The North Mississauga Soccer Club (NMSC) is one of the pioneering youth soccer Clubs in the Mississauga area. The Club was founded in the early 70’s as the Streetsville Meadowvale Soccer Club and officially established as the North Mississauga Soccer Club in 1982. Since then, NMSC has evolved as one of the largest and most reputable soccer clubs serving the Mississauga Community.
It is important to recognize that NMSC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the youth and adult sectors of our community through fostering and teaching the game of soccer.
We are a true community soccer club that holds to the conviction that through the game of soccer, we can make our players and community better. In doing so, we encourage our parents and guardians to become involved in the various roles within the Club: coaching, team management, sponsorship and any other avenues to continue to grow our Club.
Let’s all work together towards realizing our Mission Statement:
The North Mississauga Soccer Club is dedicated to the development of well-balanced, successful players at both the recreation and competitive level. The Club is committed to the development of its coaches, referees, and players, to their fullest potential, through the instruction of the tactical, technical, physical and psychological aspects of soccer. The Club will instill sportsmanship while developing a community spirit among all of its members.
A Brief Look Back
Thanks to award-winning journalist and Mississauga resident, Mike Toth and his book Birth to Millennium – Mississauga’s Sports Heritage we know that soccer has long been part of the cultural landscape of North Mississauga. Football games between Streetsville and its neighbouring communities date back to the mid-1800s. In June 1900 a charity game between Streetsville and Cooksville took place in Cooksville to raise funds to rebuild a local business man’s wagon builder’s workshop.
When the village of Streetsville officially became a Town in 1962 it was already home to a thriving soccer community with senior teams competing in various Toronto and District Leagues. The youth of the area were also enjoying organized soccer through the Streetsville Minor Soccer Club that started in the 1960s.
Along with the amalgamation of the Town of Streetsville into the City of Mississauga in 1974 came the merger of the Streetsville Minor Soccer League and Meadowvale Soccer League into the Streetsville-Meadowvale Soccer Club – the predecessor to the North Mississauga Soccer Club.
The Streetsville- Meadowvale Soccer Club continued to operate through the 1970s and 80s officially incorporating as a ‘non-profit organization’ in 1982. As the City of Mississauga continued to grow so did the Streetsville- Meadowvale Soccer Club. In 1986 soccer in Mississauga received a big kick when Team Canada made it to the World Cup in Mexico City. Among the Team Canada squad were 2 Mississauga players (Bruce Wilson and Gerry Gray). All soccer clubs in Mississauga saw tremendous growth through the late 1980s.
In 1993 The Board of the Streetsville-Meadowvale Soccer Club adopted the colours black and white (50%/50%) as the official club colours. That same year the Club moved into new offices at 63 Queen Street South, unit 5 in Streetsville from 2283 Argentia Rd, Unit 21 (retaining past President, Ted Lynes, home phone number as the club’s phone number). The largest spike in soccer registration in Ontario occurred after the 1994 USA World Cup.
In 1995 The Streetsville-Meadowvale Soccer Club officially changed its name to the North Mississauga Soccer Club a truer representation of the community it now served by the boundaries established by the City of Mississauga. The Club colours were also changed to Red/Black/White. In 1998 the NMSC moved into its new offices at 10 Falconer Dr. Unit 12.
In 2000 the U17 Boys NMSC Panthers, coached by Don Evans, became the first NMSC team win both the Ontario Cup and National Team Championship Title. At the 2001 AGM, in honour of the NMSC Panthers achievement, the members of the NMSC voted in favour of adopting the nickname ‘Panthers’ for all representative teams. In February of 2001, the NMSC hired its first full-time Business Manager to start looking after the administrative and operational demands of vibrant and growing youth soccer club.
In 2004 The NMSC officially changed its logo taking on the new “North Mississauga Panthers” nickname. However, in 2008 the NMSC had to change its logo again (to avoid copyright infringements) this time electing to just incorporate the Club colours and full name without mention of word ‘Panthers’.
In 2012 the Board undertook the task of re-evaluating the Club’s brand and its identity. The result was a new look and new logo that was released in November 2012 in time for the start of the 2013 outdoor season. The new logo has now captured the name of the club, its colours and nickname as well as its place as an established Canadian club with a rich history and strong sense of community. The Members of the NMSC wear their club’s uniform with PANTHER PRIDE.