You are confusing two separate organizations. The Aurora Soccer Club is for senior players (adult men & women), while the Aurora Youth Soccer Club is for kids (although they are now also fielding a senior side).
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 3 May 2016 at 11:15
Thank you for the clarification.
I am aware of the club on Vandorf Sideroad, close to Yonge, on a ten acre prime industrial site worth millions, leased to the Aurora Soccer Club for $1.00 a year.
The Town loaned that group funds to build a club house. It was re-paid. They built the soccer field.
The club house is a licensed premise with great visibility. Umbrellas on the patio proclaiming brands are a splash of inviting colour to the passing carriage trade.
For years a fleet of school buses was parked there, in full view , against terms of the lease.
I drew attention to that fact.The town treasurer happened to go there during office hours when the buses were on the road transporting children. He reported no orange buses in the parking lot.
The buses were eventually removed and re-appeared in the Legion parking lot. The Legion
driveway provides access to the soccer bubble. The bubble site known as the Legion field was
purchased by the town from the Legion, when their finances were tight. Not sure if that was during John West or George Timpson's time. It might have been Tim Jones. I wasn't there.
I've heard of chains across the parking lot on occasion to prohibit access to the soccer bubble.
I don't know what the gripe is about.
The year of the World Soccer Tournament in South Africa , a mobile sign at the side of Vandorf welcomed all and sundry to enjoy the games and hospitality of the club house.
That was after the time of the beer dispensing coke machine lodged at the Aurora Fire Hall.
The Soccer club, with a lease of $1.00 a year from the town ,was in direct competition with tax-paying business.
Stuff like that is the responsibility of the administration. It wasn't right. it wasn't fair. But most to the point,It certainly wasn't in accordance with a lease from the town for acres of property at $1.00 a year.
But the administration,as previously pointed out, was securely under the thumbs of the Mormac crew.
Weddings and election victory parties are celebrated at the Soccer Club House.
At a Council meeting, Morris in the chair,twelve soccer club members arranged themselves in the top seats in the Council Chamber, opposite my chair. Arms folded across burly chests,they stared me down,daring me to speak .
So I did.
Soccer players are not the only bloody-minded characters in town