Eastside is immensely proud to announce its successful application for Club Licensing PTSO (Provincial/Territorial Youth Club) — Level 2, becoming one of only four members in all of Saskatchewan to achieve Member Association Level 2.
"This is very exciting news for the Eastside family," technical director Mike Gramiak said.
Eastside achieved the recognition after being recommended for approval by Saskatchewan Soccer and then confirmed by Canada Soccer.
According to the Saskatchewan application, Level 2 of the licensing program "identifies organizations committed to achieving the highest expectations of the Grassroots, Community, and Competitive Streams and targets those with aspirations of moving into the Development/Performance Stream. Organizations achieving the Provincial/Territorial Youth Club Licence — Level 2 are making an enhanced commitment across each of the pillars, which requires significant resources to achieve."
Eastside president Dave Deibert said the recognition serves as motivation for the club to continue offering the best programming possible.
"It's a credit to the amazing coaching staff on the field, the team system behind the scenes, and the players and their families for showing their support and belief in what Eastside has to offer."
To date, approximately 170 member organizations from nine member associations have been granted club licensing in Canada.
Also achieving Level 2 licensing on Monday were Hollandia, Queen City Regina and FC Regina. Four members from Saskatchewan, along with three from Quebec, received Level 1 licensing, while two in Saskatchewan and two in New Brunswick received Quality Soccer Provider licensing.
To read Canada Soccer's release, click here: Canada Soccer announces new club license program cohort for Q1 2021