About League 1

The Burlington Soccer Club’s League 1 Program launched in 2022. This program will begin with Premier teams for both the men & women, and a Reserve team for the men.  The club’s ultimate goal is to offer both a Reserve and Premier team for both genders in the future (2023). 

League 1 is the province’s first Pro-Am, standards based, senior soccer league for both men & women. League 1 launched in 2014 and BSC is fortunate to be one of a few clubs that offers this program within the Halton Region. The program completes our Player Pathway for all Bayhawks and serves as a bridge program between youth high performance (OPDL) and Professional soccer. 

To read the League 1 Press Release from Feb 28, 2022, click here

For inquiries, please email our High Performance Manager, Mark Worton at mworton@burlingtonsoccr.com


Playing Philosophy

The playing philosophy of the program is to develop and build a positive possessional based style of play that creates technically and tactically astute players who can comfortably move up to and compete at the next level.


League 1 Trials

Are you the next bayhawk? Register for our League 1 Trials for a chance to sport the blue and yellow next summer in Ontario’s only semi-professional soccer league.

U19 Men’s
Date Time Location
Tuesday, October 4 9 – 10:30pm City View, F2
Thursday, October 6 9 – 10:30pm City View, F2
Tuesday, October 11 9 – 10:30pm City View, F2
U21 (Reserves) Men’s
Date Time Location
Tuesday, October 4 9 – 10:30pm City View, F2
Thursday, October 6 9 – 10:30pm City View, F2
Tuesday, October 11 9 – 10:30pm City View, F2

League 1 Coaching Staff

In order to best support the program, BSC has hired some of the best in the game to develop our players.

Mark Worton, Men’s Head Coach Neil Wilson, Women’s Head Coach
  • 40+ Years of Soccer Experience
  • Former Professional Player
  • University of Waterloo Men’s Program Head Coach
  • Ontario Soccer Learning Facilitator
  • OUA West Coach of the Year – 2018

To Contact Mark, click here. 

  • 10+ years of Coaching Experience
  • UEFA ‘A’ License Trained
  • Canada Soccer Player Pool – Youth Level
  • University of Waterloo Men’s Program Assistant Coach
  • Former OPDL & League 1 Head Coach

To Contact Neil, click here. 



2022 Partnership

Burlington Soccer Announces Partnership with the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation.

All Burlington Bayhawk League 1 Teams (Premier Men’s & Women’s; Reserve Men’s) will be sporting the JBH Foundation Logo on their away jersey’s throughout the 2022 season in support of Youth & Adolescent Mental Health Initiatives. 

For the Official Media Release, Click Here


For more information on League 1, please click here.