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Update on COVID-19 league postponements
26 March 2020 @ 5:36 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 @ 11:29 AM 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 @ 9:43 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 @ 7:35 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 @ 8:37 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 @ 8:29 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 @ 12:53 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 @ 3:45 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






Winter League Registration Open for Teams & Individuals
7 December 2018 @ 1:55 PM by Andrew Park

Hello everyone,

Registration for all Footy Sevens winter indoor leagues is now open for Teams and Indiviual Players.

Any captain's pre-sale invitations have been released to public sale and individual registration for the leagues will open on Monday.

We've got the same great line-up of coed and men's leagues as last year. Most of our winter leagues begin in January or February. If you can't wait until then to get out and play we can still squeeze one more team and a few individuals into our Friday Men's League at Carleton University (first game January 4th).  Alternatively, you can always join one of our pick-up games or get on the court with volleyball and floor hockey leagues at various venues.

Winter 2019 Soccer League Line-Up

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 leagues continue in winter, with the new seasons kicking off directly after the end of the fall seasons. All of the leagues start in February and are likely to sell out well before their start date.

Ottawa University - Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun

For the past six 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. 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 February or March. Our Friday men's league also switches over from Carleton u in Fall to Ottawa U for the winter season.

Ben Franklin Dome - Mon Mens AND Sun Co-Ed (new for winter)

Our Monday Men's league at Ben Franklin Dome begins in February with later kick-off times. We are also adding a winter coed league at the same venue on Sundays, beginning in March. We first offered this league at the start of 2018, and it proved to be a big hit, selling out well in advance of kick-off.

Individual Registration - Soccer

Individual registration for our winter soccer leagues opens on Monday, December 10th at noon, a few 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 4 nights of mixed volleyball available from Monday to Thursday at various venues around the city. Our Wednesday league at Redeemer CHS has a couple of team spaces available and the Thursday league at Carleton is already sold out. The first season of our new mixed 4s leagues at St. Patricks High School was a big success and team spaces are still available if you would like to turn your hand to the fast-paced 4s game. A limited number of individual sign-ups are still available for all leagues. All of our winter volleyball leagues start in January.

If you prefer your gym sports with sticks rather than spikes, we have team spaces left for our Floor Hockey League starting on Wednesday evenings at the Ottawa Montessori School gym in Alta Vista. 

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

Give the gift of Footy!

If you are looking for the perfect gift for one of your fellow footy fanatics, why not give them the gift of footy for the new year? If you would like to register them as an individual for one of our leagues or pay part or all of their portion of their team fees, drop us an e-mail at admin@ottawafootysevens.com and we'll organise the payment, log it against the team of your choice and e-mail you a gift certificate that you can e-mail to them or print-out and pop in a card.

Happy Holidays and have a wonderful 2019 everyone,

See you all on the field,
 
The Footy Sevens Team
Last Chance For Indoor Soccer This Year
1 November 2018 @ 7:34 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hello Footyseveners,

Can you believe it's November already? We are entering the final weekend of games in this year's outdoor leagues and our fall indoor leagues have started to kick-off around the city. The clock is ticking on your chance to join one of the indoor soccer leagues beginning this month.

Coed Team Spaces


As always the fall and winter leagues at Ottawa U are extremely popular and the Sunday Coed, Monday Coed, and Wednesday Coed are completely sold out. Our last remaining coed team spaces at Ottawa U are in the Friday Coed League.

Over at Gloucester, the Mondays are sold out, we have a final space available in the Wednesday league and 2 spaces available for Sundays.

Men's Team Spaces


It's a similar story for the Men's league with the Tuesday Men's Late League the only remaining midweek league with spaces available, and a few spaces left in Friday Men's League at Carleton University and the Sunday Afternoon League at Ottawa U. Mondays at Ben Franklin is completely sold out.

As always, team spaces can be secured with a $250 deposit.

Individual Spaces


For individuals, Friday is the only remaining option for male players with a few spaces in the Friday Men's League at Carleton and a couple in the Friday Coed League at Ottawa U.

Female players can still grab one of the last remaining spaces in the Wednesday Coed League at Gloucester, the Friday Coed League at Ottawa U or the Sunday Coed League at Gloucester.

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 ball hockey leagues are in full swing and registration for the 2019 winter leagues has opened over at the Ottawa Volley Sixes website.

See you on the field!

Yours,

The Footy Sevens Team


Fall League Registration Open for Teams & Individuals
21 September 2018 @ 1:52 PM by Andrew Park

Hello everyone,

Registration for all Footy Sevens fall indoor leagues is now open for teams and individuals! 

Any captain's pre-sale invitations have been released to public sale. Please remember that 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 about 60% 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, but don't forget that the start of our Monday and Wednesday coed leagues in Gloucester begin in the middle of October and are only a month away. If you can't wait until then to get out and play we can still squeeze one or two more teams into our current summer leagues if you contact us today.  You can always join one of our regular pick-up games or get on the court with volleyball and floor hockey leagues at various venues.

