By Allison Barry
Coach and volunteer FYSA
Spring soccer wrapped up in Fernie on June 23 with teams taking the field for one final day of games, cheers and laughs.
Spring soccer began just as soon as the fields were free of snow, ran through May and June, and finished with an all-inclusive year-end tournament on Saturday June 23.
This year’s tournament was a huge success filled with great games and a lot of fun. Despite the threat of heavy rain, all four of Fernie’s soccer fields were packed with players, volunteer coaches, parents and fans. The rain never materialized but the great plays, saves and goals did and everybody had a great day despite the final scores on the field.
With over 30 teams across six age divisions, plus a thriving Timbits squad, Fernie Youth Soccer had over 400 players this year. Players in all divisions came out twice every week, rain or shine, to work on skill development and to take part in games against their division opponents, often times leaving soaked but smiling after a game well played. In addition to the league schedule, some Fernie teams also had the opportunity to travel and compete in tournaments in Cranbrook, Kalispell and Crowsnest Pass.
Although spring soccer has come to an end, drop-in summer soccer for children aged 8-12 is likely to take place, for further details or to help out contact Susan Rohn at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, two soccer development camps are scheduled to take place in Fernie this summer – the Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp will run July 9-13 and the Soccer Quest Soccer Camp will take place August 20-24. For details visit www.challengersports.com and www.soccerquest.ca respectively.