Soccer is a growing sport in the Kindersley area.
Close to 190 youth, about 20 more than last year, have registered already for the spring outdoor season and there is still time to register. If you have missed registration, don’t fret, there is still time. Call Kindersley Minor Soccer President Darin Wildman 306-463-7866 for more information on this or for any other questions you may have.
Just as an example of the growing interest, this year there are 70 to 75 registered youth that are under seven years of age, although numbers weren’t readily available, it was recognized that this is a lot more than last year’s numbers for this age level.
There are several expected teams for a range of ages, split into boys, girls and co-ed.
House league games will all be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning the first week of May and continuing through to mid-June.
Games will be played on the Rotary Field and the Alliance Church field with a chance of a few games being played on the Elizabeth field this year.
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Kindersley has also joined once again with Rosetown Minor Soccer and teams from here will be travelling to Rosetown and vise versa, maybe once during the season.
Also, it is expected that the new field that was built up last year will be ready by the second half of the season. The new field was a project put together with the co-operation of many people, grants and organizations, something that would have cost about $200,000 in total.
Many people stepped up to make it work and even to get new equipment that will come into play next year.
Sponsors and donations are still needed if someone is interested in helping out.
An organization like this with so many youth under it takes a lot of prep. work and volunteers. On the front lines are all of the coaches and this year, close to 30 coaches will be leading the youth and teaching them skills and helping them to develop their skills on and off the field.
A training session for coaches will take place over the next three Wednesdays. Next Wednesday trainers from Sask. Soccer will be in attendance to getting everyone prepped for the season. There is also a coaching weekend set for May 4-6.
There will be five travel teams this year with a u9 and u11 boys team; a u13/14 co-ed team; an u17 boys team and a u19 girls squad.
Teams will be competing in two or three tournaments this year.
Kindersley Soccer held their annual general meeting late in March and a few changes have been made at the executive level.
Darin Wildman remains president and Dan Lubberts remains vice-president.
Nickey Lizee, Janelle Layton, Scott Hopkins, Karen Johnson and Ryan Hynd have stepped down. Mandy Penner, Tyrel Beckman, Darrin Johnson and Linda Poletz will replace those that have stepped down.
Still on the executive are Cheryl McGrath, Karen Johnson, Ginelle Sonmor and Joanna Janowski.
Also at the meeting it was announced that the club has hired Lorrie Stevens to do some bookkeeping and organizational duties.