Kids learn ins and outs of footy at British soccer camp

Katrina Owens
Lakeside Leader

Kids were having a blast learning new skills at the 2017 British Soccer Camp that was happening last week over at the Northern Lakes College sports field in Slave Lake. Challenger Sports hosted the week-long camp that focused on teaching ‘innovative practices, cultural education and character building.’ Players were also able to put their new skills to the test in games and a camp ‘world cup’.
Speaking of local soccer, The Leader hears from Slave Lake Minor Soccer Association (SLMSA) president, Esther Byslma, the Slave Lake Strikers are playing in a tournament this weekend.
“We have at least four adult teams signed up and individuals coming along to form a team,” she says. “We have free face-painting on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Action starts at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and goes until Sunday.”
Byslma says the tournament is free to attend; just bring your own chair, blanket, bug spray and sunscreen.
“There will be a trailer to fill with empties for the SLMSA and BOOM FM will be there with its cruiser that we’re hoping to fill with food for the Slave Lake Food Bank,” she says.
For more information, contact Byslma at 780-516-4389.

Kids kicking around a soccer ball last week during the 2017 British Soccer Camp hosted by Challenger Sports.


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