The Oakville Soccer Club is proud to celebrate the success of our teams in the Peel Halton Development League and the Golden Hoseshoe Soccer League this past summer. Between the two Leagues, OSC teams captured eight League Championships and five League Cup Championships.
The dedication of the players, coaches, managers and parents is very apparent as we see the success which has been achieved on the pitch.
Congratulations to all teams on a fantastic 2016 Summer season!
GOLDEN HORSESHOE SOCCER LEAGUE REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
2016 League Champions
Elite 15 Boys
Elite 18 Girls
2016 League Cup Champions
Elite 15 Boys
Elite 16 Boys
Elite 18 Girls
PEEL HALTON DISTRICT LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
2016 League Champions
First 13 Boys Red
First 14 Boys
Second 15 Boys
Premier 15 Girls
First 15 Girls
Premier 17 Boys
2016 League Cup Champions
Under 13 Boys
Under 15 Girls
Oakville Soccer Club Goes Wild
Oakville, ON - The Oakville Soccer Club is excited to unveil its new team name, the Oakville Wild.
During an Oakville-wide 'Name the Team Contest' held in March of 2016, members of the Club and community submitted their suggestions for a team name for the Club. The entries were narrowed down to the four most popular submissions - Oakville Wild, Oakville Coyotes, Oakville United and the Oakville Lions. Club and community members then voted on their favourite team name, and Oakville Wild was the winner.
OSC worked closely with The Laundry, a design firm that had created OSC's crest several years ago. In consultation with staff and members, the Oakville Wild logo was created, and reflects the strong brand of the Oakville Soccer Club by using its crest shape in the face of the lion and integrating the core colours of the Club - blue and red (see attached).
OSC created the Name the Team initiative in order to increase brand recognition and to allow Representative teams to have a common team name that shows the pride and identity of the largest amateur soccer club in North America. The Club's crest will remain OSC's flagship logo, with the Wild logo acting as a secondary brand tool.
With the launch of the Oakville Wild team name and logo, OSC is pleased to present a line of Oakville Wild apparel for players and supporters to wear.
"The Oakville Soccer Club is proud to unveil the Wild name and logo to our members and the community. This exciting brand expansion will provide the Club with a renewed presence and energy as our teams assume the name in competition and give spectators the opportunity to cheer on 'the Wild'," said OSC Executive Director Dave Harris.
Oakville Wild apparel is available at the Pine Glen Soccer Centre (1520 Pine Glen Road, Oakville) as well as Absolute Soccer (4130 Fairview Street, Burlington).
Quantity of both T-shirts and Hoodies is limited, so make sure to come by and pick yours up today!
16 OAKVILLE SOCCER CLUB PLAYERS NAMED TO OSA PROVINCIAL SCREENING PROGRAM
Oakville, ON – The Oakville Soccer Club is proud to announce that 16 members of the 2003 Boys & Girls OPDL program have been selected to the Ontario Soccer Association’s Provincial Screening Program. This program, which identifies the top players at their respective age groups, is run each season by the Ontario Soccer Association.
The following players have been invited into the program:
Girls 2003 OPDL Player Invitees – Seven Female Players Identified
• Jessica Dougall • Jenna Taghikhani • Amrit Singh • Alanna Delle Monache • Asha Sunner • Sophie Francuz • Mary Beth DiFonzo
Boys 2003 OPDL Player Invitees – Nine Male Players Identified
• Sebastian Petrilli • Yves Michel Tcheuyap • Lucas Russo • Kevin Espiro • Samir Ghouli • Ethan Mendes • Dominik Stefanski • Daniel Clarke • Adam Plichtowski
Regarding the naming of players to the Provincial Screening Process, Oakville Soccer Club Senior Technical Director Chris Grierson said: “This is a great testament to all the players identified and I wish them all the best at their respective PSC days. I would also like to thank the respective coaching staffs for all of their hard work and commitment to the OPDL program and the Oakville Soccer Club.”
OPDL Scouting and Identification Process
During the OPDL season, the OSA Technical Staff has been observing the players when they have been competing within their Inter league matches and use the following parameters:
Each one of these components is further broken down into detailed Skill Habits such as: vision and awareness, passing and receiving, creating space amongst others.
All data collected by OPDL is tracked and stored along with their quarterly rubrics. At the end of each OPDL season, the database is used to assist the selection of approximately 90 to 120 players to attend the Provincial Screening Competition in November.
The event will take place at the Hanger Outdoor Dome (Downsview Park, 75 Carl Hall Rd, North York, ON M3K 2B9), on Saturday, November 19th for the girls and Saturday, November 26th for the boys.
Media Contact: Dave Harris Executive Director Oakville Soccer Club 905-849-4436 ext. 4444 email@example.com
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. OSC carries the Gold Standard Award for Club Excellence from the Ontario Soccer Association. OSC’s tradition of excellence includes eight national championships, 56 Ontario Cup winners and a large number of players selected to represent Canada both at national and international levels. OSC is committed to advancing every player through technical training, encouragement and opportunities for players to advance their soccer and life skills.
OSC Honours Volunteers at Annual Awards Ceremony
The Oakville Soccer Club was proud to host the 12th Annual Volunteer Recognition & Awards Ceremony at Le Dome Banquet Hall. This event is held annually to recognize the hard work and dedication of the 900+ 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, Town Councillor and Acting Mayor Tom Adams, 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.
In recognizing the Club’s volunteers, Executive Director Dave Harris said “I am thrilled to once again recognize the outstanding volunteer base of the Oakville Soccer Club. The commitment to excellence that these volunteers display is a credit to them and shows their dedication to ensuring our members enjoy a positive soccer experience. Our volunteers are second to none among sports organizations and we are proud to have such important members contributing so much to 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 - Kristy Wheeler
GU4 - Emilio Presti
BU5 - Paul Fisher
GU5 - Peter Misek & Carol Misek
BU6 - Hamza Syed
GU6 - Nelson Damaso
BU7 - Mark Kernaghan
GU7 - Nick Candiotto
BU8 - George Adu
GU8 - Chris Jackson
BU9 - Bianca Rezende & Rodrigo Rezende
GU9 - Lillo Puma
BU10 - Peter Longo
GU10 - Janet Mastrella
BU11 - Cynthia O’Halloran & Robert O’Halloran
GU11 - Tom Zaks
BU12 - Samantha Sanchez-Ortiz
GU12 - Greg Norkett
BU13/14 - Alessia Bisogni
GU13/14 - Paul Riddle
BU15/16 - Kevin Machej & Brianna Machej
GU15/16 - Bruce Johnson
BU17/18 - Michael Shiels
GU17/18 - Stephen Ross
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 - Philip DeFreitas Female Team - Anthony Sabatelli
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 - Yves-Michel Tcheuyap Female Player - Lauren Sparling
Referee Awards Presented to Referees who have achieved excellence in officiating. Game Leader Award - Katie Kennedy & Karley Janula Entry Level Referee Award - Kristina Makxam Youth Referee Award - Alexandra Labuda Adult Referee Award - Tom Tsipas Senior Referee Award - Jim Cirillo
Young Volunteer of the Year Award This award recognizes the contribution of a young adult to both the Oakville Soccer Club and the community. Taylor Conn Ana Grant
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. Robin Mohamid, Rep Team Manager
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 Victor Maciel - Victor has served on OSC's Discipline Committe, has been a House League Convenor and has been a dedicated House League coach for several years. A past recipient of the House League Coach of the Year Award and the Volunteer of the Year Award, Victor is a fixture in OSC's House League Program.
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 click here.