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And we’re off!!!

This weekend marks the start for all our AAA teams. The club wishes much success, good fortune, and safety along the way. Visit our social media to view the weekend slate of games and support our teams!

With summer soccer kicking off, we would like to thank all the parents and volunteers that work tirelessly to help us make the experience a positive one for our athletes. Remember, when watching our children play, be supportive, encouraging and a positive influence!

We have six groups (M & F U15, U17 and Senior) battling it out for a chance to represent our province at Club Nationals. Come out and support them on this adventure!

Go Lakeshore!

Lakeshore Is Proud to Uplift Girls in Refereeing

Ever wonder why so many girls and women’s soccergames are refereed by boys and men[1]?


Shouldn’t female players have access to female referees? How can we change this reality?

These are perennial questions for soccer organisers and refereeing associations, as all-too-often the ratio of male to female referees fails to represent the gender balance of our clientele – the players.

With this in mind, Lakeshore has been working hard behind the scenes to offer greater support to female referees in an effort to help them enjoy better and longer careers as members of the refereeing community; and we are beginning to see promising results!

In 2021, Lakeshore’s “Referee of the Year,” an honour which is voted on by the club referees, was a young woman who has worked hard and shown great tenacity and leadership to move up in her role as a Lakeshore and Lac St-Louis referee over the past 2 years.

More exciting news! After an especially low gender balance among the 2021 incoming class of referees, of which only about 10% were girls, Lakeshore is excited to announce an exactly even, 50/50, gender split among our 2022 first-year referees.

Gearing up for the season, we plan to sustain these efforts, as our girls continue to demonstrate that they belong on the pitch, not only as players, but as competent, compassionate, and strong referees. We know they’ll make us proud!

[1]Please note, for the purposes of Lakeshore’s services, gendered terms such as ‘girls’, ‘boys’, ‘women’, ‘men’, etc. are inclusive of gender non-binary, gender-fluid, two-spirit, and genderqueer folks more broadly.

The Road to Qatar

Thirty six years.

It has been 36 years since soccer fans have had the chance to root on their team. Eight world cups have gone without young players being able to wave their country’s flag. Since 1986, Canadians have not been able to see their team play on the grandest stage of all.

But soon, that may all change.

The Canadian men’s soccer team is on the verge of history. Unbeaten Canada tops the eight-team standings going into the final round of CONCACAF qualifying - ahead of both the U.S. and Mexico. If they win just one of their three remaining games, scheduled in March, they will qualify for the World Cup.

For soccer players and fans, like myself, it’s incredibly inspiring to watch these players work extremely hard and ultimately accomplish their goals. It’s what I tell my players every day and it’s one of the things we try to instill at Lakeshore Soccer. But now, instead of just hearing it, young players are getting the chance to witness it for themselves and it is game changing.

What a story the Canadian men’s team is writing — building a legacy that will inspire young players and creating a greater foundation of soccer in this country for years to come.

June 6, 2022
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May 5, 2022
And we’re off!!!
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This weekend marks the start for all our AAA teams. The club wishes much success, good fortune, and safety along the way. Visit our social media to view the weekend slate of games and support our teams!

April 1, 2022
Lakeshore Is Proud to Uplift Girls in Refereeing
Author:
Referee Department

Ever wonder why so many girls and women’s soccer games are refereed by boys and men ? Shouldn’t female players have access to female referees? How can we change this reality?

February 20, 2022
The Road to Qatar
Author:
Technical Department

Thirty six years.

It has been 36 years since soccer fans have had the chance to root on their team. Eight world cups have gone without young players being able to wave their country’s flag. Since 1986, Canadians have not been able to see their team play on the grandest stage of all.