CSA Response to EODSA Application for Leave to Appeal decision of Ontario Soccer
Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association (the ‘appellant’) Application for leave to appeal a
decision of Ontario Soccer (the ‘respondent’) dated December 21, 2018 Regarding the East Region
Soccer League District Leagues
Click here for full decision letter from Canada Soccer.
Discussion and Decision
As per the Canada Soccer Disciplinary Code, the Appeal Committee may only review an application for
leave to appeal if the decision being appealed is ‘…rendered on completion of the Provincial/Territorial
discipline and appeal process….” (Section XIV 3, page 11).
The decision being appealed was rendered by Ontario Soccer, rather than by their Discipline and Appeals
Committee. Nor is there any mention in the decision that the appellant was free to appeal the decision to
Accordingly, leave to appeal is denied. The appeal fee of $1,500.00 to be reimbursed in full to the
appellant under separate cover.