If you have not been advised that your field has closed, please proceed the field as it will be a game time decision by your Match Official.
We ask that you please limit your calls to the DRSA Office. As soon as we know of field closures the teams will be notified through E2E.
DRSA Executive Director, Michelle Loveless spoke with Lauren Bird of CBC’s About That, regarding the recent rise in Match Official abuse and resulting drop in Match Officials across our District and the province. In an effort to continue to support and protect our Match Officials the DRSA is proud to have been chosen as one of the Districts to pilot the Match Official body cams.
This week, Ontario Soccer worked with various news stations to produce media stories to raise the awareness of the growing issue of Match Official abuse, led by the body camera pilot project we are launching this summer
The campaign, which is still ongoing, has successfully put the issue in the mainstream media spotlight, thanks to coverage at the local, provincial and national levels with print, radio and television segments. News outlets who covered the story include: the Toronto Star, CBC Ottawa, national CBC programs, CTV Toronto, national CTV programs, CP24 and much more.
A listing of the current coverage is available below:
Entry-level Match Official clinics are now open for registration. Match Officials are the backbone of the game of soccer because without them, games cannot take place.
In order to clear up any potential misunderstanding, please note that the following organizations are neither a member of DRSA nor, sanctioned by Ontario Soccer:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Loveless.
If you are a young person who needs support, you can reach out to Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors by calling 1-800-668-6868 or visiting kidshelpphone.ca. Their service is free, anonymous, confidential, and available 24/7/365.
Si tu es un jeune et que tu as besoin d’aide, tu peux communiquer avec les intervenants professionnels de Jeunesse, J’écoute au 1-800-668-6868 ou en visitant Jeunessejecoute.ca. Le service est gratuit, anonyme et confidentiel et ce, 24/7/365.