Spirit of Cooperation Wins the Day as Eastern Ontario’s Newest ORNCA Academies Take to the Pitch

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News Release

April 17, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kingston-Belleville FC (KBFC) Pro Soccer Academy and the Kevin Nelson Soccer Academy (KNSA) will compete on the field and collaborate off in order to develop youth soccer in Eastern Ontario

Ottawa, ON – It was a small step for two of Ontario’s newest OSA/ORNCA-accredited soccer academies on Saturday afternoon, but a giant leap for the evolution and growth of elite youth soccer in Eastern Ontario when the U-12 boys teams of the Kingston-Belleville FC (KBFC) Pro Soccer Academy and the Kevin Nelson Soccer Academy (KNSA) squared off in the first youth soccer academy game ever played in the Region.

Both the KBFC Academy and the KNSA Academy U-12 boys teams will be competing this season in the Soccer Academy Alliance of Canada (SAAC) development league. SAAC is Canada’s first Standards-Based High Performance youth soccer league, entering its 11th year of operation, and boasts graduates who have gone on to National Team pools, MLS and dozens of CIS and NCAA Division I schools.

Saturday’s ground-breaking exhibition “friendly” at the RA Centre Dome in Ottawa was a chance for both of Eastern Ontario’s only two OSA/ORNCA-accredited soccer academies to demonstrate the unity and the collaboration that they intend to exhibit towards one another both today and into the future.

Kingston FC Reserves are Champs

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News Release from Kingston FC – October 26th, 2014

Kingston has a championship pro soccer team.

Kingston’s reserves – who lost just one game all season – defeated Waterloo 2-0 Sunday in Toronto to take the Canadian Soccer League’s second division championship.

The game winner was scored at the 19 minute mark by Kingston’s own Simon Schmitke who joined the team right out of Regiopolis and is now in first year at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Schmitke scored on a pass from Jinmi Ismail who was nominated for rookie of the year.

Kingston FC Reserves in Championship Final

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News Release from Kingston FC – October 19th, 2014

For the second year in a row, there will be a Kingston FC team in the Canadian Soccer League championship finals.

Last season Kingston FC’s first division team made it to the championship game, dropping a 3-1 verdict to SC Waterloo’s first division team. This season, Kingston FC’s second division team will be there – after defeating the Niagara United Reserves 5-1 at Queen’s West Campus on Saturday night – and their opponent once again will be SC Waterloo.

The Kingston FC Reserves – who have lost just one game all season – led 1-0 at half time on a goal by Stephane Assengue and were up 3-0 before the Niagara Reserves scored on a penalty kick. Kingston FC then added two more goals – the fifth by the league’s top scorer Mademba Ba.

The other Kingston FC goals were registered by Corey Faughnan – who scored twice – and by Simon Schmitke.

Kingston FC First Team Eliminated

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News Release from Kingston FC – October 18th, 2014

The season is over for Kingston FC’s first division pro soccer team – the team lost 2-1 in the Canadian Soccer League semi-final played in bitterly cold and windy conditions in Toronto.

Shawn Brown of Croatia scored first and Croatia hit the cross-bar twice in the first half but when Kingston got the wind Joe Zupo tied it at one.

Croatia pressed most of the way after that and Ante Zikuvic scored one minute before the end of regulation time.

Kingston reserves play their semi-final against Niagara tomorrow (Sunday) evening at Queen’s West Campus.

Two Playoff Wins for Kingston FC

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News Release from Kingston FC – October 12th, 2014

Thanks to two third-year veterans Kingston FC’s First Division team is into the Canadian Soccer League’s semi-finals.

Thanks to two newcomers Kingston FC’s Second Division team is semi-final bound along with them.

Saturday evening at Queen’s West Campus Field, Kingston FC and Serbian White Eagles were scoreless after 90 minutes of regulation time in their 1st Division quarter-final encounter, and they were still scoreless after the first 15-minute period of extra time.

Two Wins for Kingston – Sudden Death Playoffs this Saturday‏

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News Release from Kingston FC – October 6th, 2014

Kingston FC moved into third place in the first division of the Canadian Soccer League with 1-0 win over Brampton in Brampton on Sunday.

The winning goal – by Oussama Slimani – came in the final minute of regulation time after both teams had failed to score for 90 minutes.

The win moved Kingston ahead of North York Astros.

It was Kingston’s third straight dramatic game. The team finished the season by defeating second place Croatia, tying first place York Region and finally defeating Brampton.

Kingston FC One Win Away From Home Playoff

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News Release from Kingston FC – September 29th, 2014

After defeating second place Toronto Croatia 5-4 a week ago Kingston FC battled undefeated first place York Region to a 2-2 tie on Saturday.

But Kingston will need a third straight strong performance against Brampton in Brampton this Sunday if they are to have home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

The team has booked Richardson Stadium for Sunday October 12th.

Kington FC Defeats Second Place Croatia 5-4‏

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News Release from Kingston FC – September 21st, 2014

Kingston FC moved one giant step closer to a home playoff game with a dramatic come-from-behind 5-4 victory over second place Toronto Croatia today (Sunday) at Queen’s West campus.

The win – engineered by a spectacular four goal performance by Mademba Ba – put Kingston into third place in the CSL’s 1st division – two points ahead of fifth place SC Waterloo with a game in hand and just two games left in regular season play. The first four teams get home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs, which begin on October 12th.

Kingston FC plays league leading York Region next Saturday, September 27th in its final regular season home game before heading to Brampton for the last game before the playoffs.

Kingston FC Defeats the White Eagles in Toronto

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News Release from Kingston FC – September 7th, 2014

TORONTO – Although Sahjah Reid scored the first goal 10 minutes into the game, Kingston FC came back with three goals to defeat Serbian White Eagles 3-1 in Toronto tonight.

Kingston tied the game 1-1 in the first half when Mademba Ba scored on a rebound.

Kingston took the lead when Catalin Lichiou scored on a cross from Edgar Soglo.

Nathan Klemencic sealed the win with the third goal with less than 10 minutes.

First Division Team Falls Short Despite Two Late Goals

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News Release from Kingston FC – September 7th, 2014

After being frustrated for nearly 30 minutes while Waterloo played ball control to protect a 4-0 lead, Kingston FC‘s 1st Division squad finally broke through with two late goals but still lost 4-2.

Waterloo took advantage of a couple of defensive lapses and two corner kicks to run up the 4-0 score in the first half.

After the half, Waterloo kept most of its players back passing the ball around and trying – mostly successfully – to keep the ball away from Kingston.

However at the 74th minute mark, Akil DeFreitas finally scored for Kingston.