Soccer Opportunities for all in Essex County.
To help individuals develop their character as resourceful and responsible members of their community by providing opportunities, through the game of soccer, for their mental, physical, social and leadership development.
Inclusivity – The G. Caboto Soccer Club welcomes all who wish to participate.
Having Fun – Soccer at the G. Caboto Soccer Club will be a fun and rewarding experience.
Respect – Soccer allows people to build respect for one another
Integrity and Ethical Behaviour – Promoting fair play, high moral principles and professional standards.
Player and Coach Focus – By educating and developing our coaches, the players will develop to their optimum potential in the game of soccer.
Pride in Club, Community and Province – Developing our players so that their love of the game leads to pride in Club, Community, and Province
The Caboto Soccer Club is a non-for-profit organization which was founded in 1951 by a group of Italian Immigrants. Their main objective was to play the game they loved while retaining their cultural identify. Throughout the decades, the Soccer Club evolved from offering only Senior Men’s soccer through the 50’s and 60’s to creating youth opportunities in the 70’s and 80’s and introducing our Senior Women’s program in the 80’s. Today, the Club is the oldest active representative of the Essex County Soccer Association. Caboto Soccer holds Ontario Soccer’s Silver Standard for Club Excellence and has captured 4 Ontario Cup Championships at the Senior Level. The Club holds key recreational affiliations with McAuliffe Park Soccer and South Windsor Youth Soccer Club and offers a pathway for players from U8 to U12 to participate in year-round soccer through the Liverpool International Academy in Michigan. A critical affiliation with the Tecumseh Soccer Club offers the complete player pathway into the Ontario Player Development League. (See Player Pathway Link) Caboto Soccer also places a great deal of focus on giving back to the community. The Caboto Soccer Shield of Excellence Program encourages teams to provide support to charity organizations either through raising money, donating player and staff time or any other means which helps the Charity Organization. The team that provides the biggest impact is awarded the Caboto Soccer Community Shield of Excellence Award which is presented at the Annual Award Banquet.
February 5, 1947 – June 22, 2016
John Naccarato passed away peacefully on June 22, 2016 at 69 years of age. Reunited with his beloved wife Josephine (2014). John was a loving Father, Nonno and Brother. Passed away peacefully on June 22, 2016 at 69 years of age. Reunited with his beloved wife Josephine (2014). Cherished father of Anthony (Jasna) and John (Julie). Loving Nonno of Talia, Gianni, Maia, Joseph, Ariella, and Michael. Loving son of the late Antonio and Maria Naccarato and son-in-law of Clotilde and the late Benedetto DiPaolo. Dear brother of Theresa Mattano, Frank (Sheila), Claudia (Ettore) Tatti, Mike and brother-in-law of Connie (Nello) Cipparrone and Al (MaryJo) DiPaolo. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. John retired after over 30 years of service as a Teacher with the Catholic School Board where he spent most of his career at Assumption High School and St. Joseph High School.
John was a long time Caboto Soccer representative as a coach, manager, board member and President. Above all, John valued family, friends and fairness in life. He was a true sportsman and brought professionalism and class to all he did.
August 22, 1946 - September 13, 2023
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Antonio, a loving husband, father, brother and friend, at the age of 77. Beloved husband and best friend to Bianca (nee De Matteis) with whom he celebrated 53 years of blessed marriage. Loving and devoted father to Enzo Mancuso, and Lina Mancuso. Antonio is reunited with his beloved parents, Carlo and Giovina Mancuso (nee Greco) and in-laws Umberto and Sabina De Matteis. Cherished brother to Vincenzo (Maria) Mancuso, Angelo (Erminia) Mancuso, Alba (Michele) Ciampa, Lina (late Alfonso) Angotti, late Mario Mancuso, Arealdo (Lina) Mancuso, and Salvatore Mancuso. Dear brother in-law to Maria (Bill) Trapani, Clara (George) Mager, Tony (Tammy) De Matteis, and Pasquali (Charon) De Matteis. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews in Canada, Italy, U.S.A., Australia and France. Tony will be remembered for his passion for making his own homemade salami, prosciutto's, culatello etc, and for his extensive garden of vegetables that he shared with family and friends. He enjoyed playing in his golf league on Tuesday's and Bocce Fila at the Giovanni Caboto Club. His heartfelt generosity and willingness to drop whatever he was doing to help others, be it Enzo and his restaurants, Lina and her house, and friends with whatever they needed, demonstrated his unwavering commitment to helping others. Antonio retired from Chrysler Canada after 37 years of dedicated service and was a member of Unifor Local 444 and the Giovanni Caboto Club. Tony was a founding member of the Caboto Soccer Committee which was established in the early 1980's. Most knew Tony as the happy and enthusiastic Caboto Soccer supporter who would show up at Holy Names High School at any given time to fix the nets, support the teams and provide smiles and a positive interaction with everyone he met. Tony held several positions on the Board over his 40+ years of volunteering. He served as President, Vice President and Treasurer. Most recently, he was the Club ombudsman who kept everyone in line and reminded them what their purpose was on the Committee. "Serve the Players. Make sure they have the best experience possible." Tony was truly passionate to the word about Caboto Soccer. He taught everyone the importance of "attention to detail", as he showed this in his role as Treasurer. Over his 20+ years in that position, there was never a penny unaccounted. At the same time, Tony was also happy to play the role as Devil's Advocate, as he was known to challenge the Board and President on decisions he didn't quite agree with. His departure has left a massive void in the lives of many on the Caboto Soccer Committee. Tony's legacy will never be forgotten