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Kingston Clippers and Queen's University Announce the Junior Gaels Program

The Kingston Clippers Soccer Club and Queen's Athletics & Recreation are pleased to announce the launch of Junior Gaels brand and apparel partnership.
 
The partnership will see all Kingston Clippers house-league and competitive league uniforms and apparel rebranded with Junior Gaels starting in 2019. Queen's Athletics will utilize its apparel and equipment partnership with T. Litzen and Nike to support the Junior Gaels brand. In addition to the new look, the largest soccer tournament in Eastern Ontario – will be renamed from the "Ambassador Cup" to the "Gaels Cup".
 
"Based on our shared values, we are pleased to announce an expansion of our partnership with Queen's University. Previously, Queen's University has partnered with our club to support our men's and women's Premier/League One soccer teams. This includes sharing facilities, staff and administration resources through a clear, long-term partnership agreement. We are pleased to expand this partnership to provide greater support to our grassroots and recreational programs and promote active family living opportunities in our community with the Junior Gaels program," said Sean O'Brien, President, Kingston Clippers Soccer Club.
 
"This is the first announcement of a number of exciting Junior Gaels partners for us. We have developed the Junior Gaels concept, with a simple goal in mind – inspiring youth Kingston athletes to attend Queen's, and one day play for Queen's. Connecting our current student-athletes in a new way with the local community allows them to act as mentors to all the young athletes in Kingston. I hope this gives our young athletes in Kingston a sense of being part of something bigger. If a young girl through this Junior Gaels partnership realizes she can continue her athletic pursuits at the University or College level – then we will have succeeded!" said Jeff Downie, Director, Business Development and Operations.
 
All participants in the Junior Gaels program will receive benefits like:

  • Opportunities to meet and learn from current Gaels athletes
  • Coaching support from current Queen's coaches
  • Free admission to Gaels sporting events
  • Special Junior Gaels programming at the Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC)
  • Discounts, promotions and much more

 The new Junior Gaels brand and uniforms will launch in 2019.
 

1000 Island Sportsplex Closed to Soccer This Week

Due to a previous booking at the 1000 Island Sportsplex, the following activities are not scheduled this week:

  •  Development and Competitive Training on Thursday, December 6.
  • U-9 to U18 House League on Saturday, December 8.
  • Development and Competitive Training on Sunday, December 9.

Note that all the recreational programs at the Boys and Girls Club are still running on Saturday December 8 and Sunday December 9. 

Last Date for Programs:
  • All recreational programs at the  Boys and Girls Club finish on Saturday, December 15 OR Sunday, December 16.
  • The Fall House League Program at the 1000 Island Sportsplex finishes on Saturday, December 22
  • The last session for the Thursday Development and Competitive High Performance Training Program is Thursday, December 20.
  • The last session for the Sunday Development and Competitive High Performance Training Program is Sunday, December 23.

Ryan Gardner Appointed Development Club Head Coach

The Kingston Clippers are pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Gardner as Development Club Head Coach.  Ryan is highly qualified for this position with a CSA National B Part 1 licence and joins us after working with Kingston United’s development and competitive programs for a number of years.

Ryan’s passion is training players in the "golden age of learning" from 7-12 years old to instill a love of the sport and to help them develop the necessary skills to be successful when they enter the competitive stream. He is looking forward to running our Fall and Winter Development Programs starting immediately. 

Ryan can be reached at development@clipperssoccer.com

The Club would like to acknowledge the fine work done by Dave Coughlan to organize and run our Fall Development Programs while we conducted our search to fill this position. Thanks to Dave, our programs are off to a great start!

Mallory's Adventure!

Kingston Clippers Girls Development Head Coach Mallory McQueen is spending the fall playing professional soccer in Varde, Denmark. Recently, Jordyn Merriam had the opportunity to interview Mallory about her adventure. 

Read the entire interview.

Kingston Clippers Winter Programs Registration

The Kingston Clippers Fall Programs are well on their way and registration has opened for the Kingston Clippers Winter Programs! The Clippers offer programs for players of all ages and abilities.  The  winter session runs from the beginning of January until the end of March with no programming during March Break.

Do I have to Register for the Winter Session?
  • If you originally registered for both the Fall and Winter Sessions (and took advantage of our discount price), you do not have to register for the Winter Registration
  • If you originally registered for only the Fall Session, you must register for the Winter Session to be eligible to play starting in January.

Click on the following links to find a program which best suits your child:

See a summary of all of our programs in PDF format.

Support the Clippers While Having a Great Meal at the Grizzly Grill

All families of Clippers players will receive a Grizzly Grill Clippers Team Discount Card as part of their registration. Present the card at the Grizzly Grill and all members of the table will receive a 10% discount on their food bill

The Grizzly Grill will also make a donation in the amount of your discount to support the Kingston Clippers Soccer Club.

The Grizzly Grill is located at 395 Princess St. Phone at 613-544-7566 or visit thegrizzlygrill.ca

New Office Hours

As of Monday, September 24, the office hours for the Kingston Clippers will be:

  • Monday - closed
  • Tuesday - 10 am - 1 pm
  • Wednesday - 10 am - 3 pm
  • Thursday - 2 pm - 6 pm
  • Friday - closed

We are often in the office outside of these hours but please call ahead before coming in. Should you require further assistance outside of office hours, please contact us by email at info@clipperssoccer.com or call the office at 613-384-6196.


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The opportunity to participate at every level of the player pathway is offered at our club that provides recreational programs for children as young as two years old all the way to adulthood. Our members also have the opportunity to play competitively from the age of nine onwards.  Over 50 local sponsors play a major role within our organization providing financial support for necessities such as field time, referees, uniforms, equipment, travel, and without their continued support our club would cease to exist.

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