FC UKRAINE UNITED TEAMS WILL NOT PLAY IN 2020 OUTDOOR SEASON

August 1, 2020

After much consideration FC Ukraine United Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 outdoor season in Ontario Soccer League and Canadian Soccer League.

 

We had hoped that we might be able to have some type of shortened season or tournament for our teams but after reading the framework for Stage 3 (see below) there is absolutely no way we are going to play in any leagues and competitions to risk our players and coaches health.

 

This paragraph was pulled from https://www.ontario.ca/page/framework-reopening-our-province-stage-3.

 

Team sports and live sporting events

  • Prolonged or deliberate contact while playing sports is not permitted.

  • Team sports in which body contact between players is either an integral component of the sport or commonly occurs while engaged in the sport (e.g., wrestling, judo) are not yet permitted, unless the approach can be modified to prevent prolonged or deliberate physical contact.

  • Amateur and recreational sports leagues may resume so long as they do not allow prolonged or deliberate physical contact between players or if they have modifications to avoid physical contact between players.

  • Leagues must contain no more than 50 participants total. If participants in a league exceed 50, the league may divide into smaller groups of no more than 50. Players are not yet permitted to play against players outside of their league or group.

  • Spectators at all sporting events, including professional sports, will be subject to gathering limits and physical distancing measures, with assigned seating where possible.

 

We are hopeful that this changes prior to any indoor seasons and we are willing to play in Ontario Soccer League, if the league is able to run indoor leagues this fall. 

 

We would like to say a big thank you to our sponsors who continued to give us support during this difficult time. 

AA Floors & More, Royal York Roofing, Ltd., Kantor Currency Exchange, KLIMAR TECHNIC http://klimartechnic.ca, OK GROUP okgroup.ca, Window Experts 416-400-7484.

 

Please keep safe and we look forward to seeing you all next season.

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