Soccer in McCauley
A busy season ahead: information on teams and game locations.
Soon the fields will be dry and Giovanni Caboto Park will be bustling with activity. We are so grateful for our beautiful park and its sports fields.
This year Edmonton will be hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup at Commonwealth and our park will become very busy with visitors from far and near passing through. The City has reserved most of June in Giovanni Park for activities surrounding FIFA Women’s World Cup. EMSA (Edmonton Minor Soccer) will not be scheduling any games at all on game days, so that families can make plans to catch one of the games. Game days are as follows:
- June 6: Canada vs. China and New Zealand vs. Netherlands
- June 11: Canada vs. New Zealand and China vs. Netherlands
- June 16: Switzerland vs. Cameroon and Australia vs. Sweden
- June 20 and 22: Round of 16 games
- June 27: Quarter final
- July 1: Semi-final
- July 4: Third place game
The McCauley Community League plans on hosting a Soccer Celebration at the end of June, celebrating over 30 years of community soccer in McCauley.
The McCauley Community League hopes to have 6-8 teams this year, from U4-U14. The U4’s for the first time, will be sanctioned by EMSA (Edmonton minor soccer), as a non-competitive, non-game group, with the focus being entirely about children touching and being comfortable with the ball. U6 and U8 teams will be non-competitive, but will play fun games, and U10-U14 will be competitive. This year our U10-U14’s will not be playing games in Giovanni, and not because of the FIFA games. It was voted by directors of EMSA North to choose 12 central fields for each division, and have those fields maintained and lined 3 times a year. The goal is to have better quality fields, that are always lined, for the competitive level. The upside of this decision, is that the younger non-competitive groups, U4-U8, will be able to utilize the fields close to home. They will, however, not be lining U4-U8 fields, but will rather be teaching U4-U8 coaches how to set up their fields using pylons. We are also hoping to take advantage of the mini sports field located in Sacred Heart Park, next to the playground by Sacred Heart Church.
By the time you are reading this we will have already completed soccer registration at the Boys and Girls Club. If you still want to get your child on a team, give me, Grace Kuipers, Soccer Director for EMSA North, a call (780) 421-4363. If our teams are full, that’s OK, we can often find you a team to play on at a neighbouring community as well.