of The Clarion
Two young soccer players from the Kindersley area just returned from representing Team Edmonton in a national soccer tournament.
Zachary Wildman and Kane Beckman competed for the under-16 and under-10 teams respectively in the second annual FCBESCOLA national tournament held in Toronto from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1.
The tournament brings together academy and club teams from five FCBESCOLA soccer schools in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver. The academies were set up in partnership with FC Barcelona and BCN Sports, a Canadian-based company established in 2013 with the aim of delivering top-quality sports and educational programs for youth.
Wildman and Beckman participated in a FC Barcelona summer camp in Saskatoon in July and were invited to compete with Edmonton in the tournament.
This is the second year for the tournament. Last year, the event was held in Vancouver.For more on this story, please see the Oct. 4 print edition of The Clarion.
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