The Fredericton City Old Boys Soccer Club, a.k.a. “Old Boys”, is a club made up of members that are 35+.
Members must be 35 years of age by January 1st of the current year to participate in the MSL.
In 2004, the Old Boys' created a Master's league for club members which started with two teams. As our membership continued to increase
and we found it necessary to expand our league, first to four teams then to six teams. We renamed our league to the Masters Soccer League
(MSL) in 2013. 2016 saw yet another exspansion. The number of new players expressing interest to join our organization was increasing
each year and turning away more than the could accept. In keeping with the Old Boys' goal "...to provide a venue for players 35 years of
age and older to play soccer and to socialize," the Old Boys' found it necessary to create 2 divisions within the MSL, DIV1 and DIV2. DIV1 and DIV2 were renamed in 2017 to MSL and CSL respectively.
MSL-DIV1 is organized in the summer months from late April/early May to mid to late October. This is a highly competitive recreational league.
The number of teams in DIV1 is determined by the number of players interested.
We operate the MSL-DIV1 by creating six new teams each year through a draft process from our club membership.
The purpose of this draft is two fold:
(1) to create balanced teams as we have a wide range of skills and soccer knowledge among our membership
(2) to give Club members an opportunity to meet and get to know each other.
Managers for each team are selected by the executive in the early spring from a list of volunteers from within the Club.
Each team in the MSL-DIV1 generally drafts a minimum of 21 players for a total of 126 players drafted. We continue to recruit new members each year.
Potential club members must meet the age requirement. We hold three drafts between April and June. The 1st Draft is held in around mid April
to form teams for MSL-DIV1. The 2nd Draft is held around the 3rd week of May to top up teams and the 3rd Draft is held the around the 3rd week of
June again to top up teams. Not all new players may be selected to play as we do have a cap on the number of players per team. Returning club
members take priority over new players in the drafts.
We hold tryouts for all new Players. This gives Team Managers a chance to see each new potential club member and access their skill level for upcoming drafts.
The Old Boys' participate in a number of tournaments throughout the summer. Most notably are the Bridgewater Tournament and the Michael Dunn Cup
(Masters Provincial Tournament).
The Old Boys' are sponsored by several key Fredericton businesses with others looking to add their support of the club as we continue to grow.
Current sponsors include: Picaroons Traditional Ales, Fredericton KIA, Assante Wealth Management, CVI Investments, Windsor Court Retirement Residence,
The Lunar Rogue Pub, Fredericton Inn and The Pizza Hut on Smythe Street.
If you would like to become a club member, and you meet the age requirement, please contact our club President. Visit our "Contacts"
page to forward your email request.