NOTICE TO YOUTH CLUB MEMBERS AND PARENTS
SOUTH REGION SOCCER LEAGUE ANNOUNCEMENT
The South Region Soccer League announced Monday Dec 9th that the 'SRSL Executive' of the OSA designated Regional league for Peel Halton, Hamilton & District and Niagara is refusing to operate a league for the U13 age group in 2014.
This myopic action taken by the SRSL Executive is clearly not in the best interests of; players, SRSL Member Clubs, the SRSL corporation or the game in general.
The PHSA has been consulting with the OSA and the other District's, our BOD met on Monday night to discuss the position and the we will be meeting with the Presidents of Niagara and Hamilton to respond to this action. As well communications have been initiated with the OSA League Management Committee who oversees the Regional Leagues.
The three districts and the OSA want to assure members, parents and players that there will be a Regional league in 2014 which will be competitive, organized and sustainable.
PHSA Club's can look for an update after the district meetings this week.
NOMINATIONS TO THE PEEL HALTON
DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
In accordance with its Organizational By-Law, the PHSA Board of Directors has established the criteria for member representatives that the District Association is prepared to appoint to the Peel Halton Development League Management Committee. This criteria was communicated to all affected clubs in a recent Notice to Youth Club Members which solicited expressions of interest from Youth Clubs regarding nominations to the League Management Committee.
There are youth clubs whose teams have not participated on the League in the past or who are not eligible to register teams in the League. Likewise, Clubs with Senior Soccer status only and Associate Members are not directly affected by the operation of this League. It would not be reasonable or appropriate for representatives of these clubs or associate members to be appointed to the League Management Committee since they are not members or stakeholders in the League.
The PHSA Board of Directors has determined that Clubs must be members of the Peel Halton Development League if they wish to serve on the League Management Committee. This is mandatory since this Committee will make decisions and recommendations that will guide the operation of the League and will directly affect only the players and parents of Youth Clubs that register their teams in the League.
The best way to ensure the League's success is to secure the participation of club representatives whose clubs are directly affected by the League's operation and by the work of the Committee. Committee Members must be committed to the success of the League and must also be prepared to represent the interest of all League participants and not simply the interests of their own club.
The Peel Halton Soccer Association
Board of Directors