For the first time ever, a team of Canadian soccer players competed at the international level in blind soccer and history was made. The squad of six players and two coaching staff travelled south to Chula Vista, California and the US Olympic and Paralympic Training Centre for a three-day camp that included training and back-to-backContinue reading “Soccability Canada makes history.”
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‘Safe Sport is here to stay’
Allison Forsyth, 2-time Olympian, 8-time alpine Canadian Champion summed up the national movement towards a safer sport environment simply as that – her to stay. What she then went on to explain was a reality check for many of the 200 delegates attending her keynote speech at the Ontario Soccer Summit hosted by the UniversityContinue reading “‘Safe Sport is here to stay’”
2022 Summary Report
‘Is your Club an accessible Club?’ -11 years on.
11 years ago, an article was published in the popular Canadian soccer magazine Inside Soccer. To put the timeline in context, the Women’s National Team had just finished the World Cup without a win and scoring only 1 goal despite being a tournament favourite, Aron Winter was Head Coach of Toronto FC and finished theContinue reading “‘Is your Club an accessible Club?’ -11 years on.”
Blind Soccer hits the road.
The blind soccer teams from Pickering FC and North Mississauga SC hit the road last Sunday for a busy day of activity across Southern Ontario. The teams started the morning at The International Centre in Mississauga for the All-State Soccer Show. It was fantastic to represent blind soccer at this event, the first-time disability soccerContinue reading “Blind Soccer hits the road.”
Saskatchewan Soccer celebrates inclusion.
This past weekend the Saskatchewan Soccer Association (SSA) continued their commitment towards inclusion and accessibility in soccer with the hosting of a Soccability Canada workshop to help inform grassroots clubs about the broad range of soccer formats that exist. Ten delegates from grassroots clubs, the provincial soccer organization (PSO) and the provincial rugby association wereContinue reading “Saskatchewan Soccer celebrates inclusion.”
Ontario Para Sport Games 2022
Mississauga May 14-15, 2022. After a three year hiatus the Ontario Para Sport Games were back. Teams from Pickering and North Mississauga battled through three games together with NMSC winning 2 and sharing a tie. The final game was treated as the grand final and NMSC continued to have the upper hand with Golden BootContinue reading “Ontario Para Sport Games 2022”
Blind soccer can’t be ignored!
A number of significant ‘firsts’ were made in May at our blind soccer course in Ontario.
Call To Action #2
In June, 2021 we shared with you a ‘Call To Action’ which we focused on the role and expectations of Canada Soccer National Youth License clubs. As a brief reminder it called on club leaders (board and staff) to put their stake in the ground and start building an accessible soccer program. Access and inclusionContinue reading “Call To Action #2”
The Soccability Forum
The Soccability Forum saw a record 14 people on the call this week for our fourth virtual meeting. The Forum is structured as four quarterly meetings throughout the year that are open to soccer club based program leaders who may, or may not, have an inclusive program already. The agenda has remainder quite informal andContinue reading “The Soccability Forum”