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September 12, 2018 - 2003 Olympic Flame “Ares” Blue (CSL) tryouts

August 19, 2018 - House League Cup + Picnic

August 1, 2018 - Thaea Mouratidis called to U15 national team!

July 23, 2018 - Buys U11 Spartans win big in Brockport!

June 25, 2018 - Olympic Flame “Eagles” U10 boys fly at the Mini Robbie!

In Memoriam - Tom Gribilas

June 4, 2018 - Boys U11 (2007) Goalie Needed

May 28, 2018 -  Olympic Flame Ares Blue (U15 boys) Promoted to CSL for 2018 Season

January 27, 2018 -  2018 House Legue Registrations

June 30, 2015 - Olympic Flame Featured by OSA

 

 

2003 Olympic Flame “Ares” Blue (CSL) tryouts – September 12, 2018
With the 2018 CSL season quickly winding down, Olympic Flame “Ares” Blue has already secured its CSL position for the 2019 summer season after a very strong showing among the best teams in Toronto, York, Durham, ECOSA and Sudbury. To continue our great development and preparation for the 2019 CSL outdoor season, Olympic Flame “Ares” Blue will be playing in the Provincial Indoor Soccer League this winter, the strongest and most competitive indoor league in the GTA. As always, “Ares” Blue will be one of the few Scarborough teams to play all winter long in a high-caliber league, against some of the best teams in the GTA. Our commitment to preparing the boys for the 2019 CSL summer outdoor season begins now. Any high-caliber players (including those with CSL, OPDL or OASL experience, or those playing in a Tier 1 league ready to make the leap to the CSL) that wish to have a tryout with Olympic Flame “Ares” Blue CSL team are invited to please contact Tom Tentoglou (416-721-5800 or tom@2003ares.com) or Paul Gribilas (647-244-7285 or paul@2003ares.com) to find out more about our program and arrange for a tryout this September. You can also visit our team website at www.2003ares.com and complete the online contact form. The following “Ares” Blue training sessions will also be used for the invitational tryouts: September 15 (Saturday), September 18 (Tuesday), September 20 (Thursday) and September 22 (Saturday). If you are born in 2003 and would like to play with one of Scarborough’s perennial top teams this winter at the Hangar and next summer, please give us a call. We are particularly interested in adding a second goalie to our CSL team. If you are looking to step up your training and improve the level of your game, then Olympic Flame “Ares” Blue is definitely for you. Don’t hesitate, or you might miss out on a great experience!

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2018 House League Cup / Picnic– August 19, 2018
Another wonderful summer of Olympic Flame House League soccer is slowly coming to an end, and that can mean only one thing: the Olympic Flame House League Cup is just around the corner! The annual conclusion to the outdoor House League soccer season is taking place this year on the weekend of September 8-9, 2018, and there will be lots of fun for all! To view the schedule for the Olympic Flame Cup, please CLICK HERE.  

Almost all of the House League teams will be playing on Saturday, so make sure you find your team on the schedule above, or ask your Coach to be sure. Please arrive at the field a minimum of 20 minutes prior to your game time. All age groups will play on both Saturday and Sunday, so check the schedule for your game times! The final schedule for Sunday’s games will be updated at the field in each age division following the Saturday games once we know the winners, so make sure to check with your Coach! As always, the Club will also host our annual House League barbecue on Sunday (September 9), throughout the day. All Olympic Flame House League players will receive a complimentary hamburger or hot dog and a drink. Hopefully we can all enjoy some nice weather (keep your fingers crossed!), the soccer and the barbecue!

The Club executive would like to thank all of our House League coaches and managers (all volunteers), the referees, the players and parents for participating this past year in an excellent House League season and helping to make the summer a great success. Also, a special thank you to all of our generous sponsors. See you all at the Picnic!

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Thaea Mouratidis called to U15 national team! – August 1, 2018
The Club would like to recognize and congratulate our former player, Thaea Mouratidis, on being called into the Canadian U15 national team for the upcoming 2018 CONCACAF Girls’ U15 Championship to be held in Bradenton, Florida from August 6 -13, 2018. Thaea played her development years with Olympic Flame until she turned 12 years old. Since then Thaea has worked extremely hard and has been rewarded with the call to the U15 national team. Thaea’s accomplishment is even more impressive given that she is only 14 years old! Thaea’s proud father, Jim Mouratidis, also played for the Club as a youth player and long-time coach of Olympic Flame, and her brother, Michael plays on the U13 Olympic Flame Socrates team coached by Jim. Congratulations to Thaea and best of luck at the CONCACAF Championship!

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Boys U11 Spartans win big in Brockport - July 23, 2018
The Brockport International Soccer Tournament was held in Rochester, New York on the weekend of July 21st and 22nd.
Our boys won the championship after an undefeated weekend where they won all 4 games they played, with an outstanding 35 goals scored and only 4 against.
Congratulations to the boys on a job well-done!

