SPORTS – Minor soccer kicks off this coming week

Richard Froese
South Peace News

Minor soccer will be back on local fields this week with a growing number of players.

“Again, we have about 200 players signed up and eager to go,” says Angie Halverson, president of the High Prairie Minor Soccer Society.

Action starts May 2 at St. Andrew’s Catholic School with games played Monday and Wednesday nights with under-8 games from 5:15-6:15 p.m. followed by older players from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

All games are weather permitting.

Soccer is scheduled to wrap up sometime in the middle of June, Halverson says.

Organizers appreciate all those who have offered to serve as coaches and volunteers in various roles.

“We have tremendous support from the parents, and we have filled all the coaching and volunteer positions for this year,” she says.

Parents and players are reminded that closed-toe shoes and shin pads are mandatory to play.

Steps to grow soccer with a community team for boys and girls over 13 to compete with teams from other towns are also underway.

“We are really trying to build up our already-great soccer program and be competitive,” Halverson says.
“The goal of the society is for teens to join the competitive team.”

Although no games have been scheduled, the team would initially face teams from McLennan and Falher, she says, and then extend play with teams from Slave Lake to Grande Prairie.

Players older than 13 who want to join the competitive team may phone Halverson at [780] 291-0133 or email her at ang.halverson@gmail.com.

During soccer nights, portable washrooms will be on the site for the convenience of all participants.

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