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April 3, 2019
Calls for Expression of Interest
Gatorade 5v5
Club Licensing
Soccer Now Panel
FIFA eSports
Canada vs Mexico
2019 Futsal Canadian Championship
Female Leadership Day
La Liga Ontario Soccer Summit
Benefits of OSCAR
U-18 Boys Ontario Futsal Cup
Men’s Ontario Futsal Cup
U-18 Girls Ontario Futsal Cup
Ontario Futsal Cup highlights
CONCACAF PORE
Howard Webb
Joe Fletcher and Sonia Denoncourt
Club Licensing Program
Electronic Fund Transfer
Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan video
2019-2021 Strategic Plan
Upcoming Events
Female Leadership Day
April 14, 2019

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Call for Expressions of Interest for Ontario Soccer Board of Directors due by this Sunday
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The Nominations Committee is seeking qualified candidates for positions and who are able to contribute to Ontario Soccer in a way that reflects the values of inclusiveness, respect, integrity, high ethical standards, community building and is player-centred.

Complete candidate packages must be submitted electronically by end of day Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Click here for more information and how to apply.

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Two OPDL teams qualify to compete on the world’s stage
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Two Ontario Player Development League teams have qualified for the Gatorade 5v5 Global Finals and will now compete with over 20 other countries on the world stage.

This year saw two new finalists, as Oakville SC and hosts United FA won their respective competitions over the weekend and, as well as receiving a Gatorade Sweat Test, they will now travel to Madrid, Spain as the Canadian representative in the Global final.

Click here for more information on Gatorade 5v5 and the finals.

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WATCH – Jason de Vos and Dave Nutt discuss the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program
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Canada Soccer’s Jason de Vos, Director of Soccer Development and Dave Nutt, Manager of Development – Operations, joined a packed 2019 Ontario Soccer Summit session to thoroughly go through the Club Licensing program with delegates.

The primary goals of Club Licensing are to set clearly defined standards and expectations, recognize excellence in the soccer community, raise the level of all soccer organizations and finally, drive change in the soccer community.

Click here to watch their in-class session.

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WATCH – The Soccer Now Panel discuss the State of the Game in Canada
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The Soccer Now discussion panel at the 2019 Ontario Soccer Summit covered an array of relevant topics in our game today and included a star-studded compliment of guests.

The guests included: Jason de Vos (Canada Soccer), Ian Campbell (FC London), Diego Moratorio (MLS Canada), Roy Nasrallah (Canadian Premier League) and Bill Manning (Toronto FC).

Click here to watch this exciting discussion on the state of the game in Canada.

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The launch of FIFA eSports Platform
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Driven by membership input and consultation, Ontario Soccer is in the process of further exploring eSports possibilities and implications for the growth of soccer in Ontario.

Following up on the recent FIFA 19 eSports tournament, held at the 2019 Ontario Soccer Summit, in conjunction with Northern Arena, Ontario Soccer would like to extend to all interested members the opportunity to engage in upcoming eSports events throughout the spring and summer.

Click here for more information on the eSports strategic initiative and registering for upcoming events.

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Canada to play Mexico at BMO Field in Toronto on May 18
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Canadians will have the opportunity to see Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team live in action before the team departs on its mission to bring home the top prize in women’s football – the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy.

Canada will face Mexico on Saturday, May 18 at BMO Field in Toronto. Tickets are now sale.

Click here for more information on the game and how to purchase tickets.

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2019 Futsal Canadian Championship schedule announced
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Canada Soccer has unveiled the competition schedule for the 2019 Futsal Canadian Championship to be held April 11-14, 2019 and streamed live on CanadaSoccer.com from Queen’s University in Kingston, ON.

The competition will feature two teams from Ontario and as well as champions from Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, Yukon and Nunavut.

Click here for more information on the 2019 Futsal Canadian Championships.

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Be part of Female Leadership Day on April 14
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Ontario Soccer believes in the need to develop our next generation of female leaders on and off the pitch.

Hosted in partnership with the Durham Region Soccer Association (DRSA), the Female Leadership Day will be the second of its kind, following the success of the first event held in Brampton (hosted in partnership with Brams United Girls Soccer Club).

Nancy Spotton, the CEO of MPWR, will lead a day of discovery about you and connecting with others.

Click here for more information on the upcoming event.

Click here to watch Nancy Spotton’s recent keynote speech from Ontario Soccer Summit to get a taste of what you can expect.

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WATCH – La Liga’s Carlos Casal Lopez at Ontario Soccer Summit
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Carlos Casal Lopez is La Liga’s Senior Specialist in Sports Projects Development, leading projects in several countries, including USA, China, Iran, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Botswana and the United Arab Emirates.

