Over 250 kids play minor soccer 2017 outdoor season

Katrina Owens
Lakeside Leader

The Slave Lake Minor Soccer Association (SLMSA) wrapped up its 2017 outdoor season on a high note, says SLMSA president Esther Bylsma.
“We had at least 250 kids this year!” she says. “Each week all the kids came, though we had one really rainy day where not so many did. All in all it was great.”
Players ranging from under four-years-old to under 16-years-old were able to play twice a week from May 15-June 22nd at the Roland Michener Secondary School fields.
“We hoped to get out of town games started this year but we were short kids,” says Bylsma. “Next year we hope to get more competitive with it.”
What’s next for SLMSA? Bylsma says the fall season will be here before we know it.
“The indoor session starts in October,” she says. “The SLMSA is also having a general meeting in September. We are in need of board members, so if you’d like to get involved please attend the meeting. We’re not looking for volunteers with experience in soccer; we’re just looking for volunteers willing to help.”
Bylsma also mentioned that if you’re an adult and feel yourself jonesing for a soccer match, to head on over to the Northern Lakes College’s field on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
“Games usually start at 6:30 p.m.,” she says.

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