Finally, a home…
Hamilton Sparta, the oldest rep soccer club in the city, finally has a home field after 55 years of trying. Thanks to the support of Ward 8 Councillor, John-Paul Danko, and the City of Hamilton Recreation Division, Sparta’s new home field will be at William Connell Park, the beautiful, newly opened multi-purpose facility on Hamilton’s West Mountain. Located on West 5th St between Rymal Rd and Stone Church Rd ,the park contains a full sized 11v11 field and a 7v7 field, as well as a football field and a large field house. Sparta will use William Connell Park to host most of its u13-18 home games, as well as its u8 festivals and u9-10 home games through-out the summer. This arrangement is welcomed by the entire Sparta family.
Hamilton Sparta is proud to announce our Club had four winners at this years MJ League Cup and Spectator Cup finals. Sparta United - U15 Girls - MJ League, Sparta U15 Boys - MJ League, Sparta Women - WWSIL League, Sparta Men - OSL League.
The Sparta A team completes and wins the Spectator Cup two years running. Great job players and coaching staff. See below for team photos and play action shots - current and past.
SPARTA – McMASTER PARTNERSHIP
Hamilton Sparta and the McMaster Men’s and Women’s Soccer programs have been developing a partnership over the past 3 years which has provided benefits to both organizations and which is continuing to flourish. The head coaches of both of McMaster’s varsity teams, Dino Perri on the men’s side and Joe Valvasori with the women’s team, are Sparta coaches, as are most of the assistants who have been working with both teams. The two organizations have combined to run a pre-season tournament/festival which attracts over 100 teams to the Mac campus each April. Many of the Mac players provide their expertise in staffing our developmental academies and several of them coach our Sparta teams. Some of our teams have taken part in the Athlete’s Edge fitness program and many players have benefitted from their Sports Medicine program in diagnosing and rehabilitating injuries. A number of exciting partnership initiatives are being planned for the upcoming year. We encourage Sparta families to attend and learn from the home games being played at McMaster this season…it’s the highest level of soccer you will see in this city.
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Hamilton Sparta is run by volunteers that have a passion for the game of soccer. If you have a passion for soccer checkout our website to see if you would like to volunteer as a coach, manager or another position within our club.
The third annual Hamilton Sparta coaches game took place at the new Ancaster Soccer Centre. The spirits were high as five teams competed against each other. Many generations of from teenagers to senior took part in the event. Lots of action and fun for all. Well done Sparta coaches, assistants and managers.
Hamilton Sparta took the spot-light at the 2015 Hamilton Soccer Hall of Fame Banquet where Dino Perri , our u9b coach, was inducted in the Players category, after his illustrious career in youth, high school, university and professional soccer, and John Valvasori, our president, was recognized in the Builders category for his longstanding contributions as a coach to his teams, club president of Hamilton Sparta, and administrator at many levels of high school sports
Sports Volunteer Award Winners
The City of Hamilton is pleased to introduce the new Sport Field Status Map. This tool was developed to deliver sport field status updates and information directly to the citizens through an interactive map available online on Friday June 21, 2019 at www.hamilton.ca/sportsfields.
The Sport Field Status Map allows users to search and view field statuses which reflect inclement weather, construction, field maintenance and seasonal opening and closing activities. Each park location will be assigned an icon on the map under Sports Field Status:
• Open - Partial (some exceptions) or
• Closed due to weather.
Field closures will be confirmed prior to 1:00pm each business day and will be in effect for the day. Outside of standard business hours, the Rain Out Policy will continue to inform playability decisions for user groups. City staff will continue to provide email communication to permit holders when closures are in affect with the reminder to visit the website for updated field status information.
For City of Hamilton initiated closures, Recreation staff will automatically make the appropriate revisions to contracts for affected users. Due to the volume of changes, revised contracts will not be sent to user groups but will be provided upon request. All groups are encouraged to review revised contract versions prior to the end of the season.
It is important that all users adhere to closure notices to ensure safe and sustainable assets. The City will continue to monitor non-compliance and trust that users will be partners with us in this matter.