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LAST FEW DAYS LEFT TO ENTER THE NORTH MISSISSAUGA SOCCER CLUB COMPETITIVE TRIALS

Registrations are open for the last two sessions scheduled on Sept 28 and Oct 5 for U13-U18

Mississauga, 24th Sept 2019: The city’s not-for-profit community, North Mississauga Soccer Club (NMSC) that began its trials/try-outs at the competitive level on 14 September will soon draw close to its conclusion. It is accepting registrations from soccer enthusiasts U13-U18 (Boys & Girls) for its remaining slots on Sept 28 and Oct 5. The trials will be inclusive of competitive players for all-levels, including Ontario Player Development League (OPDL), Golden Horseshoe Soccer League (GHSL), and Peel Halton Development League (PHDL) teams.

The club, staying true to its value of providing an opportunity to all players to pursue soccer, is inviting participation from everyone that fulfills the criteria irrespective of their skills or experience. The trials conducted for the U8-U12 in the past week received an overwhelming response that brought in over 400 registrations at NMSC for both Rep and OPDL competitive programs combined. The North Mississauga Soccer Club is looking forward to fill more slots with the conclusion of the on-going identification sessions. With the onset of the fresh season and renewed teams, the club is also gearing up to announce some well-known names within the soccer community who are joining the coaching squad this 2019/2020 Indoor Season. These experts will form an integral part of NMSC’s mission of dedicating to the development of well-balanced, successful players at the competitive level.

Speaking about the positive response received so far for the trials, Joe Alves (NMSC President), said, “The North Mississauga Soccer Club has been elated to receive a huge response from the soccer community and locals alike. We have witnessed an increase in the number of players adding to the different teams at NMSC compared to the previous year. We realize that there is a lot of potential in the aspiring young candidates, and we are here to give them that platform to hone their skills and be ready to go out there and play at the level that is best suited for their development. We look forward to seeing more passionate players attending the remainder of the upcoming trials and become a part of our community.”

The competitive trials and identification sessions will be held on:

Saturday, September 28th, 2019 – Huron Park Turf (9am-5pm)

Saturday, October 5th, 2019 – Huron Park Turf (9am-5pm)

For detailed schedule, please visit: https://nmsc.net/fall-competitive-trials-grassroots-identification-sessions/

Interested candidates can register on the website at: https://nmsc.powerupsports.com/index.php?page=LOGIN

Meadowvale Rink to be Dedicated to Hockey Legend, Johnny Bower

An official dedication ceremony honouring Johnny Bower, former Canadian professional hockey player and four-time Stanley Cup winner, will take place on Sunday, October 28 from 1pm  at Meadowvale Four Rinks in Mississauga.

As the closest arena to the Bower family home, the dedication of the rink is in appreciation of Bower’s outstanding volunteer contributions to many Mississauga-based organizations, including the Meadowvale Minor Hockey Association. Rink 1 is the most prominent surface at the arena and was also the number Bower wore throughout his Maple Leafs playing career.

“It is an honour to recognize Johnny Bower at the arena where he was well known as a mentor to many young hockey players and where his grandchildren skated,” said Pat Saito, Councillor, Ward 9. “My only regret is Johnny is not here to receive this well-deserved recognition.”

“Johnny Bower encapsulated the spirit of belonging, a value that we embrace in the City of Mississauga,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “He was, of course, a phenomenal hockey player but more than that, his work as a philanthropist, coach and mentor are qualities that will help keep his spirit alive in Mississauga and beyond.”

Attending the Official Dedication Ceremony is free but guests are asked to consider bringing a non-perishable food item for Eden Food for Change.

Limited, complimentary parking is available at Meadowvale Four Rinks. Additional parking is available at St. Jude’s Academy located adjacent to the arena at 2150 Torquay Mews.

Please note that viewing capacity at the arena is limited. The ceremony will be livestreamed on the City of Mississauga Facebook pageContinue reading Meadowvale Rink to be Dedicated to Hockey Legend, Johnny Bower