Sports Soccer

Youth indoor soccer skills program

The Orillia and District Soccer Club is hosting a 10-week indoor soccer skills program beginning Jan. 12. Players age 6-12 are invited to register at For more information please visit their website or contact Kristie at or 705-327-9733.

Soccer registration

Ramara Soccer Club 2017 season registrations for ages 4 to adult will be held at the Ramara Centre on Jan. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration forms are also available on the club website and can be mailed in or dropped off with payment to the Ramara Centre office. Contact for more informat

Orillia and District Soccer Club AGM

The Orillia and District Soccer Club will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Nov. 29 at the Rotary Place tournament room at 7 p.m. All members are invited to attend. Nominations are open for President, Treasurer, Referee-in-Chief, Director of House League Developmental, Director of House League Youth, Director of Media Relations and Technic

Dave Dawson The Packet & Times Sebastian Chiaramida was recognized as an outstanding soccer coach – one of just two in the nation – by Allstate Canada as part of a special ceremony Wednesday night at Ramara Centre. The long-time Ramara Soccer Club coach was presented the award by, from left, Kate Lewis (Allstate agency manager), Diana Matheson (Canadian Olympic soccer player) and Suzy Ferdinand (president of Ramara Soccer Club.)

Local soccer coach honoured

Orillia's Sebastian Chiaramida is one of just two soccer coaches from across the country to be recognized by Allstate Canada as part of their recognition program with the Canadian Soccer Association.

A Patrick Fogarty defender tries to get body position on a Stinger forward during spirited first-half action. DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES

Senior boys soccer action

The Catholic School Athletics of Simcoe County senior boys' soccer schedule wrapped up its regular season Thursday afternoon on a wind-swept soccer pitch at Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School. The visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School Stingers (Tottenham) earned a 2-0 victory, scoring a back- breaking second goal late in the c

In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo then FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends a news conference in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Sepp Blatter's bribery case opens

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter is now facing a bribery case, and one of his former vice-presidents was fined more than $1 million in a separate investigation into kickbacks.

Megan Rapinoe (right), seen here playing for the U.S. against Sweden during the 2016 Rio Olympics, took a knee during the national anthem before playing in a NWSL game on Sunday in Chicago. (Eraldo Peres/AP Photo)

Soccer star kneels during anthem

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign’s 2-2 tie with the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Julian de Guzman of Canada battles for the ball with Richard Dixon of Panama during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on July 14, 2013. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Coach Floro insists Canada will find result

SAN PEDRO SULA — If “Hell” formed a soccer squad, it would host fixtures inside a venue resembling Honduras’ Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, a rusty monstrosity that looks like a relic from another time.

SUBMITTED PHOTO From left to right, on top Carmine Barcelona, Kaitlyn Roberts, Krystal Priddle, MacKenzie Monaghan, Claire Lassaline and Taylor Rich. From left to right, middle are Grace Dobson, Abby Whalen, Avery Dobson, Sara Bennett, Gabriella Chiaramida and Madi Duffy. In front is Coach Sebastian Chiaramida. Missing from the photo are Elaine Treash, Marley Atkinson and Emily Mayhew.

U14 girls win Huronia Cup

The Theo's Eatery Ramara Rockettes U14 Girls capped off a stellar year by winning the Huronia Cup 9-1 over South Simcoe United.

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