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Our first week of post-shutdown soccer and the last chance to register
24 July 2020 @ 3:41 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

We've got the first week of post-shutdown soccer in and we'd like to start by saying a huge thank you to everyone that has played so far.

We have thrown a lot of procedures, protocols and changes at you for your first game back and the response we've had has been terrific. We really appreciate everyone's patience and adherence to the new rules and procedures. Whether it's been patiently waiting outside the field until the previous teams have left or while we check everyone into the facility, captains chasing down their players to make sure they are on the roster and have accepted the waiver, players respecting each other's personal space on and off the field or just listening to the directions of our staff at the field, its been important and impeccably observed.

Thank you all for playing your part in getting back on the field safely. Everyone's efforts contribute to the safety of the wider community and even if you aren't concerned about yourself, they really help to make those who are nervous about returning to play feel safer and more comfortable. Keep up the good work everyone, this is likely to be the new normal for a while.

COVID-19 Procedures at the field - A quick guide and photos of how it looks

Some of you wanted to see what the procedures were like before committing to playing again at the moment. We've published a blog-post with a series of photos to help you visualise what is happening at the field and posted a shortened "Coles Notes" of our procedures below to remind you of the procedure at the field.

  • Make sure you are on the roster and have accepted the waiver - no one enters the facility without that.
  • Arrive at the field changed and ready to play and in good time (early arrival allows us to check you in and speed up entry to the field)
  • Once the previous teams have left we'll allow teams to enter. Use the hand sanitiser provided on the way in.
  • Enter by the Main Street gate nearest to the school and go straight to your field on the school side of the track. Do not hang around near the entrance
  • Join your team at the designated "bench" area that is marked off by cones: don't forget to socially distance.
  • The referee will go over rules, procedures and protocols with both teams prior to kickoff.
  • Play! but remember there are no headers, no spitting, keep out of peoples personal space wherever you can and don't touch the ball with your hands (other than the goalie)
  • At the end of the game congratulate the other teams from a distance - no handshakes and high-fives.
  • Take everything with you and leave by the track on the south-side of the field and the Main Street exit next to Subway.

Our full COVID-19 protocols and procedures can be found here on our website and must be read and observed by all players before playing.

 

Last Chance to Register for our current leagues

We have been busy working away at schedules for the current league and we will be closing off registration on Monday. There are still team spots and a few individual spaces remaining to get back on the field just now. this will be the last chance to play before our late summer/early fall leagues start in September.

You can find the details and registration for all of our current leagues on the Footy Sevens Website.

Andrew, Chris, Dan and Matt, The Footy Sevens On-Field Team

Soccer Leagues Begin this Week - Registration Open!
17 July 2020 @ 4:42 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

It's the news you have been waiting for - we can confirm that our leagues are back and will kick off this coming Sunday!

We've got a full range of coed, women's and men's leagues and you can sign up your team right now on the Footy Sevens Website. We haven't forgotten individuals either, and we have limited individual spaces for the coed, women's and men's.

  • Coed Leagues: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
  • Women's League: Monday and Thursday
  • Men's Leagues: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Individual Spaces Available for: Monday Men's, Women's and Coed, Tuesday Men's, Thursday Women's, Friday Men's

Register now at ottawafootysevens.com

Safety and COVID-19 Protocols

Although we are excited as most of you are to be back out on the field, we are still only in the early stages of phase 3 of the Province's reopening plan and all games in the leagues will be operating under strict protocols to make sure that we meet the Provincial guidelines and provide a safe and controlled environment to get you back to playing the sport that you love. We'll have adaptations to our procedures before, during and after our games and you can find a full updated list of these COVID Policies & Procedures here.

League Locations:

To help us ensure that all of our procedures and the staff monitoring them are entirely consistent we will be sticking to a single venue and holding all of our initial games at Immaculata High School (140 Main St.).

We will also only be offering outdoor games this season, and have moved the start of the indoor leagues to September. Team and Individual registrations are open for these leagues.

Some FAQs

What if I want to play but some of my usual teammates don't? We completely understand that, while the majority of players may be looking forward to getting back on the field, some players won't feel that it is right for them at this time, which is completely understandable. If you find yourself as part of a group that wants to play, but doesn't have enough at this time, try our forum. You can find posts for players looking for teams and teams looking for players. We've already seen a couple of teams merge their "half-teams" together for the new season. Don't forget you can also register for individual teams, and if you drop us a line, we'll make sure that we place you together on the same team.

How long will these leagues last? The leagues starting this week will be 8 games long and last until the first week of September.

Will you still be offering the socially distanced soccer programs? Yes, chatting to some of you this week, it sounds as if some of you don't feel ready for league play yet, but would like to continue with the social distanced training programs and soccer golf. We will be posting an updated schedule for these for next week over at our pickup soccer website.

It's been a long few months, and we are still a long way from being back to normal, but we have missed seeing you every week and we look forward to seeing you back on the field soon,

Andrew, Chris, Dan, Joel, Matt and Ryan, The Footy Sevens Team

 

 

Ottawa Enters Phase 3 - League Play Permitted!
13 July 2020 @ 2:59 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

The Province of Ontario announced that Ottawa will be one of the regions allowed to enter Phase 3 of the reopening plan at the end of this week.

This appears to be the news that thousands of soccer players have been waiting for, and we think that the leagues might be permitted to resume as early as this weekend!

However, the announcement was only made an hour or two ago and we are still digesting the information and looking for some further details and clarifications.

We will send an update with more details and (hopefully) confirmed start dates within the next 48 hours.

Fingers crossed!

The Footy Sevens Team

 

Footy Sevens League Restart: Update July 3rd (COVID-19)
3 July 2020 @ 3:29 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

We hope you had a great Canada Day.

It looks like Ottawa is inching closer to stage 3 of the Province's reopening plan. We have also been hearing some fairly strong rumours that 7-a-side play may be allowed to restart within the next couple of weeks. It is just rumours, and nothing definite yet, but we are hopeful that our outdoor leagues may be able to start up again within the next couple of weeks.

Once we do get the green light to play, we plan to have the leagues start within a few days. First priority for getting back on the field will be given to the teams that have already rolled over winter credit to register for a spring league and then to other teams that had registered in advance. Depending on the number of games allowed on the field and field availability etc., we may see reduced capacity in some or even all of leagues, so we would advise registering your team ASAP, just in case. We know there is a lot of uncertainty and things aren't great financially for a lot of people, so we have dropped the team deposit to $100 until we have confirmed start dates for the leagues.

What happens if we register and the league details change?

