Your rights of appeal to the Ontario Soccer Association

You have the right to appeal the decision of the Essex County Soccer League (ECSL).

This decision may be appealed to the Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) and may be appealed by any party affected by the decision.

The letter of appeal must specify your rationale for appealing the decision of the ECSL. Your rationale must include:

a. New facts not available when the ECSL decision was made or not available at previous hearings; or
b. Specific procedural errors made by the ECSL or at previous hearings; or 
c. Specific instances where Articles and Rules have been wrongly interpreted by ECSL or at previous hearings; or
d. Alleged excessive fine, fee, bond or suspension; or
e. A decision was made that was influenced by bias; or
f. A decision was made where the Respondent did not have the authority or jurisdiction as set out in applicable governing documents.

Failure to provide an adequate rationale will result in your appeal being ruled out of order and disallowed.

The appeal shall be submitted in writing by registered mail, recognized Courier Service or by hand delivery or by fax or by email to:

Ontario Soccer Association
The Soccer Centre 
7601 Martin Grove Road
Vaughan, Ontario 
L4L 9E4

OSA Rights of Appeal

OSA Rights of Appeal Form

Fax: (905) 264-9445

When registered mail or recognized courier service is used to submit the appeal, it must be postmarked or dated no more than five (5) working days from the receipt of the written decision rendered by the ECSL.

When hand delivered faxed or emails used to submit the appeal:

a) it must be received at the OSA Provincial Office no later than five (5) working days from the receipt of the written decision rendered by the ECSL.

b) the recorded payment must be received with the hand delivery or within five response days after the receipt of the email or fax

c) in cases of disputed delivery date regarding appeals submitted by hand delivery fax or email, it is the responsibility of the Appellant to prove which date that the appeal was received at the OSA Provincial Office.

A copy of the letter of appeal may be sent to the ECSL, however, it is the responsibility of the OSA to advise all relevant parties of the appeal and to provide them with a copy of the appeal.

The appeal to the OSA must include:
  1. a letter of appeal; 
  2. the appeal fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00) by certified cheque or money order; and
  3. a copy of the decision being appealed. 
If the appeal is upheld, the appeal fee shall be refunded to the appellant.

For additional information about appeals, call the OSA at (905) 264-9390 

Mail any correspondence to the ECSL as follows:

9655 McHugh
Windsor, Ont
N8P 0A8

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