Mission & Values

The Ottawa City Soccer Club provides an enhanced soccer experience for all members through quality coach education, community engagement, and a supportive training environment for all players.

Values

The Board, staff and committed volunteers met to create a core set of business values that we believe will enhance our work and foster meaningful interaction.

The Ottawa City Soccer Club believes in living its values tosupport a positive and rewarding experience all members. We are committed to:

  • Fostering an inclusive community: We offer a rewarding and accessible environment that welcomes people of all ages and skill levels.
  • Striving for excellence: We ensure a quality soccer experience for all members from initiation to recreation to elite to soccer for life.
  • Creating a respectful environment: We recognize the multiple contributions that cultivate a sense of belonging and pride.
  • Investing for thefuture: We develop the best programs to support a lifelong engagement in the beautiful game.
  • Managing with integrity: We hold ourselves to high ethical standards and ensure that we are walking the talk.Club’s Mission, Vision and Values.
  • OCSC_Strategic Plan 2018-2022We are very excited at the future of player, coach, referee and Organization development through our strategic plan. This document exemplifies how committed we are as a club in development.

CONSTITUTION

Ottawa City Soccer Club Bylaws – October 2016

 

Club History

At our recent AGM our membership on Nov. 11 2015 our membership voted to change our name to the Ottawa City Soccer Club. On October 2, 2014, members of the Ottawa Royals and Nepean City Soccer Clubs voted unanimously to form the Ottawa Nepean Soccer Club, creating a Club of approximately 3500 located in the heart of the City of Ottawa.

And as we look ahead to our future, as one of Ottawa’s premier soccer clubs, we recognize and celebrate our combined 80 year soccer history, that began somewhere on a pitch in 1966 and 1986. Ottawa Royals History

In the summer of 1966 a group of employees from the National Research Council, organized by Peter Marquart, founded the Ottawa Royals S.C. and competed in the old Ottawa Soccer League. They began that year in the second division, where they played until 1970.

By the spring of 1969 the club had captured the very first trophy of the many trophies they would win. This was the result of a win in the Centennials pre-season tournament. A third place finish during the 1969 season resulted in the club being promoted to the first division for the 1970 season, where they have competed ever since.

The Royals won the first division for the first time in 1973 and have won the division 20 times to date, including 9 years in a row, a remarkable stretch that ran from 1988 to 1996.

The Men’s Premier team continued to dominate the 1990’s winning the OCSL league championship in 1998 and 1999. In 2000 they finished second. The team once again made the final 4 of the Ontario Cup, but was denied again. In 2001 they regained the OCSL championship and won again in 2002. With an aging squad in 2003, injuries and a short bench saw the team finish lower than second for the first time in more than 20 years and it was the first year the team failed to win a trophy. However the team managed to string together some good performances to make it to the Ontario Cup semi final. 2004 was a memorable year. The Men’s Premier team started the season with loss in the first round of the CPSL (Canadian Professional Soccer League) Cup to Vaughan in a sloppy loss in extra time. From that point the team did not lose a game until the gold medal game at the National Championships, where they lost 4-3 on penalty kicks. Along the way the Men’s Premier team won the OCSL league, the Ottawa Cup and the Ontario Cup.

The Royals have also won the Ottawa Cup 13 times including “The Double” on 7 occassions. 1974 was one of the best years as we won “The Double”, the Reserve League, the newly formed Premier League of Eastern Ontario and reached the Semi-finals of the Ontario Cup. Since 1969 the Royals have won over 100 cups, leagues and tournaments at the senior level

Memorable names frompast premier teams give you a sense of the club’s rich heritage. Names such as Billy MacQueen, John Gillespie, John Marshall, Hugh Campbell, John Mulligan, Hugh McColl, Ray Riddel, Vince Tyndal, Kevin Keeling, Jimmy Kerr and most notably a young player by the name of Lyndon Hooper.

Lyndon first joined the club as a fifteen year old and played a number of years with the first team before going on to represent Canada as a member of the national soccer team. (Note: John Gillespie also represented Canada but prior to his arriving in Ottawa.)

For half a century the Royals have been a leader in Eastern Ontario and through the dedication, affection and pride of its members it will continue to flourish.

MEN’S HISTORY

By the spring of 1969 the club had captured the very first trophy of the many trophies they would win. This was the result of a win in the Centennials pre-season tournament. A third place finish during the 1969 season resulted in the club being promoted to the first division for the 1970 season, where they have competed ever since.

The Royals won the first division for the first time in 1973 and have dominated the division by winning it 20 times to date, including 9 years in a row, a remarkable stretch that ran from 1988 to 1996.

Ninth Straight City League Champions (1996)

The Men’s Premier team continued to dominate the 1990’s winning the OCSL league championship in 1998 and 1999. In 2000 they finished second. The team once again made the final 4 of the Ontario Cup, but was denied again. In 2001 they regained the OCSL championship and won again in 2002. With an aging squad in 2003, injuries and a short bench saw the team finish lower than second for the first time in more than 20 years and it was the first year the team failed to win a trophy. However the team managed to string together some good performances to make it to the Ontario Cup semi final.

2004 was a memorable year. The Men’s Premier team started the season with loss in the first round of the CPSL (Canadian Professional Soccer League) Cup to Vaughan in a sloppy loss in extra time. From that point the team did not lose a game until the gold medal game at the National Championships, where they lost 4-3 on penalty kicks. Along the way the Men’s Premier team won the OCSL league, the Ottawa Cup and the Ontario Cup.

The Royals have also won the Ottawa Cup 13 times including “The Double” on 7 occassions. 1974 was one of the best years as we won “The Double”, the Reserve League, the newly formed Premier League of Eastern Ontario and reached the Semi-finals of the Ontario Cup. Since 1969 the Royals have won over 100 cups, leagues and tournaments at the senior level. These impressive accomplishments have been achieved without the use of paid players.

 

 

VISION:

“To foster a lifelong passion for the beautiful game.”