Fall 2018 Soccer League Line-Up

Gloucester Domes - Mon, Tue, 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 and Tuesday late evening men's league have been established for a number of years and will be back again this fall and winter. All of the leagues start in October or 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 six 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 Friday 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 4 nights of mixed volleyball available from Monday 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 leagues at St. Patricks High School. A limited number of individual sign-ups are still available for all leagues. All of our fall volleyball leagues start this month.

If you prefer you gym sports with sticks rather than spikes, we have 2 team spaces left for our Floor Hockey League starting on Wednesday evenings at the Ottawa Montessori School gym in Alta Vista. 

Registration for all volleyball and floor hockey leagues can be found on the Ottawa Volley Sixes 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. Full details can be found in our earlier blog post.

See you all on the field,

The Footy Sevens Team
Fall League Registration Opens on Wednesday
19 September 2018 @ 7:45 AM by Joel Convery

Hello everyone,

Team registration for all Footy Sevens fall indoor leagues opens Wednesday, September 19th at noon, making today 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 our biggest ever line-up 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 about 60% 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, but don't forget that the start of our Monday and Wednesday coed leagues in Gloucester begin in the middle of October and are only a month away. If you can't wait until then to get out and play we can still squeeze one or two more teams into our current summer leagues if you contact us today.  You can always join one of our regular pick-up games or get on the court with volleyball and floor hockey leagues at various venues.

Fall 2018 Soccer League Line-Up

Gloucester Domes - Mon, Tue, 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 and Tuesday late evening men's league have been established for a number of years and will be back again this fall and winter. All of the leagues start in October or 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 six 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 Friday 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 4 nights of mixed volleyball available from Monday 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 leagues at St. Patricks High School. A limited number of individual sign-ups are still available for all leagues. All of our fall volleyball leagues start this month.

If you prefer you gym sports with sticks rather than spikes, we have 2 team spaces left for our Floor Hockey League starting on Wednesday evenings at the Ottawa Montessori School gym in Alta Vista. 

Registration for all volleyball and floor hockey leagues can be found on the Ottawa Volley Sixes 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. Full details can be found in our earlier blog post.

See you all on the field,

The Footy Sevens Team
Immaculata High School Field Opens This Tuesday
31 August 2018 @ 12:01 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

It's finally here. For months we've been looking forward to seeing games kick-off on the new field at Immaculata High School, and this coming Tuesday after the long weekend will be the big day!

The field is finished and ready to go, the turf looks absolutely magnificent, the goals are in place and we are raring to go. The first group on there will be the Immaculata High School students during the day and then our sold out Tuesday men's league will kick off at 6pm.

It's Not Too Late to Get on the New Turf

We still have some spaces in some of our upcoming leagues at Immaculata so its not too late to get on the field and enjoy the late summer/early fall weather at the new premium venue. As always, team and individual registration is available.

COED OUTDOOR SOCCER:

  • Wednesday at Immaculata HS
  • Thursday at Immaculata HS
  • Friday at Immaculata HS
  • Sunday Afternoons at Immaculata HS

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR SOCCER:

  • Tuesdays at Immaculata HS

MEN’S OUTDOOR SOCCER:

  • Monday at Immaculata HS
  • Tuesday at Immaculata HS
  • Sunday at Immaculata HS

Click here for the full list of leagues and details

The new field at Immaculata High School in central Ottawa. The field is located next to the canal at 140 Main Street (just south of Lees Avenue) and it features three 7v7s fields with divider nets between the fields and a premium brand new turf. There is plenty of free parking on site as well as being an ideal location to walk or bike to from anywhere in the centre of Ottawa.

New Partnership with The Senate Tavern on Bank Street: Free Wings and Nachos!

We've just signed up with the refurbished Senate Sports Tavern to bring you a great option for your after match food and drink. Bring your team in after your game, register for their team program and they'll give you free nachos if there are more than 4 of you and free wings and nachos if there are more than 6!

Even better they'll give you back 10% of what your team spends as future credit: ideal for building up for an end of season celebration.

Its in a perfect location for most of our leagues: a few minutes from Carleton U and just down the canal from Immaculata at 1159 Bank Street in Old Ottawa South. Make sure you pop in after your next game:  there's plenty of soccer on the big screen and we thoroughly recommend the food!

If you have any questions about the Immaculata leagues, our mixed 6s and mixed 4s volleyball leagues, our Wednesday ball hockey league or pretty much anything to do with Footy Sevens, drop us an e-mail at admin@ottawafootysevens.com.

Have a fantastic long weekend everyone and we hope to see you at the new field,

 

 

Yours,

Andrew, Chris, Matt and Joel - Your Ottawa Footy Sevens Team

New Field at Immaculata High School: Playing surface is complete!
7 August 2018 @ 9:38 PM by Chris Surgeoner
Great news on the renovations of our new home at Immaculata High School in central Ottawa. The turf is now completely finished: all of the lines and the logo is in place, the sand and rubber infill have been added and the field groomed to perfection. We walked the field this morning and it is an absolutely perfect surface.
Team Registration for our Fantastic New Soccer Venue Now Open
25 June 2018 @ 8:58 AM by Joel Convery

Hi everyone,

We know you are all caught up in watching World Cup soccer at the moment, but don't forget to grab your space to get out there on the field when the tournament ends.