The pricing and number of games listed may be subject to change based upon restrictions placed upon us with regards to the number of people at the facility, number of games we can play and other safety-related protocols. To accommodate the number of teams and number of games, some games may have to be played on an alternative night or at the weekend and the league may take place over a compressed period (e.g. 10 games in 8 weeks).

Register with confidence - if any league is cancelled, postponed or any changes mean that it is no longer suitable to your team your deposit or league fee will be refunded in full. 

Will both indoor and outdoor leagues restart at the same time?

Our guess is that leagues at indoor venues (e.g. the domes) might not be allowed to start at the same time as outdoor leagues. It could be a difference of a couple of weeks, or a couple of months. If you do want to get back out and play as soon as possible, we would strongly recommend registering for one of the outdoor league.

What options are available?

You can find the full list of all of our available leagues and their details and on the Footy Sevens Website.

Can I use my credit?

Yes, absolutely!. If you have a credit sitting in your account from the Winter leagues, you will be able to see it and use it for payment when you login and register for a new league or for one of our soccer golf, training or fitness sessions.

Is there anything available right now?

For the past couple of weeks, we have offered our socially-distanced soccer golf, skills challenges and training and fitness sessions at Immaculata HS. The schedule can be found on our pickup soccer website. CTV News actually came out and filmed a news segment with Ottawa Footy Sevens players and staff about players getting back out onto the field. You can find it on our twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/OttawaFooty7s

Here's hoping the rumours are true and we get to see you back on the field within a couple of weeks,

Andrew, Chris, Dan, Joel, Matt and Ryan, the Footy Sevens Team.

League Update, Adult & Youth Training Sessions and Field Rentals (COVID-19)
27 June 2020 @ 9:56 AM by Andrew Park

Hi Footy Seveners,

We hope you all remain safe and well and are enjoying the first few days of summer.

Firstly, a huge thank you to all of you who have reached out with kinds words and support during these challenging times. We also wanted to take the opportunity to give you a quick update on the Spring/Summer leagues, as well as the programming we've set up to get you back on field and touching a ball. 

Training Sessions (Player and Goalkeeper), Exercise Classes, Soccer Skill Challenge and Soccer Golf

Although we can't start the full leagues yet, we have started our socially distanced programming with a variety of sessions for teams and indviduals. This programming will continue to run weekly until we resume league play.

Click here for a full list of our soccer programming available this week

Our Adult Training Sessions run on Sunday and Thursday eveningsWe have added a Goalkeeper Training Session on Thursday evening at 8pm. Although registration is for individuals, you can come out together at the same time, or even arrange a private session for just your team. If you do want to do that, drop us an e-mail at admin@ottawfootysevens.com, and let us know what you want to work on, and we'll give you some options for dates and times. 

Our Exercise Classes will be led by Matt and will run three times a week at the special introductory price of 5.00+tax per session. This promotion is for this week only. Get your sweat on for cheap!

Our Soccer Skills Challenge pits two 4-player teams against each other in 5 different skills-based games such as target shooting, soccer curling, soccer battleships etc. We held our first night on Wednesday and it proved a hit with teams really finding a competitive, but friendly edge in the games. We have just posted this week's schedules and you can register a 4-player team at various kickoff times on Monday and Wednesday this week. We also have some spaces reserved for individuals or pairs.

Our Soccer Golf course at Immaculata also launched this week with a number for foursomes having a ball. You can find the early leader board of the best sores on our 9-hole, par 33 course on the Footy Sevens Blog. Getting a group of friends together for soccer golf is another great way to reunite your team at the moment. You can sign up a whole team, as an individual or with a friend or two, and we have posted sessions on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday this week.

Field Rentals: 

The nets are strung and our field is now available for rent. Get your team together and get back on the field! Drop us an email for pricing and additional details. 

Youth Programming:

With the expansion of provincial guidelines, we are pleased to announce the return of our youth programming beginning the week of July 6th. Click here for more information on dates, prices and details about our program. These sessions will be offered for children aged 3 to 9 and will run weekly in July and August. Unfortunately, due to the current regulations in place, our youth leagues will not be offered at this time. 

Please note, these sessions will be smaller than what we've run in the past in order maintain social distancing and adhere to provincial safety guidelines.

Spring Leagues:

We're now entering the third week of Phase 2 of the Province's reopening plan. While current regulations still forbid "contact" soccer leagues and scrimmages, we're hopeful that we're getting closer to a return to play. Phase 2 has a pretty big step forward, as it allowed players back onto the field in some capacity and regionalised the reopening plan which may well see Ottawa moving to phase 3 quicker than had been expected

Registration is still open for the spring/summer leagues and we'll confirm the final details once we get the green light. With this in mind, we've started work on our Return to Play guidelines and will be continuing to update the league details with the guidance of city and provincial health officials. Depending on when we get back on the field, we'll be able to confirm the length of leagues structure, start and finish dates and any changes that may need to be made to the number of games we can host, players on the field or adjustments to the price. As we've said from the start, 

As we've said from the start, if anything changes and it is no longer suitable for your team for any reason, you will have the opportunity to withdraw before the season kicks-off and receive a full refund. That's our guarantee to you so that you can register in confidence even with so many details waiting to be confirmed.

 

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to drop us an email.

Take care everyone, we hope to see you back on the field soon! 

Andrew, Chris, Dan, Joel, Matt and Ryan, the Footy Sevens Team

 

 

Spring League and Current Soccer Programs - Update for Captains (COVID-19)
21 June 2020 @ 7:44 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

We hope you all remain safe and well and are enjoying the weather.

Firstly, a huge thank you to all of you who were able to rollover your credit with us. It was a really significant factor in keeping the Footy Sevens ship afloat for the past few months and we sincerely appreciate it.

We just wanted to keep all of our team captains up to date with progress on getting back on the field

Spring Leagues:

Phase 2 of the Province's reopening plan still forbids "contact" soccer leagues and scrimmages, so we won't be able to start the spring leagues yet. However, Phase 2 was a pretty big step forward, as it allowed players back onto the field in some capacity and regionalised the reopening plan which may well see Ottawa moving to phase 3 quicker than had been expected. It really was good news, and with things like patios and even swimming pools opening up, we are hopeful that soccer games aren't too far away. Registration is still open for the spring leagues and we'll confirm the final details once we get the green light.

Depending on when we get back on the field, we'll be able to confirm the length of leagues structure, start and finish dates and any changes that may need to be made to the number of games we can host, players on the field or adjustments to the price. As we've said from the start, once we confirm the final details of each of the leagues, if anything changes and it is no longer suitable for your team for any reason, you will have the opportunity to withdraw before the season kicks-off and receive a full refund. That's our guarantee to you so that you can register in confidence even with so many details waiting to be confirmed.

