Toronto Footy Sevens Coed Soccer League

Tuesday Champions Round-Up

Toronto Footy Sevens Coed Soccer League

The Good Team – Tuesday Coed Champions

What was June’s game of the month? Spain vs Portugal? Germany vs Sweden? Argentina vs Nigeria? We have a different candidate for that accolade . . . Tuesday’s Coed League final between UKS United and The Good Team.

It was fitting that the top two team in the regular season made it to the final. UKS brought their regular season form onto the field straight away, quickly establishing a 2-0 first half lead. Even though they had dug themselves an early hole, The Good Team proved that they were indeed a  . . .ehm . . . “good team” by dragging themselves back into the game with a couple of goals to go into the break tied at 2-2.

It looked like a name change may be in order (perhaps “The Great Team”?) when they reversed the deficit just after half time to lead 4-2. UKS weren’t finished though. and pulled it back to 4-3 before The Good Team restored their cushion. UKS drew closer again before the big guns came out. The equaliser was a rocket from 20-yards, tying the game at 5-5 before The Good Team pulled out their own long-range artillery with another screamer to re-take the lead.

With the clock against them, UKS United pushed forward desperately looking for the equaliser but, as so often happens, were caught on the break with a killer counter-attack. A late goal pulled it back to 7-6 as time ran out, but the final whistle came before they could muster an equaliser and a classic final drew to a close with The Good Team crowned Spring Coed Champions. What. . . A. . . Game!

The Coed Division Two final didn’t quite have the same end to end magic but was an excellent game too. Pitch Please! made the early running and took the lead before being pegged back by The Misfits. Another couple of goals had Pitch Please cruising towards victory with a 3-1 lead,  only to be rocked by The Misfits pulling one bag to narrow their lead to one. Just like the division 1 final, the game went from end to end as the Misfits chased the game and both tems had their chances. Eventually though, it was Pitch Please! who took their chances to tie-up the division championship with a 5-2 scoreline.

Join us for summer coed soccer

All four of our finalists will be back to try to defend their title (or go one better) in the summer season. There are already 17 teams signed up to start next week, but we can still fit in another handful of teams (or individual sign-ups). If you want to join the upcoming summer season of the Tuesday Coed League, head over to the Toronto Footy Sevens website for full details and registration or e-mail us at chris@footysevens.com.

Toronto Footy Sevens Coed Soccer League

Pitch Please!- Tuesday Coed Div 2 Champions

Tuesday Men’s League Final

The World Cup enters the knock-out stage and brings with it the nerve-shredding tension of penalty shoot-outs. We had one of our own last night with the Tuesday Men’s league final matching all of the late drama we’ve seen in so many games in this World Cup.

Mean Machine were off and running with an early goal, but couldn’t keep it for long against an always potent United Brothers forward line. The teams went into the break locked at 1-1 and neither team managed to add to their lead as the game clock ticked towards the end of the match. The breakthough finally came when Mean Machine looked to have won it in the final minutes, but United Brothers weren’t quite done yet, sending the game to penalty kicks with a late, late equaliser.

As always the shoot-out was a tense affair, with both goalkeepers making some magnificent saves. However it was Mean Machine that triumphed in the end to take the title and derail United Brothers quest to become the first two-time Toronto Footy Sevens champions.

Sign-up for our summer men’s leagues at the Toronto Footy Sevens website.

Toronto Footy Sevens Soccer leagues at Heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton

Mean Machine – Tuesday Men’s Champions

 

Footy For All Spring Session Comes to a Close

Spring Tuesday Brampton_00002Tonight saw the the official end of the spring season of our Footy For All kids soccer programs. (We actually have one more Thursday session next week to make up for one that was postponed because of lightning.)

We would like to thank the 200+ kids who joined us for the spring session for all of the energy and fun that they brought each week as well as all of the mums and dads for bringing them each week. It was great to meet you all and we really appreciated all of the kind words and positive feedback that we have heard throughout the season, We hope you enjoyed it even more than we did.

Summer Season Begins July 3rd

Our next season will start in the first week of July and runs throughout the school holidays until the second last week of August. Once again it will be an 8 week program played at the same time and same place every week at the brand new field at Heart Lake Secondary School on Conestoga Drive in Brampton.

Some of our programs are already sold out and we only have a hand full of spaces left at some of our age groups.

  • Micro Soccer (Junior and Senior Kindergarten) – Wednesdays and Thursdays are completely sold out. We have 7 spaces available for Mondays.
  • Kids Soccer (1st and 2nd Grade) – Wednesday is sold out. 11 spaces available on Monday and 4 available on Thursday.
  • Junior Soccer (3rd and 4th Grade) – 8 Spaces available on Tuesday and 5 on Wednesday.
  • Youth Soccer (5th and 6th Grade) – 6 Spaces available on Wednesday

You can find full details and registration for all of our programs at on our website.

