Date: November 6, 2020
Place : Lions Den, 45 HARDY AVE, TILLSONBURG, ON
VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE : EMAIL PRESIDENT AT :
We hope everyone is healthy and keeping well. As you maybe aware, Ontario Soccer has released their Return to Play Guide and we are now back on the fields and training. We appreciate your patience as we go through this process.
Yours in Football,
Hello Parents, Coaches and Players of Tillsonburg F.C.
Just an update for anyone we have raised $384.80 for the beer and wine bottle drop off at 260 Tillson Ave. We will be keeping this open until the end of August so feel free to drop off any time. Thanks in advance for helping our organization get stronger.
Big thanks for everyone that has dropped off donations so far.
Yours In Football,
Tillsonburg Football Club is excited to be able to announce that it has established an affiliation
agreement with Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer, and their local London
development center. “This promises to be a major benefit to our growing club, to the training
and development of our coaches and to the young players of our town and region” said club
president Mark Locker. “It’s a big move forward for the club. Whitecaps want to be here. They
love our facility, and they want to be connected to the player pool in this area.”
The agreement signifies a commitment by the Whitecaps to provide coach training and a well-
honed player development curriculum for Tillsonburg F.C. Along with this, while the local club continues
to play independently under its own banner, Tillsonburg F.C. players are considered part of the Whitecaps’
system, will experience Whitecaps’ training and will be seen by their scouts on a regular basis.
Players who show significant promise will have the opportunity to train and play with
Whitecaps’ OPDL boys’ and girls’ teams (Ontario Soccer’s highest levels of competition).
Locker further noted, “This is significant for a small town club in Southwestern Ontario. In the
past, promising players would look elsewhere for an opportunity, would hear the promises of
larger clubs in big cities and most of those were really empty—no clear route into the higher
levels of the game, no real player development. Now though, we’re connected with the
number one producer of homegrown players, according to Major League Soccer and the
professional team that sustains our women’s national team. And our grassroots players are
being coached by coaches who themselves will get the best guidance available. Ontario Soccer
ranked Whitecaps number one out of the twenty-five OPDL organization in the province in
Recent changes to Ontario Soccer (OS) and Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) regulations mean that Tillsonburg Football Club has had to form separately from Tillsonburg Minor Soccer Club. Because we operate inside of the competitive stream that is ultimately affiliated to FIFA (the world governing body), we are not allowed to be part of an unaffiliated organization.
The separation is amicable, and we would direct you to T.M.S.C. if you or your child are looking to play house league soccer.
Tillsonburg Football Club is the provider of developmental, competitive and elite soccer for youth and adults in this area. As such, we seek to meet the standards and expectations of the Canadian Soccer Association for Long Term Player Development.