Fernie Academy students have been having fun at the school’s once a week Soccer Academy.

Fernie Academy students have been having fun at the school’s once a week Soccer Academy.

Soccer Academy is a huge success

Fernie Academy athletes have been having a blast furthering their skills at Soccer Academy.

Fernie Academy athletes have been having a blast furthering their skills at Soccer Academy. Run by Brett Adams, the Kootenay regional head coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps, the program teaches players the basic principles of the game, along with the more technical aspects.

Adams travels from Nelson once a week to work with the students.

“We as a club are dedicated to giving the players from Fernie quality coaching so that they can have the best possible soccer experience,” he commented. “I have been really impressed with the commitment of the players and their enthusiasm is infectious. The professionalism and desire of the school to make this happen has been great.”

Adams added, “The vision of the program is to give the children in the school the opportunity to learn from a professional soccer club.”

The current program is made up of 16 students who are between nine and 12 years-old and 14 students who are between 13 and 17 years-old.