Soccer games prove a hit in Exmouth
The introduction of soccer to the Exmouth junior sporting calendar has been a resounding success.
The Exmouth PCYC training sessions and matches were met with an enthusiastic response from a large turnout of participants and the resulting skill improvements are a credit to the dedicated coaches.
The season wrapped up on December 4 with grand finals played in all the different age groups.
The season catered for children from 4 to 17 years of age, coached by parent volunteers, many with high levels of previous soccer experience that was evident from the results achieved.
Exmouth PCYC centre support officer Lauren Rampling said the PCYC thanked all the parents who had given up their time to volunteer, because without their generous help, the sport could not have gone ahead.
“We could not run the football without the support of the parents and especially the coaches,” she said.
Soccer coach Sascha Knight said the season had been really enjoyable and it had been great fun for everyone.
“I’ve coached the youngest age group and they have really grasped the game and learnt the skills required,” Knight said.
Rampling said the feedback from the community had been positive and Exmouth PCYC was looking to run another soccer competition in 2016.
All the young players received medals for their efforts, and trophies were presented after the grand final games for coaches’ awards and most improved players of the season in all the different age groups and teams.
Players of the season were Zac Leaning, Jack Mills, Will Lawrence and Anthony Bush, while runner-up players of the season were Connor Foggarty, Jarvis Wright, Mim Strom and Eli Tunstal.
Connor Foggarty and Anthony Bush were named referee’s players of the grand final.
Young soccer players and their coaches celebrate at the end of a successful first season for the game in Exmouth.