Minor soccer celebrates successful season

‘Soccer continues to thrive in Kindersley thanks in large part to some great support,’ said local club president Darin Wildman

President Darin Wildman talks to the under-5 players and parents after they finished playing their games Friday.

Kevin McBain
of The Clarion

Kindersley Minor soccer wrapped up its season last weekend with a fun round of games.

This outdoor season saw 200 boys and girls from under-5 to under-17 participate.

President of Kindersley Soccer Incorporated, Darin Wildman, said that it has been a great season.

Coach Coady Bailey gives out medals to some of the under-7 players who also received a ball, jersey, shorts and socks from Tim Hortons this year.

“It has been a great season,” he said. “I think everyone had a lot of fun. You can also see the level of play is getting better as well, as more coaches get certified and trained, the kids are learning more while having fun.”

Friday, teams in the under-5 and under-7 age division competed in games and left with some great Tim Hortons swag including a jersey, shorts, socks, ball and medal. They also enjoyed hot dogs and a trip to the bouncy castles.

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Saturday, house teams from under-9 to under-17 wrapped up their seasons with games and on Sunday, Storm rep. teams came together to take on coaches and parents for some fun games.

Although house teams wrapped up their seasons, it is not the end of soccer for Kindersley players.

This Sunday, some of the older Storm teams will compete against visitors from Swift Current, Saskatoon and North Battleford in friendlies. Although a schedule had not been finalized as of press time, action will begin around 10 a.m.and continue until the final game at around 4 p.m. The booth will be open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Wildman invites everyone to come down and check it out.

The under-17 teams will use these games as practice for the upcoming provincial championships that will take place on July 1 weekend, when the boys will travel to North Battleford and the girls’ team – a first – will be heading to Saskatoon to try to claim the title.

Wildman said that he is looking forward to next season already, as the new field at Westberry will be ready for play and work gets started on the new storage/canteen facility at Kinsmen Park.

“Soccer continues to thrive in Kindersley thanks in large part to some great support,” said Wildman. “If anyone wants to get on board and help out in any area, such as fundraising, or just anything, please give me a call.”

Wildman can be reached at 306-463-7866.

He also mentioned that there will be drop-in soccer tonight (Wednesday) at Rotary Field at 8 p.m. and everyone is invited no matter the skill level.

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