How can you get your team back on the field just now?

Although we can't start the full leagues yet, we have started our socially distanced programming and have a couple of options that can be played as a team.

Click here for a full list of our soccer programming available this week

Our soccer skills shoot-out pits two 4-player teams against each other in 5 different skills-based games such as target shooting, soccer curling, soccer battleships etc. We held our first night on Wednesday and it proved a hit with teams really finding a competitive, but friendly edge in the games. We have just posted this week's schedules and you can register a 4-player team at various kickoff times on Monday and Wednesday this week. We also have some spaces reserved for individuals or pairs.

Our soccer golf course at Immaculata also launched this week with a number for foursomes having a ball. You can find the early leaderboard of the best sores on our 9-hole, par 33 course on the Footy Sevens Blog. Getting a group of friends together for soccer golf is another great way to reunite your team at the moment. You can sign up a whole team, as an individual or with a friend or two, and we have posted sessions on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday this week.

The third option we have is our Adult Rec Training Sessions. All three sold out pretty quickly this week, and we have another three sessions available this Thursday at Immaculata. Although registration is for individuals, you can come out together at the same time, or even arrange a private session for just your team. If you do want to do that, drop us an e-mail at admin@ottawfootysevens.com, and let us know what you want to work on, and we'll give you some options for dates and times.

We are looking at possibly launching a skills challenge or soccer golf league to fill the gap until the full leagues kick-off. If your team would be interested in signing up a 4 player team for either of those options, e-mail admin@ottawafootysevens.com and let us know what nights would work for your team.

Take care everyone, we hope to see you back on the field sooner rather than later,

Andrew, Chris, Dan, Joel, Matt and Ryan, the Footy Sevens Team

 

 

Our First Socially Distanced Programs are Now Online
16 June 2020 @ 8:18 AM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

As we said in Friday's update, we are launching the first of our socially-distanced soccer programs. We have 3 different options to get back on the field this week and you can find details and registration over on our pickup soccer website.

Although phase 2 of the Province's reopening doesn't extend to league play or contact games, we 've got some fun options available this week at special introductory pricing.

Registration is now open for:

Footy Skills Challenge (coed teams):

Your team of four players play 5 different head to head games against the opposing team. Take them on in 5 different games:

  • Soccer Curling
  • Shooting Gallery
  • Soccer Battleships
  • Passing Challenge
  • Net Results

We have coed team spaces and individual spaces for this Wednesday available for registration here.

Adult Soccer Training Sessions.

Our training sessions give everyone a chance to get back on the field for socially distanced soccer training. Work on those skills that you may not get a chance to practice in the heat of a game and be raring to go for the new season! Everyone is welcome, but the session will probably be most beneficial for recreational or intermediate players.

Individual registration for Adult Socer Training Sessions on Thursday is available here.

Soccer Golf

We have designed an awesome 9 hole soccer golf course that will allow players to get out on the field in a limited capacity. Instead of swinging a club, you'll be using your feet, while being able to maintain social distancing. A perfect opportunity to knock some of the rust off those quarantine legs and perfect your precision passing before we return to full action! Play in a group with up to 3 friends, accompanied by a coordinator to talk you through the course, score your round and make sure everyone is at a safe social distance.

Individual registration for Soccer Golf on Friday and Saturday can be found here.

Later in the week, we'll be posting next week's programs, and maybe even a small skills league. Keep checking the website for updated availability.

Due to the restrictions of the sizes of the groups, registration is VERY limited and there is no possibility of increasing the capacity of any session that sells out. All spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be booked and paid in advance.

Strict COVID-19 protocols will be in place for all programs and all participants must agree to abide by the COVID-19 protocols which are published on our website. All current programs are BYOB "Bring Your Own Ball". If you do not have your own soccer ball we will have sanitised Footy Sevens Balls available to borrow for the evening.

We look forward to seeing you back out on the field again and we can answer any questions at admin@ottawafootysevens.com.

Take care and stay safe everyone,

Andrew, Chris, Dan, Joel, Matt and Ryan, your Footy Sevens Team

 

 

We're Back - Sort of! COVID-19 Update June 12th
15 June 2020 @ 4:17 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hello everyone,

We hope everyone is still keeping safe and well and enjoying the weather.

Today is the first day of phase 2 of the Provincial reopening plan and many businesses like hair and nail salons, restaurants and bars with patios and some leisure activities will be allowed to reopen for the first time since the start of the shutdown. It's great news to see some of the other local businesses get the chance to start their recovery. Most excitingly for us, phase 2 may give us the chance to get back on the field, albeit in a very limited capacity.

What will be available?

We have been working on some ideas for some fun recreational programs that will allow players the chance to get out and kick a ball, but still maintain strict social distancing protocols.

  • We will be launching our skills-based competition which will see players compete in socially distanced teams in soccer bocce ball and curling, nearest to the pin, passing challenge, soccer battleships, target shooting, beat the keeper, crossbar challenge etc..
  • Adult Rec Training Sessions are coming back. Its been a couple of years since we ran the last of our popular adult training sessions where players could brush up on their basic skills away from the pressure of an actual game. Groups will be small and the whole session will be strictly socially distanced and it will provide a great opportunity to get back out and kick off the rust.
  • Soccer golf. The mad-scientists of the Footy Sevens team have been busy planning and designing a soccer golf course where 9 holes can be played, birdies made and bogies cursed all while swinging a leg rather than a club and maintaining a social distance.
  • Small group kids programming. We're also looking into potential ideas to bring the little ones on the field with their parents to give them a socially distanced program where they can participate together but apart and burn off some of that pent-up energy!

The field will also be available to rent for teams looking to begin practising again under the OSA's Return to Play guidelines.

We will publish full details once we are ready to take registrations, but the health and safety of our staff and participants is our #1 priority and activities will not begin until we have confirmation from OPH that it is safe to do so. All activities will take place under strict COVID19 protocols and we have published a list of our COVID19 protocols on our website.

Are the leagues and pickup games restarting?

No, not yet, but we are getting closer. The Provincial guidelines for phase 2 expressly forbid scrimmages and league games. This week's announcement was a positive step towards getting back to playing, but we aren't at a point yet where actual games involving tackling, close proximity and potential physical contact are possible, which is why we have come up with the list of socially-distanced activities above.

Covid-19 Protocols and Measures

We will be updating our list of measures that are currently in place. As public health advice changes and as we pass through different stages of reopening we will be refining them and we'd also like to get feedback of suggestions and measures that could potentially help to make participants feel more comfortable at this time. You can email us at chris@ottawafootysevens.com if you have any suggestions.

