Department

The Oakville Soccer Club is pleased to announce the expansion of its Technical Department with the hiring of Gareth Davies as Manager of Grassroots Programs and Mark Worton as Director of Coach Development.

Davies joins the Club from his Advantage Soccer program and brings years of experience in coaching young players at the grassroots level. Davies has a strong history of developing young male and female players in all aspects of soccer as well as creating and implementing Technical Development plans and creating school programs within the community.

Davies will oversee all aspects of the Club’s grassroots programming including the Advanced Development, Open Development, and House League programs.

Mark Worton joins the Club in a full-time capacity after over 20 years of involvement with OSC. Worton has worked with Ontario Soccer as a coaching educator, delivering clinics and facilitating the development of coaches throughout the province. Worton is also currently an OPDL scout and Team Ontario coach, and has experience at the Canadian university level as the current Head Coach of the University of Waterloo Men’s Soccer team.

In making the announcement, OSC Executive Director Dave Harris stated: “We are extremely pleased to bring on two people who are as accomplished as Gareth and Mark. Their expertise in every facet of youth soccer including grassroots programming and coaching development makes them an excellent fit for the Technical Department and OSC as a whole. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the organization”.

davies worton photo