Gloucester Gentlemen's Soccer League

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Merry Christmas 2016! PDF Print E-mail

Soccer ChristmasThe GGSL takes its traditional Christmas break from Dec 23, 2016 to Jan 6, 2017.  Until we meet again in the new year, here's wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!

 
Lakis Nabs 2016 Gloucester Soccer Volunteer Award PDF Print E-mail

David Bowyer Award for Lakis

Congratulations to GGSL President Lakis Karyofyllis who has been named a winner of the 2016 David Bowyer "Volunteer of the Year" award!  The award is presented annually to 3 individuals adjudged to have provided outstanding volunteer service to the Gloucester soccer community ("Ottawa Gloucester Soccer Club") on behalf of the recreational, competitive and adult ("Seniors") branches of the OGSC.  Lakis was recognized by the Gloucester Senior Committee for his work with the GGSL.
 
"Lakis has demonstrated outstanding leadership in helping guide the GGSL, which has truly become one of the finest examples of a men's recreational soccer league in Canada", said Gloucester Seniors' President Keith Corkum.  "Lakis always had an ambitious vision for  the GGSL, but he is also prepared to roll up his sleeves and put in the hard work to achieve that vision.  He has insisted on a principled management of the GGSL.  This includes his commitment to ensuring league access for players of various skill levels, his belief in the critical importance of sportmanship & fairplay within the league, and his efforts to promote a fun, friendly atmosphere among the GGSL teams & players."  Corkum concluded with, "No doubt men's recreational soccer in East Ottawa has been the big beneficiary of Lakis' efforts and as such he is a most-worthy recipient of this year's Volunteer of the Year award."
 
Lakis joins other esteemed winners of the David Bowyer award in the GGSL, including Keith Corkum, Paolo Filipponi, J.C. Daigle, George Papandreou and Alan Pfahl.
 
GGSL Ham in West Ham! PDF Print E-mail

Earl McGuire at West Ham - Sep 2016

Thee Olde Boys manager Earl "The Pearl" McGuire was spotted on Sep 25, 2016 in East London watching West Ham host Southhampton.  The Pearl and his lovely wife Nathalie were visiting son (and GGSL referee) Francis McGuire.  There is absolutely no truth to the rumour that Francis was in London to get remedial referee training and/or eye surgery at a famed London ophthalmology clinic, rather he is attending Lancaster University in a program in International Management. Southhampton ended up destroying the Hammers by a score of 3-0. Safe travels McGuire family and good luck Francis with your studies!

 
Historic Franchise First Goals (2016) PDF Print E-mail
They placed their teams on their backs with Auston Matthews-like league debuts!
They made clear statements to their rivals that they would not be denied!
The gratitude of their teammates is such that they will never again have to pay for a single beer at Connors pub!
They are...the historic first goal scorers for their respective franchises, and they are GGSL legends!
 
 Franchise First Goals
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        Franchise            First Goal Scorer     
  Ajax   Ajax 1   Stan "Jasic Park" Jasic  
  Dortmund II   BVB Dortmund II GGSL   Nuel Andre  
  Los Mariachis Locos   Los Mariachis Locos Logo   Steve "You'll Never Walk Alone" Hearth   
  Reds   Reds   Duane "Field Goal" Francis  
 
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