The protocols, when they were last updated, and the current status of play will always be posted on our COVID-19 page on our website

Keep up the precautions everyone! We can't wait to see all of our teams back on the field, but we aren't quite there yet!

Take care,

Andrew, Chris, Dan, Joel, Matt and Ryan - The Footy Sevens Team

p.s. Even though it seems we are creeping towards more familiar daily lives, coming out of isolation may be a cause of anxiety for some of you. It's still okay not to feel okay and the Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 613-722-6914

Update on COVID-19 and Winter and Spring Leagues
14 April 2020 @ 5:40 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hello everyone,

We hope everyone is doing well and we'd like to extend a huge thanks to those of you that are out there every day putting your own health at risk to keep vital services running and supply lines open for the rest of us. Whether you are a frontline worker who accepts risk as part of your profession even at the best of times, or a teenager working your first part-time job at a supermarket in the middle of a global pandemic, we are indebted to you and we appreciate what you are doing for us.

Winter Season Update

We don't have any more definitive information on the winter season at the moment. There still isn't any clear consensus of when sporting activities will be able to resume, so everything is still on hold at the moment until we have some concrete information to plan around.

It is still our plan to complete the winter seasons. However, with today's announcement that the state of emergency in Ontario will be extended until at least May 12th, it is very probable that the winter season will have to be shortened or even cancelled. We outlined the three potential outcomes in our last update.

If the winter season is shortened or cancelled, we will have hundreds of prorated credits of different amounts to apply to various different spring and summer leagues. Almost every single one will be different and it will be a manual process. We really want to approach it methodically and work through it in a linear manner to make sure that we don't miss anyone. So we are asking everyone if they can to wait until we are in a position to know what is happening and how much each credit (or refund) will be required for each team and individual player if we are not able to continue with any further games for the winter season.

Credit or refund?

Most of you play with us all year round. If we do have to issue any kind of a prorated refund for games that are not completed in the winter league, we would really appreciate if those of you that are able to can roll it over as payment for your spring and/or summer league season. Like thousands of other business and organisations large and small, we saw our income drop to zero in the space of 24 hours. Being able to move as many payments from winter to spring in this scenario will be vital for our leagues and our company.

Although some organisations have had to take a position that there will be no refunds given (only credits) we know that there are some of you that will be in even greater need than we are and if you need your team or individual registration to be refunded when the time comes, we can assure you that a refund will be issued, not just a credit. We just ask you to consider two things:

1. We will not be issuing credits or refunds until we know what the outcome of the winter league seasons will be.

2. If it is at all possible and you are going to be continuing to play with us at any time in the future, please rollover any potential credit for the winter leagues to future seasons. It is a lot to ask in these difficult times, but rolling over as many of these payments as possible is essential for our organisation.

Spring Leagues

Similar to the winter leagues, we don't have a definitive update on the spring leagues, but the closer we get to May, the more likely it is that the leagues will start later. We aren't going to change the league start dates at the moment, as it would just be a guess. Whatever happens, you can go ahead and reserve your space with confidence. If we do have to make changes to what we are currently advertising for our spring leagues and the changes aren't suitable for your team we will issue a full refund of your deposit before the season starts.

Some FAQs:

How quickly will games resume once the restrictions are lifted? Nothing will happen until Ottawa Public Health confirm that it is safe and reasonable to resume sporting activities. Once that happens, and assuming facility availability, we would expect to be able to restart games within a couple of days.

The city has closed its fields until June 30th, doesn't that guarantee that no games will go ahead before then? We don't actually use ANY city-run fields or facilities for any of our games. All of the facilities we use are at schools, universities or private organisations. We will start to play again once Ottawa Public Health confirms it is safe and individual facilities are available for use again.

Is the field and track at Immaculata available to use at the moment? 100% NO! Like the other fields, facilities and parks in the city, it has been closed until further notice to help to stop the spread of COVID-19, We are all desperate to be out playing and exercising again, but please respect the measures and help to plank the curve.

What is happening with the Kicking Cancer's Butt Tournament this year? We will still be holding Kicking Cancer's Butt 11 and continuing to add to the $120k+ our soccer community has raised for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, but we won't choose a date for it until after restrictions are lifted. Most likely it will become a late summer or fall tournament this year, but it will be going ahead!

What kind of a state will we find the Footy Sevens staff and refs in when we return? Some of the OFS staff have gone very P90X from the infomercials during the enforced break, and some of us have gone very Augustus Gloop from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. And those of us that don't trust our partners around us with hair clippers are beginning to look like a Blue Oyster Cult reunion tour. We look forward to letting you decide who is who once we see you all back out on the field again.

Stay safe everyone,

Andrew, Chris, Dan, Joel, Matt and Ryan and the Footy Sevens Team

p.s. Don't forget your mental health during the current isolation: it's okay not to feel okay and the Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 613-722-6914.

 

 

Update on COVID-19 league postponements
26 March 2020 @ 6:36 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

We hope everyone is keeping safe, well and social-distancing!

This is our update on the leagues as the COVID-19 preventative measures and news continues to change hour by hour and day by day.

It's pretty clear that the closures and measures aren't going to be lifted by the April 5th date that most schools, institutions and businesses had originally worked towards.

Your guess is as good as ours as to when we will get to the stage where leisure activities will resume. We know facilities will be closed beyond April 5th, but we don't know when they will reopen.

Winter Seasons

We are still assuming we can complete the winter seasons as planned. When this happens and what changes may be necessary isn't something we can confirm right now because we simply don't know ourselves. One of three things will end up happening with the winter seasons, depending on the when we can get back on the field:

1. We complete the season and all of the games - Obviously, we hope to be able to do this. It may require the finishing date to be pushed back, removal of bye weeks, or doubleheaders, or a game on another night. We'll do everything we can to try to get the seasons and the advertised number of games completed.

2. We finish the season with a shortened regular season - If this was the case and we couldn't fit in all of the winter league games we would make a call on having a reduced number of games and then playoffs, and credit teams a prorated amounted for any reduction in the length of the season.

3. The season is abandoned - This would be an absolute last resort, but it's not impossible that we could get to a point where we have to abandon the season altogether. In this case, a pro-rated credit or refund for the remainder of the season would be issued.

Everything hinges upon when we are all allowed to resume sporting and social activities. Once we know the date of when we are able to resume, we will be able for confirm the format of the remainder of the season and calculate any potential rollover of fees to spring leagues, credits or refunds. Thank you for your patience in bearing with us until we can get some clarity on the future.