In person registration evening; Wednesday June 27th

For those of you who would like to register in person or pay in cash rather than online, we will be hosting a registration evening at Heart Lake Secondary School.

When: Wednesday June 27th 6.30pm-8pm

Where: Heart Lake Secondary School, 296 Conestoga Drive, Brampton.

Registration will be available for any remaining spaces in our upcoming Footy For All summer programs.

Thank you to our sponsors: Leon’s – Part of the Family

We would once again like to thank our sponsors for their generous support. Please visit them at:

Phone (905) 798-1180

 

 

Recreational Soccer Leagues at Heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton

Brampton’s Spring Soccer League Line-Up

Recreational Soccer Leagues at Heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton

Toronto Footy Sevens is delighted to announce our league line-up for Spring 2018. We’ll have 7-vs-7 Men’s, Women’s and Co-Ed soccer leagues available at the new 7-a-side fields at Heart Lake Secondary School on Conestoga Drive in Brampton. Our inaugural season launched last September upon completion of the new field and we’ll be expanding to 5 leagues for our first ever spring season.

Only $750 per team

Each league will be be fully refereed, played on purpose-built, properly lined 7-vs-7 fields with divider nets and FIFA quality turf and will cost only $750+tax per team. The leagues last for 9 weeks beginning the first week of May 2018 and games will kick off at 7pm, 8pm or 9pm each week.

Five great leagues to choose from

Secure your space now with a $250 deposit!

Individual Players

Don’t worry if you don’t have full team, we also have space for individuals and small groups of players with individual registration available for all leagues. Spaces are $85.00+tax and include an Umbro Clima-lite jersey. 

All you have to do is sign-up, let us know if there is anyone else signing up with you that you want to play with, and we’ll place you and your friends together with other individuals to form a team.

Registration

Whether you are registering a whole team or just as an individual, registration couldn’t be simpler and can be completed online at the Toronto Footy Sevens Website. If you’d like to pay cash, please drop us an email and we can make the appropriate arrangements.

We will also be hosting a live registration at Heart Lake Secondary school in March for youth and adult registration. We’ll post the date on our website nearer to the time.

Kids Programs and Field Rentals

Don’t forget we have a wide range of kids soccer programs at the Heart Lake Secondary School field as well as times when the field is available for rental for clubs and organisations.

If you have any questions about any of our adult leagues, kids programs or field rentals, e-mail us at admin@footysevens.com.

7s Field

Crossing the Finish Line: Construction Blog #7

Ball at Centre spot

We got there!

It seems appropriate that the finish line for the track was pretty much the last part of the project to be completed. After months of construction, the field and track are now complete and have started to be used by the students at Heart Lake Secondary School, our Footy Sevens Soccer Leagues, our Footy For All Kids soccer programs and various rental groups.

The team from Tracktech International had flown in to paint the lanes and lines on the track. We had no idea how much went into that part of the job. It took three days and we’re definitely in good hands: it was the same team that lined the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing!

We’ve been very lucky all round with all of the contractors and experts working on the field, and we are absolutely blown away by the quality of the field, the track, the lighting and the other parts of the field. The initial feedback from players, parents and kids has been fantastic and we are delighted to finally see soccer being played on the field.

What’s coming up on the field?

As we posted yesterday, we had our first Footy For All kids programming on there on Tuesday, and last night our first ever league games kicked off (see the photos below). Late registration is still available for both adults and kids and rental times are also available. And don’t forget our Kicking Cancer’s Butt Charity tournament that’s coming up on Saturday 23rd of September.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the planning, construction and completion of the project in any way, and we look forward to working together with Heart Lake Secondary School and the Peel District School Board at the field for many years to come.

FIFA-grade soccer field at heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton

Almost There! Construction Blog #6

FIFA-grade soccer field at heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton

We are so close to being ready to go at the new field! The field itself is completely finished with the turf down, all the various field lines stitched into place and the goals and divider nets etc. all on site and getting assembled.

The last piece of the puzzle will be the final coat on top of the track and then painting the lanes and start and finish lines. Unfortunately we’ve had a couple of delays on this last step due to the weather but if we can get some good luck with the weather, we should be all done within the next week.

If you do happen to pop by to see what the new field looks like, PLEASE DO NOT GO ONTO THE FIELD AS THE TRACK SURFACE MAY NOT BE DRY and walking across it can ruin the surface and necessitate another coat and another delay. Sorry to get a little preachy there everyone, we know people are curious and have been coming by and want to get on the field to see what it is like, and we just want to make sure that everyone knows not to go onto the field until after it is all complete.