Team registration is now open for Ottawa Footy Sevens biggest ever summer league line-up! Individual registration opens on Friday.

We have coed, women's and men's leagues available at Ottawa newest 7-a-side venue, the new field at Immaculata High School on Main Street. We'll also be at our other favourite O-town venues at Carleton U, Ben Franklin Dome and the two Gloucester domes.

New Central League Location

The field at Immaculata HS is centrally located and offers great transport options for biking, walking and public transport as well as plentiful free parking in the school car parks. The field will feature FIFA-grade turf, full-length divider nets, LED lighting and is fully lined for 7-a-side soccer, making it the premier outdoor 7vs7 soccer venue in the city.

The first of our summer leagues begin on August 8th with most beginning late August or early-September.

Our Summer League Options:

Click here for the full list of leagues and details

Coed Outdoor Soccer:

Over 35s Coed Soccer Division

Coed Indoor Soccer:

Women's Outdoor Soccer:

Men's Outdoor Soccer:

Volleyball & Floor Hockey Leagues:

Looking to play expand your rec sport horizons? Check out our Ottawa Volley Sixes leagues. We'll be offering Volleyball and Floor Hockey this fall and details will be online in July at the Volley sixes website.

We may even have some Flag Football going on under the Friday night lights at Carleton U: e-mail chris@footysevens.com if you are interested in joining us for Flag Football.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop us an email at admin@footysevens.com

Have a great summer everyone,

The Ottawa Footy Sevens Team

Footy Sevens Announces New 7v7 Venue and Summer League Registration
25 June 2018 @ 8:58 AM by Joel Convery

Hello Footy-Seven-ers!

New League Location in Central Ottawa

Footy Sevens are delighted to announce a great new venue for our leagues in central Ottawa: the new FIFA-grade turf field at Immaculata High School.

We've been working alongside the Ottawa Catholic School Board to provide a much needed upgrade to the school's sports field. An upgraded FIFA-grade turf sports field, running track and LED floodlights will provide an ideal venue for our leagues in a fantastic location.

The 7-a-side fields will be fully lined, played on the latest generation of turf and be separated by end-to-end divider netting, making it the premier outdoor 7-a-side venue in the city.

The field is located at 140 Main Street, between Main Street and the canal. It's a great location to get to without having to get in the car: easily accessible by bike or on foot via the canal and river pathways and the cycle lanes on Main Street and a 10 minute walk from the Lees Transit/Confederation Line station. It provides a excellent location for those that live or work in central Ottawa. For those of you that are coming by car there is also plentiful free parking available at the field in the school parking lots. And if you are looking to grab a bite to eat or drink after the game, there are some great local options as well as the patios of Elgin Street a short walk away.

Work is well underway on the field improvements, and it is scheduled for completion in late August. It's an exciting time for us, and something we have been working towards for many years and we hope that it provides an ideal option for many of you for your weekly footy!

Summer League Registration Opens Next Week

The first Footy Sevens leagues at the fantastic new venue will be part of our the upcoming late summer/early fall soccer season. We'll have coed, women's and men's leagues available, all kicking off in late August and early September at both the new field and at Carleton U, the Gloucester Domes and Ben Franklin Dome. We're just crossing the t's and dotting the i's on the leagues. Some of them can already be found on our website and the full line-up will be online by Monday.

Full details of all of summer leagues will be available soon on the Footy Sevens Website.

Key Dates:

  • Monday 18th of June: Captain's Pre-sale Opens
  • Wednesday 20th June: Public Registration Opens for Teams
  • Friday 22nd June: Individual Registration Opens
Have a fantastic summer everyone,

See you on the field,

The Footy Sevens Team

Issues with Outlook / Hotmail and other Microsoft email accounts
13 March 2018 @ 8:49 AM by Joel Convery

We had some enquiries recently from users who have outlook / hotmail accounts (and other email addresses falling under the Microsoft umbrella).  

Please read this full message if you think you aren't receiving our emails.

They had been complaining that certain emails (team notices, fixture reminders) weren't reaching their inbox anymore, not even in the junk or spam folder.  We had no bouncebacks on these emails and by all measures at our end they have been delivered successfully.

Microsoft has a number of extra measures in place that filter emails before they reach the user, things we have ZERO control over and it can get a little frustrating trying to track it down.  We have raised a support request, but who knows if anything will come of that.

If you think you are having these issues we suggest you add the domain ottawafootysevens.com to the list of safe senders in your mail configuration as this seems to help. 

I was going to send an email out about this, but the irony / paradox that it wouldn't reach those that need to do this was not lost.

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