Please keep in mind these important points to help the City and Club provide a safe, clean, and welcoming environment for our players:
1. Goals are not gymnastics equipment or jungle gyms! Whether a goal is fixed in the ground or not please make sure that children are not climbing on them and not swinging from cross bars or posts. It may put your child or another user at risk.
2. Garbage cans are emptied regularly by the City. Please make sure that they are used and that bleachers and team benches are cleared at the end of your game. Many residents assume that garbage left at a field is from our teams simply because we are there often. Let's continue to do a great job and clean up after ourselves.
3. Parking is limited at some field locations. Please keep access to driveways and lane-ways open and clear so that we are respecting the local residents. Remember, that access may be needed for ambulance access in an emergency.
4. Inclement weather will happen. As a Club we make a final decision on field conditions by 4pm each day and this will be posted to social media and shared with your head coach through the Sports Engine app. Unlike other Durham Region municipalities that control field closures, Pickering FC has a long-standing and trusted relationship with the City of Pickering to do the right thing and manage our field usage appropriately. We will assess; the risk of thunder and lightning, current state of the fields, build up of surface water, and other factors before we need to close a field.
Finally, we're here to help. If you see a concern with a playing field or equipment at a particular location, please inform our Facility Manager Joe Roccasalva at firstname.lastname@example.org
. He will work with the City and his team to correct any concerns.