Skip links

About the PTSL Collective

About the Collective

Pink Turf Soccer League is a not-for-profit organization and none of its collective members or volunteers are paid to organize and run the league. We rely on members of our community in order to function and would love for more members of the Pink Turf community to get involved by volunteering their time, expertise and enthusiasm to make playing in the league a positive experience for everyone.


The Collective’s job is to organize all elements of the league. This includes but is not limited to arranging permits and insurance, organizing player registration, sourcing uniforms and equipment, managing team formation, creating season and tournament schedules, recruiting referees, ensuring our league policies are upheld and running social events including our annual end of season banquet.

The Current Volunteer Collective

Kelly Sullivan

Kelly Sullivan

Project Coordinator | Volunteer Coordinator

Marcia Kwok

Allie Deegan

Player Logistics Coordinator| Technology Coordinator

Screen Shot 2020-05-18 at 5.20.48 PM

Erin Singer

Conflict Resolution Coordinator | Rules & Policies Coordinator


Danielle Waters

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

Marcia Kwok – Social Events Co-Ordinator

Marcia Kwok

Social Events Coordinator


Margaret Hughes

Practice Coordinator


Den Arriaza

Communication & Social Media Coordinator

Want to Join the Collective?

We are always looking for motivated members of our league to share in the leadership and community building of Pink Turf. If you have played in PTSL at least one year as a member and are interested in taking on a leadership role with the Collective we encourage you to apply for any of our open positions.

We endeavour to provide PTSL with a Collective that is representative of our members – all PTSL players of every race, age and background are welcome on our leadership team. We will give preference to those who have played at least one year in PTSL and any members who have noticeably demonstrated the values of the league both on and off the field, possibly by having served as a volunteer in another capacity.

Collective members meet once a month for 2-3 hours between February to September (inclusive) and several times in the offseason. Please be aware of the positions on the Collective that are currently vacant and be able to demonstrate competency in the skills required for that position. Most importantly we’re looking for members who can foster team spirit and exemplify league values.

Explanation of Roles

Social & Events Volunteer

With 2020 being our 35th year, we think there’s no better time to celebrate the original founding principle of the league – to provide a safe, fun space for members of the 2SLGBTQ community. 

Our social and events managers are responsible for organizing PTSL activities throughout the season, as well as the pre-season registration event, the opening party and end of season banquet.

Currently, Marcia Kwok is responsible for social events. We would like to grow this committee and have more members involved in our community events, parties and at the field on an ongoing or ad hoc basis.

We also want to reach out to other organizations in the GTA to create collaborative events that can further provide for our members, e.g. Rainbow Hoops and Notso Amazon. If you play in another league and have an idea for an event? 

How to apply:  Please email with the subject line ‘Social and Events Volunteer’.


Our communications team currently covers the maintenance of our website as well as sending out our monthly newsletters, social media posts, press info and any miscellaneous communication tasks that come up throughout the year.

We are always looking for additional support as it’s a busy role that encompasses many overlapping elements.


  • Knowledge of Mailchimp, Facebook and Instagram, and affiliated platforms for creating and scheduling social media content.
  • Confidence using wordpress and its related plug-ins.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: you’ll need to work closely with and between the other committee teams in order to achieve our goals.
  • Strong written communication skills that are appropriate for our community. Excellent grammar, attention to detail, confident tone of voice and a sense of humour.
  • Ability to use photoshop or similar programs.
  • Availability to respond to emails and tasks in a timely, ad hoc fashion.

How to apply:  Please email with the subject line ‘Communications’.

Washroom Allies

We’re taking the lead from our friends at Not So Amazon by introducing the #illgowithyou washroom buddy initiative for the 2020 season at Withrow Park to help members of our community feel more comfortable using its gendered washrooms.

We’re looking for volunteers to become buddies: if you’re interested in offering your time as an ally, please take a moment to read about the initiative. We’ll be providing pins/buttons at the beginning of the season to those individuals who feel they can help with this project, and will be gathering feedback on the success of this programme during its pilot year.

Register your interest by emailing with ‘Buddy’ in the subject line for more information.

Equity and Oppression Audit

Pink Turf Soccer league is open to women (cis and trans), trans people, intersex people and Indigenous two-spirit people. As part of our continuing effort to make PTSL a safe and welcoming space for all members of our community, we are undertaking a league-wide equity and oppression audit to identify areas where we can tackle issues related to racism, homophobia and transphobia in the league.

We welcome feedback from members of our community who can offer their experiences and insights in an effort to improve the league and make it a safe space for members of our community, especially minority groups and people of colour. This can be done confidentially using the form on our website or by contacting Danielle Waters, who is overseeing our Equity and Oppression Audit as part of our volunteer Collective.

For the new Pink Turf season we will be implementing the #Illgowithyou initiative and are seeking washroom buddies to help members of the PT community feel more comfortable using the public (gendered) washrooms at Withrow Park.

Submit you input by emailing with ‘Equity and Oppression Audit’ in the subject line.

Arbitration Committee Member

The Arbitration Committee helps to solve disputes that arise during the season involving members of the PTSL community who are in conflict. It’s an integral role to the running of the league as we endeavour to foster a friendly, inclusive and recreational spirit.

Erin Singer is chairing the Arbitration Co-ordinator for the 2020 PTSL season as the representative of the volunteer Collective. The Arbitration Committee will comprise no less than five and no more than nine current or historic members of the PTSL. 

The committee will be formed based on the availability of volunteers to attend a meeting as soon after the reported incident as possible, and cannot be related to or team representatives of those persons in conflict. Any volunteer that has a preexisting bias must recuse themselves before the Arbitration Committee meeting. 

The responsibilities of the Arbitration Coordinator include

  • Organizing the meeting and selecting its date, time and location.
  •  Notifying the members of the Arbitration Committee and selecting the participants based on availability and promptness. 
  • Contacting the PTSL members who are directly involved in the incident. This should include the complaint, the person whose behaviour is the subject of complaint, and witnesses for both sides who were present during the incident.

You can contact the Arbitration Committee at:

Holding Us Accountable

The PTSL Collective is bound by the same member code of conduct as any other member of the league, as well as the code of conduct for Team Representatives (when they are also volunteering with the league in this position dually) and the same confidentiality statement.

If you have found a member of our Collective to be in breach of this or any of the league’s codes of conduct, please write to Your concern will be considered immediately by our Arbitration Committee (which is made up of players from the league). If you wish to remain anonymous, please fill out our anonymous feedback form.

Please note that by reporting your concern anonymously, the arbitration committee will not be able to follow up with you directly. Any decisions they may come to may not be announced publicly.