- Sports and Recreation
Mount Royal, April 16, 2014 – Like other boroughs and reconstituted cities on Montreal Island, the Town has entered into an agreement with one of its recognized organizations, the Mount Royal Outremont Soccer Club (CSMRO), granting it responsibility for managing Mount Royal’s house soccer leagues. The agreement was signed on April 1, 2014, at the Recreation Centre by Kevin Whitehall, Director – Recreation, Culture and Community Activities, Chris Mandelos – Division Head, Sports and Recreation, and Luc-Bernard Brutus and Marc Lefrançois, respectively president and vice-president of the CSMRO.
Involved with the Town’s house soccer leagues for the last three years, the CSMRO will be in charge of organization as of the 2014 season, which starts on Saturday, May 3. The partnership will see the CSMRO managing some 72 teams, 22 of which are female. Besides being subject to an annual review, the agreement includes provisions aimed at protecting all residents who participate in the program and taking their needs into account. “Each year, soccer has steadily grown in popularity in Mount Royal, to the point where we now have more than 1,000 players and around 200 volunteers and coaches,” Mr. Whitehall explains. “We are therefore very pleased to hand over management of the soccer program to all the persons involved, as other municipalities have done.”
Mayor Philippe Roy is delighted with the decision, which he feels will ensure the success of a sports activity that has already attracted a large number of enthusiasts. “The two trophies won by Mount Royal Outremont’s first team in the 2013 season say much about the expertise of the coaches and volunteers who work in the CSMRO, not to mention the excellent team spirit exhibited by the players at every level,” he says. “Handing over management of the house leagues to this organization dedicated to promoting soccer in local communities was a natural decision. Soccer is one of the recreational activities with the highest participation rate in Mount Royal. The devotion that motivates all the people involved in the CSMRO’s activities will be more than beneficial for all the young people who are truly passionate about the sport.”
The spring season will begin on May 3 and end on June 15, 2014. The summer season will run from July 7 to August 25, 2014. For the schedule of matches or any other information, visit www.csmro.ca, call 514 495-7473 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.