Officials Hopeful High School Soccer Will Start Soon

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LKSSAA soccer remains postponed heading into next week – Photo by Jocelyn McLaughlin

The high school soccer season has had another push back, with games for next Monday being cancelled, adding to a week of cancellations ending more than 20 LKSSAA games.

According to Nicky Pearson, Ontario Soccer’s Manager of Match Officials Development however, those involved in negotiations between match officials (referees) and regional leagues, are still hopeful the high school season will be saved.

“Representatives from LKSSAA, Ontario Soccer and the LKSA at the present time are working on finalizing an agreement with the full intention to have high soccer up and running in the Lambton-Kent District,” Pearson wrote CKSN.ca.

The dispute is over several items related to contracts for Match Officials, and the sanctioning of high school soccer in Ontario, as reported by CKSN earlier this week.

With another 7 games from the senior girls and boys leagues combined next Monday, the total climbs to 28 games that have been postponed, and will need to be made up.

With most OFSSAA soccer championships beginning June 1, and some schools having 8 scheduled league games, time is ticking to get the LKSSAA soccer season underway, and still have time for tournaments, as well as the LKSSAA semi-finals and finals, and SWOSSAA.

With badminton coming to a close soon, soccer, rugby, baseball, and track and field remain in action in LKSSAA high school sports.

Emails to LKSSAA were not returned regarding the status of the Senior girls and boys soccer seasons.

Continue to follow CKSN.ca for updates regarding LKSSAA soccer and other high school sports.

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