Posts Tagged ‘Soccer’

The Boys In Company C – Movie Review

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

The Boys In Company C

"It's like Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, but on coke."

“The Boys in Company C”

We don’t do these nearly often enough, but we’ll try to keep up with what’s out there more often.  The movie we’re reviewing here is minimally about soccer – but it does use soccer as the inevitable climax point that determines what we all perceive to be the future outcome of the characters once the movie’s over.  So if you watch soccer related movies because you’d like to see some stunning soccer cinematography, then this isn’t the film for you.  The skill on display isn’t anything to marvel at, the way it’s depicted and presented is even poorer and even the approach to the sport itself is one that will have any real fanatic cringing.  (No, you MAY NOT play football in your US Marine Corps, standard issue, combat boots!)   (more…)

12th Annual Kicks For Cancer Tournament

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to inform you that the 12th annual Kicks for Cancer Tournament for Cancer Research will be hosted again this summer.  This soccer tournament will be taking place Saturday, August 6th and Sunday August 7th, 2011 at Credit View Park in Brampton.

In the past 11 years Kicks for Cancer has raised over $170,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.  Over 300 participants are expected to support this year’s event.

The money raised at the event goes directly to those who have been touched by cancer by enabling the society to fulfill its mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of those living with cancer.

Early bird registration is currently taking place!  Right NOW, you can register your team for the 12th Annual Kicks for Cancer ONLY $450.00 – what a great price!  Early bird registration will end July 31st, 2011 and the cost will increase to $550.00 per team.  Maximum number of registrants per team is 18 players.

If you do not have the players but want to play yourself we’ll get you on a team!

Register Today Online at Kicks For Cancer Website


BAS Charity Shield 2011

Monday, April 25th, 2011

In April 2010 a few members of the BAS community turned a regular friendly that had been ongoing for a number of years into a night to remember.  At the end of April each year, different Branches/Members of the Referee Communities play in a tournament against one another in which they hang up their whistles, strap on their playing boots and take the field to play for the love of the game and of course the bragging rights.

Each year before the tournament the OSRA Brampton team previously played a friendly, which was very low key and not open to many, against a team in the BAS to prepare.   In 2010 one of the members in the BAS Community posted a topic on the Soccer Talkers, the official BAS forums, regarding a fund raising event in which he participates in each year.  Looking for some possible support from the community he was pleasantly surprised with the support he received.

One of the OSRA Brampton Members read the thread and not only donated his game fee for one of his games in the BAS but also challenged other OSRA Brampton Referee’s to jump in an do the same.  A separate contributor engaged by this referee did the same and thought up yet another way to help the cause and as Captain of the OSRA Brampton Referee team, threw out the idea of having their regular friendly as a charity match.  This turned into a whirl wind effect with the OSRA Brampton President creating and selling event programmes to donate all the proceeds to the cause, attended by 50+ spectators, cheerleaders family and friends, with a lot of help from the BAS Charity Shield game the original posting member was able to raise over $2000 in total for the Walk Now for Autism event in which he participated with his family.

With the success of the BAS Charity Shield in 2010 we will be hosting this event once again to benefit the same cause on Wednesday April 27th at the Brampton Soccer Centre.  The Charity Match is scheduled to kick off at 8:00PM on field D and we are hoping to have the entire BAS community out to support not only the cause but also whatever team you would like to cheer on.  Some of you will be out to support the referees however most of you will truly enjoy watching your fellow BAS players play against them!

There will be a small group there to help collect donations at the event with all BAS players donating in order to play as well as the referees.

Here is some further information regarding the cause and our community member who is directly impacted by your steps to assist in his personal mission:

Ever since the diagnosis of our son, Tyler, with autism, my family has done what we can to try to support organizations that support families dealing with it.

Once again, we are participating in Walk Now for Autism to help find the missing pieces of the autism puzzle. Autism one of the most common developmental disorder in the North America affecting one in every 150 children born today. Despite some promising discoveries, the cause of autism is unknown and a cure does not exist. Research is crucial. Not only must we find ways to improve the quality of life for children and adults with autism, but we also must find a cure, and soon.

Walk Now for Autism is our chance to make a difference in the autism community by raising money for autism research and heightening public awareness.

Autism Speaks Canada is a non-profit, registered charitable organization. Donations of $20 or more will be issued an official tax receipt. Charitable number 869420208 RR0001.

Last year, with a lot of help from this Charity Shield game and the participants, volunteers and fans, we were able to raise over $2000 in total.

Thank you in advance for your support, and we look forward to seeing many of you at the game.

Peter, Marcie, Tyler and Justin Cardoso

2010 Boxing Day Bonanza Tournament – Info

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
Welcome to the BAS Boxing Day Money Tournament!
Tournament takes place at the Brampton Soccer Centre on Sunday December 26th 2010;
all teams are guaranteed 3 games! Do not wait until the deadline to enter as the tournament may fill up prior to the deadline.
  • Men’s Purse = $2500* (Based on 16 teams)
  • Women’s Purse = $2500* (Based on 16 teams)
  • FREE food for participating teams
  • Early Bird Entry Fee: $325/per team (Due by Nov 1st)  – Early Bird Registration now closed.
  • Regular Entry Fee: $375/per team (Due by deadline)
  • Deadline to Enter: December 1st 2010
  • MVP Prizes for the Finals!
To register, please email:
* – Cash purse prizes are based on 16 men’s teams, 16 women’s teams. Prizes may be adjusted up or down if more or less teams enter.

Any Chance of a Game? – Book Review

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Any Chance of a Game?

Read Barney Ronay's "Any Chance of a Game?"

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It’s not that often that we pick up a book, read through it and spend the entire time thinking ‘holy crap, this may as well be about me’.  However, Barney Ronay’s ‘Any Chance of a Game: A Season At The Ugly End Of Park Football’ is exactly that book.  Well, it is and should be for any recreational soccer players.


Weeds Have Gone Amok

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Brampton is going to weed, and residents aren’t happy about it.

But this city isn’t the only municipality grappling with dandelions after a province-wide ban was brought in that prevents the use of chemicals by municipalities to kill weeds and insects. All municipalities have been struggling to find alternate methods of combating weeds, a city committee heard this week.

It’s city boulevards, in particular, that are losing the battle against dandelions, according to city councillors.

“It’s worse this year than it’s ever been,” said Regional Councillor Grant Gibson at Wednesday’s Committee of Council meeting. He expressed concern, echoed by other councillors, that the problem is going to get even worse in the future.

Dixie/407 pitches choked out by Taraxacum officinale

Dixie/407 pitches choked out by Taraxacum officinale


Fantastic Sale At Pro Shop

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

The Pro Shop at the Brampton Soccer Centre will be having a sale to coincide with the Men’s Playoff Tournament this Saturday, Sept. 19th.

There are deals to be had on all indoor and outdoor footwear, as well as equipment and apparel.

Check it out…