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Olympic Flame “Eagles” U10 boys fly at the Mini Robbie! – June 25, 2018
The Mini Robbie Festival, a part of the annual Robbie International Tournament, was held the weekend of June 23-24, 2018. Olympic Flame “Eagles”, our excellent U10 boys team, proudly represented the Club in the 2008 boy’s division at the Mini Robbie Festival and played some fantastic soccer! The “Eagles” not only faced very poor weather but also matched up against two of the strongest teams in the Toronto area in this age group, Dutch Connections Academy and FC Durham Academy. In the first match, the “Eagles” played Dutch Connections Academy, and after a very entertaining and highly competitive game which kept all the spectators on the edge of their seats, The “Eagles” defeated Dutch 4-3. The “Eagles” were down 2-0 after conceding two early goals but fought back to take control of the game and take a 3-2 lead late into the game. When Dutch scored a late goal to tie the game, the “Eagles” notched it up another level and scored a late winner to take the game! The second game of the festival saw the “Eagles” match up against FC Durham Academy. Despite the strength of Durham, our boys were more than up for the task, and convincingly defeated Durham by a score of 4-0! The “Eagles” more than proved that a good club team can still teach the academy teams a thing or two! Congratulations to all the “Eagles” players, coaches and parents for their commitment and hard work in achieving this fantastic result!

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Tom Gribilas

IN MEMORIAM
TOM GRIBILAS (March 11, 1940 – June 5, 2018)

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It is with great regret and sadness that Olympic Flame Soccer Club announces the passing of its president, Tom Gribilas, on June 5, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Tom was one of the founders of Olympic Flame Soccer Club and was our president for the last 33 years. He was also involved in the creation of the Central Soccer League and sat as that league’s Discipline Chairman for the first 2 years of its existence.  Tom was a pillar and a fixture of the Scarborough soccer community for over 40 years and was a respected long-time Director of the Scarborough Soccer Association.  He was without a doubt the heart and soul of Olympic Flame Soccer Club. Tom tirelessly and with little fanfare volunteered an incredible amount of time to the youth of Scarborough and East York and the sport of soccer for over 40 years.  Tom touched the lives of many children who grew up playing soccer for Olympic Flame Soccer Club, including not only his own children but his grandchildren as well.  Tom’s dedication to the sport of soccer and the youth of our community is truly unrivalled. Tom was a fixture at Ellesmere Park each and every summer, regularly overseeing the house league from Monday – Friday throughout the summer.  Tom also oversaw the successful competitive division of the Club, with teams for kids from 7-18 years of age in the top leagues in the Toronto area.  Under Tom’s guidance, our Club has won many league titles, tournaments, and has previously won provincial and Canadian championships.  And Tom volunteered all of the time he committed to our Club and the youth of Scarborough. His larger than life personality, generous nature and big smile will be sorely missed at Olympic Flame Soccer Club, by his many friends and family. The remainder of the 2018 outdoor soccer season will be played by each of our teams in loving memory of Tom. May he rest in peace.
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Boys U11 (2007) Goalie Needed - June 4, 2018
Our Boys U11 Spartans team (Born 2007) is looking for a goalie to round out our roster. The team plays in the Scarborough District League and participates in many tournaments, including events in the United States.
If you are interested in trying out for the team, please contact Peter at 416-917-9024 or u11coach@olympicflamesoccer.ca

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Olympic Flame Ares Blue (U15 boys) Promoted to CSL for 2018 Season May 28, 2018
Congratulations to the Olympic Flame Ares Blue players and coaching staff for earning promotion to the CSL for the 2018 outdoor season. The Ares Blue boys have worked extremely hard over the last couple of years and were rewarded for their efforts with promotion to the highest level of competitive soccer in our region, the (Regional) Central Soccer League (CSL). This will pit Ares Blue against the very best teams from the Toronto, York, Durham, Peterborough and Sudbury districts this summer! And our first CSL season couldn’t have gotten off to a better start, with Ares Blue defeating KNSC 2-0 in the season opener at Highview Park! Good luck to the Ares Blue players and Coach Andrew Male for a successful season in the CSL!

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2018 House League Registrations – January 27, 2018
Olympic Flame Soccer Club will begin accepting registrations for our 2018 outdoor House League program every Tuesday and Thursday, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Ellesmere Community Centre, starting on Tuesday February 13, 2018 and continuing until all age divisions are full.  Alternatively, parents can mail the Registration form together with a cheque to the Club. The registration fee shall be $190.00 for the first child, $170.00 for the second child, $150.00 for the third child and free for the fourth child (in one family). Parents of children aged 4 to 14 years old are encouraged to register their players early in order to ensure a spot, as registration is on a first-come first-served basis. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – If you register your child(ren) between February 13, 2018 and March 13, 2018, registration fees will be reduced to $170.00 for the first child, $150.00 for the second child, $130.00 for the third child and free for the fourth child (in one family). For more information on registration, please CLICK HERE.   For more general information on our House League program, please go to our HOUSE LEAGUE page.   For a registration form, please go to our REGISTRATION page.   To contact the Club directly, please go to our CONTACTS page for telephone and e-mail contacts.

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Olympic Flame Featured by OSA – June 30, 2015
Olympic Flame Soccer Club is being featured by the Ontario Soccer Association in the first of its new series “Spotlight on the Grassroots”. Check out the article on the OSA’s website at the following link:

http://www.ontariosoccer.net/clubs-districts/clubs-districts-news/655-spotlight-on-the-grassroots-olympic-flame-soccer-club

Olympic Flame Soccer Club is proud of its history and its legacy of openness and commitment to the Scarborough soccer community, and of the fact that it was chosen by the OSA to be the first featured club in this new series. The Club would also like to extend its thanks to all of the volunteer coaches, managers and Club directors, the players and the parents who have each contributed to the success of the Club over the last 32 years.

Tom Gribilas – President
Olympic Flame Soccer Club

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