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NFSC - Ontario Soccer COVID-19 Update - May 11th, 2020

By Christina Stranges, 05/11/20, 9:30PM EDT


     Today we have received word from the City of Niagara Falls - Parks and Recreation that City Facilities will remain closed until the end of June.   In addition, we have also received a memo from Ontario Soccer/Canada Soccer that all in-person Soccer Activies will remain cancelled or postponed until the end of June as well. 

Click Here to read official Ontario Soccer Memo RE:  COVID-19 Update.

NFSC, along with the Niagara Soccer Association, will continue to work on a modified season until the "Return to Play" action is called upon.  All Soccer Leagues (NSL, GHSL, PSL, PVSL) and Ontario Soccer (Ontario Cup) are continuing to plan for that call as well. 

Ontario Soccer is still conducting online courses for Coaching so if any Coaches were registered for a course, it will be available online very soon with an on-field component to be done at a later date.   They have also opened up two more C Licence Courses.  They will also be conducted online and the on-field portion will be done at a later time at a selected venue for anyone still interested in obtaining National Licencing. 

Please know that the NFSC Board  and Technical Staff understand that there are many of our members that are anxious to get out on the fields and get back to playing soccer.  However, we have to remember that safety is paramount and we can only follow the directives of those higher up (City, OS, CS, NSA, NH, and Government).

At this time, we would like to assure our NFSC parents that we, the NFSC Board, along with our governing Soccer bodies, and the City of Niagara Falls, will continue to monitor this COVID-19 situation on a month to month basis.  We will continue to prepare and be ready, so that when we are cleared to play and it is safe to do so, rest assured, the TITANS will be ready to go! 

These times are truely unprecedented.  If at some point the decision is made that there will be no soccer, our members will be notified and parents and players will NOT lose out.  We are asking everyone to be patient and stay positive!!

We urge everyone to continue to practice social distancing, proper hand-washing, and respecting the decisions of the City and the NFSC Board by staying off the fields even though they continue to maintain them .

We thank you for all your support and continue to pray that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel to this pandemic.

Stay safe and we wish all our NFSC families a great long weekend.