Spring Seasons

The spring seasons will go ahead as planned, but there is obviously a possibility that the start date may change or the season length may be adjusted if the COVID-19 measures continue for months. Whatever happens, you can go ahead and reserve your space with confidence. If we do have to make changes to what we are currently advertising for our spring leagues and the changes aren't suitable for your team we will issue a full refund of your deposit before the season starts.

FAQs

How quickly will games resume once the restrictions are lifted? Nothing will happen until Ottawa Public Health confirm that it is safe and reasonable to resume sporting activities. Once that happens, and assuming facility availability, we would expect to be able to restart games within a couple of days.

What is happening with the Kicking Cancer's Butt Tournament this year? We will still be holding Kicking Cancer's Butt 11, but we won't choose a date for it until after restrictions are lifted. Most likely it will become a late summer or fall tournament this year, but it will be going ahead!

Take care everyone, please, please, please take social distancing seriously and support our local small businesses in whatever way you can,

Andrew, Chris, Dan, Joel, Matt and Ryan and the Footy Sevens Team

p.s. Don't forget your mental health during the current isolation: it's okay not to feel okay and the Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 613-722-6914.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Virus: Games Postponed
15 March 2020 @ 12:29 PM by Andrew Park

Hi everyone,

We have postponed all upcoming games for all leagues for the next couple of weeks during the city-wide shutdown of facilities and activities. These games will be played and will be rescheduled later in the season.

On Friday we took the interim step of postponing the games for this weekend and we planned to see how things developed and make a decision on the rest of the leagues and games on Monday. However, the number of closures and postponements across the city accelerated rapidly as Friday wore on, and there is no point in us waiting until Monday to let teams know that all leagues will be postponed.

We absolutely plan to have these games played and the seasons completed, and we will keep teams informed by e-mail. Obviously there are a lot of unknowns in the situation at the moment but here are some tentative answers to the most frequently asked questions:

1. How long will the winter leagues be suspended for? We are monitoring the situation but the most likely date for resuming is the week of the 5th of April as that seems to be in line with most facilities.

2. Will the winter leagues be completed? Will it be the same number of games? Yes to both parts. If we are assuming a return date of early April, league end dates could be a week or two later than originally planned.

3. Will the spring seasons go ahead? Yes absolutely, but the start and the end date could be a week or two later than originally planned.

Thanks for your patience everyone.

Stay safe and don't forget how big a contribution small things like thorough and regular hand washing, social distancing and self-isolating if you feel unwell, can make to getting us all back to normal,

Andrew, Chris, Dan, Joel and Matt
The Ottawa Footy Sevens Team

 

2019 Roll of Honour
12 March 2020 @ 10:43 AM by Chris Surgeoner

Last week we crowned the final champions of our 2019 leagues, with Los Gallacticos again overcoming Smashville to claim the Monday Fall Coed League at uOttawa. We know it seems a bit odd to be crowning 2019 champions in March, but that's the way the seasons run!

Over the next few blog posts, we’ll round up all of the league champions, division winners team photos and top scorers from last year as we count down the days to registration opening for the 2020 spring leagues.

We've already posted the team photos and listings for:

Fall 2019

Summer 2019

Spring 2019 and Winter 2019 will follow over the next few days.

You can always go back and check-out previous seasons at any time. Just click on the schedule and stats section and you'll find "View Archived Division". You can go back and look at the results, league tables and individual stats for any of yrou leagues. Go on . . . relive those glory days when you were young, carefree and the top scorer in Division 5 West of the Wednesday spring coed league at Louis Riel Dome! :-)

Spring 2020 options

Don’t forget, our captain's pre-sale for spring 2020 is about now open and registration is already open for our new spring children’s soccer leagues at Immaculata on our Footy For All website.

 

New Kids Soccer League, Winter Registration and Flag Football
4 February 2020 @ 12:14 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

See below for an update on:

Footy Sevens Rec Soccer Leagues for Kids - Registration Now Open

This spring will see the launch of our new spring/summer soccer leagues for kids aged 4 to 9 and recreational development programs for kids aged 3 to 7.

All of the programs will be held at a central location on the top-quality turf field at Immaculata High School in central Ottawa. The emphasis will be on delivering a fun soccer experience for girls and boys, with no tryouts or trips across town: everyone plays and it is the same time same place every week.

For a limited time, you can take advantage of our special early bird pricing and save! Go to our youth soccer website, ottawa.footyforall.ca for full details and registration.

Time is running out to register for Winter Soccer

Many of our fall indoor soccer leagues are coming to a close this week with finals being played at various venues. Don't wait too long to register for the upcoming winter season at our favourite venues around Ottawa. As always we'll have coed and men's leagues with team and individual registration available in all of them. Leagues begin in February and March and some are already sold out and others only have 2 or 3 spaces remaining, so don't delay in locking down your space over at the Footy Sevens website.

Winter Futsal - Our Best Value League

If you are looking for the best bang for your buck, check out our Sunday Men's Futsal League at the superb uOttawa Lees Gym. At only $850 per team and under $100 for individuals, it's a great alternative at a lower price. The league starts in February and if you want to try it out before then, you can register for one of our weekly pickup futsal games at the same location. Sign up in the next 48 hours for only $5 for 90 minutes of soccer!

Employment opportunities with Footy Sevens

We are often asked about working with Footy Sevens and we have a few positions coming up. We are always looking to add to our pool of referees for both soccer and volleyball and are also recruiting coaches for our kids' soccer programs in spring and summer. If you have relevant experience in any of those roles and would like to find out more, e-mail us at admin@ottawafootysevens.com.

Spring Field Rentals

It may be a few months away, but we are already getting enquiries for 7-a-side and full-field rentals at Immaculata HS for the spring. Remember that most of the city fields don't open until mid-May, so if you are looking for some pre-season practice time or a venue for a friendly, get in touch with us at admin@ottawafootysevens.com.

Flag Football - Coming up in Spring

The Superbowl is over for another year, but flag football will be available again this spring. Some of you may remember our Friday flag football league from previous years, and the other form of football will be back on Sundays and Wednesday at Carleton in spring. Drop us an e-mail at admin@ottawafootysevens.com for more details.

We look forward to seeing you out at the field,

Andrew, Chris, Dan, Matt and the Ottawa Footy Sevens Team

 

 

 

Captain's Presale for Winter Leagues Opens This Monday
26 November 2019 @ 10:14 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

The last of our fall indoor leagues are kicking off at the Ottawa U Lees Dome. We have over 200 teams playing and most leagues are sold out. However, if you would still like to get in on the action, we still have one or two team or individual spaces available in the following leagues:

Registration for Winter Indoor Leagues

Our winter leagues will kick off in February (immediately after the end of each fall league) with the same line-up as fall. Our Captain's Pre-sale gives current captains the chance to lock down their team's spot before the leagues go on sale to everyone, and it will open this Monday. Registration for team and individual spaces will open the following Friday and as always, team spaces can be reserved with a $250 deposit.