If any of you are members of a local club or sports organisation, and would like a chance to try out the field for free before the end of August, contact us at chris@footysevens.com  or by calling us on 289-632-1855 and you can book a time to bring your team down for a training session, rearranged game or kick-about free of charge.

Don’t forget we have our 7v7 soccer leagues starting in the first week of September and running through until the end of October. Be one of the first teams to get a chance to play on the newest venue in town. Full details can be found on the Footy Sevens website.

For those of you with kids, don’t forget we have our youth soccer programs starting that week too, with programs for boys and girls age 4-11 that are fun for kids, and easy for adults. We want to take the stress out of kids sports! You can find full details at footyforall.ca

New FIFA-grade turf field on Conestoga Drive

Testing the LED floodlight system at the new field at Heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton

View of the new turf field looking towards Heart Lake Secondary School

TURFS UP! Construction Blog #5

View of the new turf field looking towards Heart Lake Secondary School

Fieldturf Revolution 360 getting laid at Heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton

It’s an exciting couple of days for us as we are finally starting to see the turf laid on the new field. It’s getting closer and closer to completion and to the start of our adult leagues and kids programs. After months of the heavy construction of making sure the base underneath the turf is perfect, the giant rolls of turf are finally being rolled out and stitched together to form the field. We have an amazing crew of installers from Fieldturf here to lay the Revolution 360 turf and the care and attention that they put into getting the field just right is incredible.

There are large sections of the field already covered and within a couple of days all of the area inside the inner oval of the track will be turf.

All of the lines that run side to side across the field come already woven into the turf. In the photo below, you can see the centre line of the full size soccer field, flanked by the blue sidelines of 7v7 fields 2 and 3. When we are playing 7v7 with the field divided into 4, the removable divider net will run the length of the centre line, keeping the ball close at hand for all the 7v7 games.

What about the other field lines?

All of the lines which run in the other direction, like the sides of the penalty boxes and the centre circle etc. are cut into the turf after it is laid, so all of the lines are permanently part of the turf right from the start. After that the “infill” is added to the turf surface the sand and rubber mixture gives the turf the familiar feel that is ideal for the soccer, rugby, lacrosse and other sports that will be played there.

If you would like to get on the field, there are a number of way to do so:

Join one of our Footy Sevens 7v7 soccer leagues which begin in late August. We’ve got men’s women’s and coed soccer available from Sunday to Thursday. You can currently save up to $200 off of the cost of joining one of our leagues.

Brampton Adult Soccer Leagues

 

Play in the Kicking Cancer’s Butt Charity Tournament and raise money to fight cancer here in Brampton. We’re hosting our first charity soccer tournament at the field on Saturday, August 26th and all of the team fees will be donated directly to the William Osler Health Service Foundation’s oncology unit.

Charity Soccer Tournament in aid of the William Osler Health Service Foundation

Sign your kids up for Footy For All Kids programs. We’ve got fall soccer programs for kids age 4-9 at the new field beginning in the first week of September.

micro-tuesdays

Rent the field: If you are looking to rent the field, it is available to rent as either a full size soccer, lacrosse, rugby or other sport field or as smaller, individual 7v7 soccer fields.

Turf Centre

Fieldturf Revolution 360 getting laid at Heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton

 

 

 

Construction of new field and track at Heart Lake Secondary School

On Track: Construction Blog #4

Heart Lake Secondary school new track construction

The asphalt for the track in place at Heart Lake Secondary School

We’re starting to see noticeable changes on the project each week as the track and turf get closer and closer to completion. The major change over the past few days has been the asphalt being laid in layers between the two curbs which had already been installed. The asphalt forms the basis for the track with the high tech “rubber” layer laid on top of the smooth surface to give the energy return and tactile feel that are the hallmark of modern track surfaces.

The base layer beneath the turf continues to be constructed layer by layer and the drainage system is now in place. The top layers (of the base) are being worked on to get it up to the exacting specifications required before the turf layer gets put into place. It won’t be long until we see the huge rolls of green turf appear on site, ready to be rolled out onto the field like a carpet and stitched together once laid into place.

We are still on target for a mid-August completion date and leagues, rentals and programming will start in mid to late August. Out kids programming will begin in early September after the schools go back.

We’ll be posting regular updates on the construction of the new field and track at Heart Lake Secondary, 296 Conestoga Drive, Brampton on torontofootyblog.com. For details of our upcoming adult 7v7 soccer leagues and field rentals go to toronto.footysevens.com and for kids programs, check us out at our FootyForAll website or contact us at chris@footysevens.com.