Lopez led Ontario Soccer Summit attendees through a detailed look behind La Liga’s player philosophy, grassroots programs throughout the world and his own impressive profile.

Click here to watch the classroom session from Ontario Soccer Summit.

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Need help getting used to OSCAR? Check out our resources
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the launch of its new registration platform, which will serve to connect soccer in the province like never before.

Ontario Soccer Club & Academy Registry (OSCAR), previously referred to as the Member Management Registration System, has been built in association with SportsEngine, the Official Technology Partner of Ontario Soccer and will now let Clubs and Academies connect their real-time participation registration data on a single platform.

Click here to read more about OSCAR.

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London Athletic Canadian FC win U-18 Boys Ontario Futsal Cup
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The U-18 Boys Ontario Futsal Cup final saw the Kitchener Academy taking on London Athletic Canadian FC in a game that would come down to the final minute.

With London leading by two in the final minutes, Kitchener drew to within one and would press to find the equalizer.

Click here to read the match report, watch highlights and find photos from the final.

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GTA Futsal come from behind to win Men’s Ontario Futsal Cup
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The Men’s Ontario Futsal Cup featured GTA Futsal taking on Ottawa Gloucester Celtic for the right to advance to the Futsal Canadian Championships.

Ottawa jumped out to an early 2-0 lead before GTA Futsal battled back and made it an incredibly close affair.

Click here to read the match report, watch the highlights and see photos from the final.

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Hamilton United Elite SC hold on to win U-18 Girls Ontario Futsal Cup
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The U-18 Girls Ontario Futsal Cup final saw Hamilton United Elite SC facing Mississauga Dixie Athletics.

Hamilton would lead for much of the match but the final would come down to the dying moments as Mississauga pressed to tie it.

Click here to read the match report, watch highlights and see photos from the final.

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WATCH – Three 2019 Ontario Futsal Cup champions crowned
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The 2019 Ontario Futsal Cup wrapped up for three divisions this weekend at Durham College in Oshawa.

The campus played host to the U-18 Boys and Girls, as well as the Men’s final, on a day that brought numerous special moments as three titles were captured.

Click here to watch the highlights of the 2019 Ontario Futsal Cup.

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Ontario match official selected for CONCACAF PORE
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Three Canadian match officials, including one from Ontario, have been selected to take part in further development.

Cole Shoemaker (BC), Brad Doubrough (ON) and Sebastian Noshinravani (QC) have been selected to the CONCACAF Program of Referee Excellence (PORE).

Click here to find out more about this accomplishment.

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Watch highlights from Howard Webb’s keynote speech
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Ontario Soccer has released the highlights from Howard Webb’s keynote speech at the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019.

The former international match official and General Manager of Professional Referee Organization delighted a packed house at Wolf Performance Hall with stories about his World Cup experiences, his philosophy as a match official and his work with Video Assistant Referee.

Click here to watch the highlights of Howard Webb’s keynote speech.

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Joe Fletcher and Sonia Denoncourt led match official sessions
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Ontario Soccer Summit had the opportunity to hear from two seasoned match officials.

Joe Fletcher, former Canadian international match official, and Sonia Denoncourt, former FIFA referee, led a series of related drills, fitness and sprint testing.

Click here to watch the Ontario Soccer Summit session.

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Roll-out of Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program continues
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Ontario Soccer is preparing to roll-out the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program across the province.

The roll-out includes workshops that are available for Districts, Leagues, Club and Academies.

Applications to join the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program will open in March 2019.

Click here for more information on workshops and how to apply.

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Cheque payments moving to Electronic Payments via EFT
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Ontario Soccer has reviewed the time it takes to process payments to members and suppliers. In addition, Ontario Soccer has reviewed with our bankers, the incidence of an increased potential for fraud in relation to the preparation and distribution of paper cheques.

Accordingly, Ontario Soccer are transitioning all payments made by cheque to electronic payments.

Click here for more information on this change.

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WATCH – Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan: Reflections and Ambitions
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Ontario Soccer announced its 2019-2021 Strategic Plan early in 2019.

At the Ontario Soccer Summit, delegates got a first look back on the recent successes at Ontario Soccer and a deeper dive into the areas Ontario Soccer will target over the next three years.

Click here to watch the Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan: Reflections and Ambitions.

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Ontario Soccer releases 2019-2021 Strategic Plan
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce its, Board of Directors approved, new Strategic Plan for 2019-2021, which will serve as a road map for soccer in the province over the next three years.

The Strategic Plan will focus on four key areas of the sport and within those areas, each have three Strategic Initiatives where Ontario Soccer will look at tackling opportunities on and off the field.

Click here to read more about the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan.

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