Our Winter League Line-Up:

Coed Leagues: Monday, Wednesday or Friday evenings or Sunday afternoons at uOttawa Lees Dome, Monday, Wednesday or Sunday evenings at Louis Riel/Hornet's Nest

Men's Leagues: Monday at Ben Franklin Dome, Friday at Carleton U and Sunday at uOttawa.

Important Dates:

  • Presale for Current Captains: Monday, December 2nd
  • Registration Opens for team and individual spaces: Friday, December 6th
  • Leagues Begin: February 2020

Volleyball Leagues and Pickup Soccer

We also have 5 nights of mixed 4s and mixed 6s volleyball available throughout the winter and registration is now open for the leagues beginning in January. You can find full details over on the Ottawa Volley Sixes website. Details of each week's casual drop-in soccer games can be found on our Pickup Sports website.

Our 2nd Annual Blood Drive - Please Help

The next couple of days are our "2ND ANNUAL FOOTY SEVENS BLOOD DRIVE". 

If you are able to donate, we hope that you can spare less than an hour of your time 'giving life'!  Last year, we had more than thirty league participants join us in donating, and more than twenty first-time-donors!  Please help if you can: it literally costs nothing but could be a matter of life and death for those in need.

When: November 27th and 28th (Wednesday and Thursday). 
Hours: Wednesday (3:30pm - 7:30pm) or. Thursday (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Where: 1575 Carling Ave. (Canadian Blood Services - Permanent Clinic)
How?: Contact Matt@ottawafootyevens.com (or reply to this email) 

If you have any questions about the process, or about eligibility requirements visit the website here. 

Clocktower Promotion: it's not just for patio season!

Don't forget that our partnership with The Clocktower runs year-round and it is the perfect place for your after-game food and drinks. 

If you head to any Clocktower with 3 or more people, they’ll give you free nachos for the group, and if it is 6 or more people there’s also a pound of free wings (beverage purchase required). You’ll also get back 10% of your total spend over the course of the season as an end of season gift card: perfect for toasting success or drowning your sorrows. Even better you don’t have to remember a loyalty card or key tag: thanks to App8 which will track your spending and give proof of eligibility right on your phone. You can find full details and sign-in in for the offer on the Footy Sevens/Clocktower page

Have a great season everyone,

Andrew, Chris, Dan, Matt and the Footy Sevens Team

 

 

 

 

Flash Sale: Fall Futsal team spaces for under $1000
21 October 2019 @ 8:35 PM by Chris Surgeoner
Hello Footyseveners,
 
We are into the final couple of weeks of games for the summer season and the first of our fall indoor leagues are only two weeks away. Fall indoor leagues are starting to sell out and we have a great 36-hour flash sale to offer you: get Sunday Men's Futsal for less than $1000 per team or under $100 for individual sign-ups.
 
Flash Sale: Ends Tuesday at Midnight
 
After a hiatus of a couple of years, we've brought back our Sunday afternoon futsal. The double gymnasium at uOttawa has just been refurbished with a new sports floor. It makes it a perfect venue for futsal and we've snapped up the Sunday afternoon booking to bring futsal back. (For those of you who don't know futsal, its basically the same as 7-a-sides but played indoors with 6 players on a sports floor or gym surface rather than artificial turf.)
 
Until midnight tomorrow, you can sign-up your team for Sunday men's futsal for only $975 +HST - around half of the cost of some of our winter indoor 7-a-side leagues. Individuals can sign-up for just $99 + HST. You can find full details of the Sunday Men's Futsal League on the Footy Sevens website.

Fall Indoor Leagues

Coed Team Spaces

As always the fall and winter leagues at Ottawa U are extremely popular and the Sunday Coed, Sunday Men's, Monday Coed, Wednesday Coed and Friday Coed are selling fast.
 
Over at Gloucester, the Mondays are sold out, we have two available in the Wednesday league and three spaces available for Sundays.
 
Men's Team Spaces

It's a similar story for the Men's league with Mondays at Ben Franklin completely sold out. There a few spaces left in Friday Men's League at Carleton University. two in the Sunday Afternoon League at Ottawa U and a few in the Sunday Futsal League
 
As always, team spaces can be secured with a $250 deposit and individual spaces are still available in most leagues. Visit the website for details of all of our fall soccer leagues.
 
Free Wings and Nachos and 10% back at the Clocktower.
 
Don't forget that our partnership with the Clocktower Brew Pubs continues through the fall and winter seasons. If you head to any Clocktower with 3 or more people, they’ll give you free nachos for the group, and if it is 6 or more people there’s also a pound of free wings (beverage purchase required). You’ll also get back 10% of your total spend over the course of the season as an end of season gift card: perfect for toasting success or drowning your sorrows after the playoffs! 

Even better you don’t have to remember a loyalty card or key tag: thanks to App8 which will track your spending and give proof of eligibility right on your phone.

You can find full details and sign-in in for the offer on the Footy Sevens/Clocktower page

Ottawa Fury Playoff Promotion
 
The Fury roar into the playoffs on Wednesday with a home tie against Charleston Battery. They are offering 10% off adult and kids tickets to Footy Sevens players with the promo code below. Go Fury!

https://fevo.me/uslplayoff

Promo Code: Footy7s

The 2nd Annual Footy Sevens Blood Drive

Please help us save lives in Ottawa by coming along to give blood in our annual blood drive. Whether you are a previous donor needing a nudge to come and make your regular donation or giving blood for the first time, giving blood literally costs nothing and saves lives. You can join us at the Canadian Blood Services on Carling on November 27th and 28th to give blood.

Pick-Up and Other Sports

Many of you have been playing regularly in our pick-up soccer over summer. There won't be as many pick-up games available over the winter, but we hope to be able to continue to offer one a week when we can. Our fall volleyball and registration for the 2019 winter leagues opens soon at the Ottawa Volley Sixes website.

Good luck in the playoffs and don't forget to vote today!
 
Yours,
 
The Footy Sevens Team
 
 
Fall League Registration Opens on Friday and Last Chance for Outdoor Soccer
4 September 2019 @ 9:37 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hello everyone,

Last chance for September and October Soccer

Summer is winding down, the kids are back at school and the last of our summer leagues kick off this week. If you are looking to play in September and October, register now before it is too late. Many of our leagues are already sold out and registration will close for most of the others in the next day or two. If you still want to play over the next couple of months, grab one of the last team or individual spaces before they are gone.

