Avoid the Windsor Soccer Club

Tina and I have decided to abandon our appeal of Corbin’s suspension by the Windsor Soccer Club. See No More Soccer For Corbin for the details.

It was becoming clearer by the day, that the WSC had no intention of taking this situation. When Corbin was suspended we were never told how long the suspension was for. Basic information, correct? I emailed the Mr. Docherty, President, many times and received no answer.

I questioned Mr. Docherty’s authority to unilaterally suspend a player asking him to cite the relevant sections in the WSC Constitution or WSC Rules and Regulations that granted such authority. Nothing.

One of the players verbally threatened Corbin and we never heard back from Mr. Docherty or other WSC Board members about our complaint.

With a suspension based on flimsy third-hand hearsay evidence and a president who has been stonewalling us from day one, how does one put up a defence? How do you provide evidence to counter the claim when the original ‘evidence’ was non-existent?

After withdrawing our appeal yesterday, Mr. Docherty had the gall to respond and state the WSC takes all appeals seriously. His lack of response over seven weeks says otherwise. But I didn’t lay the blame solely on him. The Board of the Windsor Soccer Club is just culpable.

I will be stringing the various emails we received and our response to them in the coming days and will post them for all to see.

In discussing Corbin’s suspension with people involved with the local soccer scene, it soon became clear that the Windsor Soccer Club is in disarray. Several board members resigned, not too impressed with the person in charge, Mr. Docherty.

Despite knowing that a municipal workers strike was imminent, WSC was left scrambling at the last minute for a place to play and practise. The season started late by about a month and didn’t finish until the end of August. The season usually ends at the end of June, beginning of July. Plenty of Jeremy’s games had no referee and the rules were changed after a few games.

So, if you are looking to sign up your child for soccer avoid the Windsor Soccer Club. They aren’t the only game in town. Check out the Essex County Soccer Association for more information.

And a big thanks for those who supported us and provided us with valuable feedback.

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