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Peel-Halton Futsal Clinic a success

November 15, 2014
Harold Brathwaite Secondary School


A new futsal league has emerged in the Peel-Halton area for the 2014/2015 Futsal Season the latest project headed by the Peel-Halton Soccer Association (PHSA). The board members of PHSA reached out to Futsal Club Toronto for support in launching, what will be, the latest standards based futsal league to rock the GTA and surrounding areas.

The district started off by hosting the Referee League Clinic; one of many clinics being offered throughout the season. The clinic was held at one of the league venues, Harold Brathwaite Secondary School, and was attended by many Peel-Halton Futsal Referees; all keen on taking part in this new league project. The President of the Peel-Halton Soccer Association, William Hay was in attendance and emphasized the importance of having this league launch in the district for the development of players in the region.

The league clinic was conducted by experience Ontario Futsal Referee Byron Garcia and Technical Director of Futsal Club Toronto, Roy Blanche both who discussed the latest amendments to the game of futsal, “who better than Roy Blanche, Canada’s most capped international futsal player and coach to give us all a history on futsal and how the game has evolved and is being played today” comments Byron Garcia.

The evening finished up with an inter-squad competition with Futsal Club Toronto players along with Head Coach Roy Blanche under the posts and Assistant Coach Lorenzo Redwood playing out. The exercise demonstrated the fast-paced nature of the game and allowed for some referees the opportunity to officiate.

Peel-Halton Futsal League will be inaugurated in December 2014 and will focus on providing players Official futsal competition by implementing: Stop-clock play, Official FIFA Futsal Referees, venues that fulfill the official FIFA court dimensions, conveners and game day officials and will follow up with another cup championship.

The league will be host to some of the countries best futsal players, coaches and referees.