Don't forget we also offer volleyball, pickup soccer and our new kids soccer programs for ages 4 to 10!

Fall and Winter Soccer Indoor Soccer 2019/20 - Begins November 2019

Team registration for all Footy Sevens fall indoor leagues opens Friday, September 6th at noon, making tomorrow the last chance for our current captains to secure their space before the spots open to the general public. (Just click on the invite buttons on the Upcoming Leagues page to pre-register)

We currently have a record-breaking number of teams playing in our summer leagues. Although we have our usual great selection of fall and winter leagues available, our capacity is much smaller in fall and we only have enough space to accommodate just over 50% of the teams that are playing with us just now.

We've got the same great line-up of coed and men's leagues as last year. Most of our winter leagues begin in November and as always team and individual registration is available and team spaces can be secured with a $250 deposit.

Fall 2019 Soccer League Line-Up

New for 2019

We've secured a Sunday booking at the renovated Ottawa University Lees Dome and we'll be offering Sunday afternoon coed futsal, mixed volleyball in the evening and the lunchtime kids programs throughout the fall and winter.

Gloucester Domes - Mon, Wed, Sun

The Hornet's Nest and Louis Riel Dome have been league venues for as long as Footy Sevens has been in existence and we run indoor leagues year round at the domes out on Bearbrook Road. Our Monday, Wednesday and Sunday coed have been established for a number of years and will be back again this fall and winter. All of the leagues start in the first week of November and are likely to sell out well before their start date.

Ottawa University - Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun

For the past seven years, the Lees Dome at Ottawa University has sold out with over 100 teams playing at the downtown venue in the fall and winter seasons. The dome will be our main location for fall and winter 2018/19 and we'll be able to offer the same great line-up of leagues as last year. We are offering coed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Our men's league is also on Sundays. All of the Ottawa University leagues are scheduled to begin in late November.

Fieldhouse at Carleton University - Fri

We'll be at Carleton U on Fridays for our Fall men's league and the season begins in November and runs until March.

Ben Franklin Dome - Mon

Our Monday Men's league at Ben Franklin Dome begins in November with later kick-off times: ideal for those who are unable to make early kick-offs during the fall season.

Individual Registration - Soccer

Individual registration for our fall soccer leagues opens on Monday at noon, a couple of days after the team registration.

For registration and information on all leagues go to the Ottawa Footy Sevens Website or drop us an e-mail.

Volleyball and Floor Hockey

Don't forget we've also got 5 nights of mixed volleyball available from Sunday to Thursday a various venues around the city. Our Wednesday league at Redeemer CHS has a single team space still available and the Thursday league at Carleton is already sold out. We still have a few of spaces available at our mixed 4s and 6s leagues at St. Patrick's High School and for our Sunday evening league at the Ottawa U Lees Dome.

Registration for all volleyball leagues can be found on the Ottawa Volley Sixes website.

Footy For All Kids Soccer

This summer saw the lunch of our first ever kids soccer programs and we had rave reviews from parents. We'll be continuing to offer kids through fall and winter at Immaculata HS and Ottawa U. You can find full details of all of our programs on our Footy For All website.

Footy Sevens Blood Drive

And don’t forget our upcoming Blood Drive with Blood Services Canada. Please consider joining the Footy Sevens staff and officials to donate blood. It literally costs nothing but will save lives. The blood drive is on September 25th and 26th and full details will be available soon.

See you all on the field,

The Footy Sevens Team
Early Fall League Updates & Youth - Spaces Still Remaining!
28 August 2019 @ 9:29 AM by Andrew Park

Hello Footyseveners,


With the first of our summer leagues kicking off this week, we wanted to reach out provide some updates for upcoming season. In addition to our adult league lineup, we've got some great youth programming and an excellent deal for those looking to see TFC take on the Ottawa Fury.

New leagues starting in September - We are excited to introduce three new leagues to our early fall lineup. The Wednesday Mens League at Gloucester, Thursday Mens League at BFD and Saturday Coed League at Immaculata HS all kick off in September at a great price.

If you missed our August league starts, not to worry! The Tuesday Mens League at Immaculata HS, Wednesday Womens and Wednesday Coed League at Carleton/Immaculata as well as the Thursday Coed League at Immaculata will be offering a September start, shortened season and great prices to get your outdoor footy fix before the winter.

The full range of Footy Sevens leagues can now be found on the website.


Fall and Winter Footy For All Kids Soccer Programs in Central Ottawa

We are winding down our first season of Footy For All and it has been a great success. Our fun-filled recreational soccer programs will continue to be offered for children from Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 4, every Wednesday at Immaculata High School. Our September and November programming is now online and can be accessed by clicking the link below.

You can find details of our summer programs and leagues for kids at our new kids website, Footy For All: https://ottawa.footyforall.ca



Clocktower Brew Pubs: Your destination for post-game food and drinks.

Don’t forget that patio season is here and our exclusive deal with the Clocktower offers the best deal in the city for your post-game socialising. If you head to any Clocktower with 3 or more people, they’ll give you free nachos for the group, and if it is 6 or more people there’s also a pound of free wings (beverage purchase required). You’ll also get back 10% of your total spend over the course of the season as an end of season gift card: perfect for toasting success or drowning your sorrows after the playoffs! With Clocktowers on both Bank Street and Elgin Street, it's the perfect end to an evening of footy at Immaculata or Carleton U.
Even better you don’t have to remember a loyalty card or key tag: thanks to App8 which will track your spending and give proof of eligibility right on your phone.

You can find full details and sign-in in for the offer on the Footy Sevens/Clocktower page

Drop us an email if you have any questions. See you on the pitch!

Andrew, Chris, Dan and Matt

Charity Coed Soccer Tournament and Summer League Registation
10 June 2019 @ 1:53 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

All the spring leagues are underway and we are turning our attention to the next big events on the Footy Sevens calendar.

 

Kicking Cancer's Butt 10 is only two weeks away

Please join us for our tenth annual Kicking Cancer’s Butt Coed Charity Soccer tournament. The tournament is two weeks today at Carleton University on Saturday June 22nd. Every penny of every team registration, donation or referee bribe goes straight to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation for cancer care and research right here in Ottawa.

 

The tournament takes place over one afternoon/early evening with all teams guaranteed to play at least 3 x 30 minute games. It starts at 12.30pm and wraps up by about 6.30pm with a separate competitive and recreational tournament.

