Let the 2023 soccer season begin.
Good afternoon, and thank you for choosing Soccer Chateauguay this summer. As we begin many of our programs tonight I would like to take a moment to remind everyone that the association has made every effort to ensure things run smoothly. Of course there will always be little problems here and there, and so we ask you for your understanding and patience as we work through some of the required adjustments.
Our team of volunteers, and employees have been hard at work for well over 3 months in preparation for tonight. I want to thank them all, from the members of the board to our Director General Maria. Our equipment manager Jean-Ann and of course our secretary who has been fielding countless emails and phone calls, thank you Erika. I also wish to thank our technical staff, Joe and Marie-Claude who will be providing support and guidance to our volunteer coaches, and of course lets not forget Omar Zeghir for his countless years of service to the association as our technical director.
I would also like to call out to your attention, that while every effort is made to hire enough referees, there will be times, and I suspect quite a few early on, where no referees will be available. In these cases we lean on the coaches and parents to help referee a game.
We would also like to remind you that as a parent you are there to support and cheer all the children. The ASC will not tolerate any disrespectful behavior of their employees and volunteer coaches.
Finally, I want to take a moment to thank all of the parents who offered to coach this year. Without you and the many parents who have offered help we couldn't offer our favorite sport to the community. We are 1100 strong and continue to define soccer in the south-west. You are the future of this organization.
Wishing you all a wonderful soccer season.
Nelson Cabral, President