Please help us to add to the $100,000+ that the tournament has raised over the past 9 years by signing up your team for this year’s tournament on the Footy Sevens website.

 

Summer League Registration Opens Next Week

There are literally one or two team spaces left for our spring leagues: this is the last chance to play spring soccer with us. We will be taking the remaining spring leagues spaces offline on Tuesday.

 

Details for our summer leagues (late July-early September kick-offs) will be online in the next couple of days and here are the dates for registration opening;

 

  • Wednesday June 12th: Current captain’s pre-sale opens
  • Monday June 17th: Team registration opens
  • Wednesday June 19th: Individual registration opens

 

 

 

 

We'll also be offering casual pickup soccer games throughout the summer.

New Footy For All Kids Soccer Programs in Central Ottawa

This summer will see the launch of our first ever children's soccer programs in Ottawa! Our Footy For All kids programs are already a big hit at our field in the GTA with over 200 kids registered last summer. We have fun-filled recreational soccer programs for kids from Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 4 every Wednesday and Friday in July and August. 

 

To celebrate the launch we'll be offering special early bird pricing of only $99 +HST for our Wednesday and Friday programs.
 
You can find details of our summer programs and leagues for kids at our new kids website, Footy For All: https://ottawa.footyforall.ca/home.seam
 

Clocktower Brew Pubs: Your destination for post-game food and drinks.

 

Don’t forget that patio season is here and our exclusive deal with the Clocktower offers the best deal in the city for your post-game socialising. If you head to any Clocktower with 3 or more people, they’ll give you free nachos for the group, and if it is 6 or more people there’s also a pound of free wings (beverage purchase required). You’ll also get back 10% of your total spend over the course of the season as an end of season gift card: perfect for toasting success or drowning your sorrows after the playoffs! With Clocktowers on both Bank Street and Elgin Street, it's the perfect end to an evening of footy at Immaculata or Carleton U.

Even better you don’t have to remember a loyalty card or key tag: thanks to App8 which will track your spending and give proof of eligibility right on your phone.

You can find full details and sign-in in for the offer on the Footy Sevens/Clocktower page

Enjoy the warm weather everyone,

Andrew, Chris, Dan and Matt
 
New Kids Soccer Programs and Adult Leagues Starting Soon
18 May 2019 @ 4:45 AM by Joel Convery
Hi everyone,

See below for details of our adult soccer leagues, NEW kids soccer programs, Kicking Cancer's Butt Charity Soccer Tournament and $5 Pickup Soccer.

New Footy For All Kids Soccer Programs in Central Ottawa

This summer will see the launch of our first ever children's soccer programs in Ottawa! Our Footy For All kids programs are already a big hit at our field in the GTA with over 200 kids registered last summer. We have fun-filled recreational soccer programs for kids from Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 4 every Wednesday and Friday in July and August. 

To celebrate the launch we'll be offering special early bird pricing of only $99 +HST for our Wednesday and Friday programs.

You can find details of our summer programs and leagues for kids at the our new kids website Footy For All:


Adult Leagues begin this week - Last Chance to Register

There is still time to sign-up a whole team or as an individual for our spring leagues. The first of our spring leagues have now kicked off and we have 16 leagues kicking off between now and the end of May. Don't forget that you can register as an individual for all of our leagues, including our first ever individual 11-a-side league coming up on Sundays at Immaculata. Many of the coed, women's and men's leagues start next weekend, but it's your last chance to join the following leagues which start within the next 7 days:


You can find full details of all of our 7-a-side and 11-a-side leagues on the footy sevens website.


Kicking Cancer's Butt Charity Coed Soccer Tournament - Saturday June 22nd

Registration is open for our annual coed charity tournament and the tournament is just over 6 weeks away. Enter a team to help us raise money for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. As always every penny of every team fee from the tournament will go directly to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Together we have raised over $100,000 so far. Please join us to help fund vital cancer research and treatment right here in Ottawa. Kicking Cancer’s Butt X is a one-day tournament and will be held at Carleton University on Saturday June 22nd at 12.30pm.



PIckup soccer and field rentals

Don't forget we also run regular drop-in pickup games at various venues. We've got pickupalooza this weekend with a special price of $5 for 90-minute pickup games every day over the holiday weekend. Our Saturday pickup this week is a charity pickup game with all proceeds going toward offsetting our carbon footprint by planting trees in Ottawa. You can find details of all of the games on the Footy Sevens pickup website

Have a great Victoria Day weekend everyone,

Andrew, Chris, Dan and Matt
Spring League Information and New Early Spring Leagues
3 March 2019 @ 4:29 PM by Chris Surgeoner
Hello Footyseveners!

Spring League Information - Registration Opening Soon

We'll be launching our spring league programs over the next few days and the information for our coed, women's and men's leagues across the city will be online by Wednesday, March 6th. We are excited to be able to host a full range of leagues at the fantastic new field at Immaculata High School, located in central Ottawa on Main Street. We'll also have our long-running line up of league favourites: outdoors at Carleton University and indoors at Ben Franklin, Louis Riel and Hornet's Nest Domes.

Spring Registration Dates:
  • Wednesday, March 6th - Captain's presale for current league captains
  • Monday, March 11th - Public sale opens for all team spaces
  • Friday, March 15th - Individual registration opens

Early Spring Leagues - Open for Registration

We've got a couple of new league options available for those of you that can't wait to get out of the dome and start playing outside again after the winter.

Thursday 90-Minute Coed

Take on two opponents each night in our new 90-minute coed league on Thursdays. Over 4 weeks from mid-April to early-May each team plays 8 games on Thursdays. Each league night will feature two 40-minute games against two different teams in a 90-minute slot. All games will be played at the new field at Immaculata High School. The league cost just $450 for teams or $55 for individual sign-up. Registration is now open at the Footy Sevens website.

Tuesday Men's Pre-Season 11s

Our early spring pre-season 11s league is designed to give teams a chance to play 3  x 11-a-side games on the new turf field at Immaculata High School at a time when most of the grass fields in the city are not available. Whether your team is doing pre-season prep for an outdoor summer league, or simply want to shake off the rust from winter, we'll match you up with 3 different opponents over on three Tuesday evenings between April 9th and May 7th. The league is suitable for competitive level men's teams. For more information contact dan@ottawafootysevens.com or register at the Footy Sevens website.


Winter Season - Last chance to play

Most of our winter leagues have completely sold out, but we have a handful of spaces still available on a first come, first served basis.

And don't forget that we offer regular pickup soccer. Our next game is Sunday, March 3rd at Louis Riel Dome. You can always find details of all our upcoming pickup games at our pickup website.

Yours,

The Footy Sevens Team






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