Southwest SoccerFest ready to take over the city
The beautiful game will take over the fields in Swift Current this weekend as the Swift Current Foresters United Soccer Club host its 13th annual SouthWest SoccerFest.
Entries are up this year to 25 teams in six divisions from 18 last year and include Saskatchewan entries from Kindersley, Yorkton, Weyburn, Prince Albert, and Moose Jaw, as well as teams out of Medicine Hat, Red Deer, and Coaldale, Alberta.
“ The Swift Current Foresters United Soccer Club and the Swift Current Soccer Association are very excited about our 13th annual tournament. We are looking forward to some strong competition from this diverse selection of teams from Saskatchewan and Alberta,” said tournament chairperson Dean Wilson.
10 Swift Current Foresters United teams will be searching for gold this weekend. Last year only the U-12 United White team was able to claim a gold medal among the 10 local entries.
“Hopefully a couple of Foresters United teams will be able to use the home field advantage and the club can improve on that single gold medal performance last year,” added Wilson.
In total 42 games will be played Saturday and Sunday over a 33-hour period on four fields at two different locations in the city.
Action in the U-10 and U-12 divisions begins on Saturday at 8 a.m. on the North Irwin fields and once again Sunday at 8 a.m. Medal round action begins Sunday at 1 p.m.
The U-14 boys and girls games will take place at Irwin South and Fairview Fields beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The U-14 girls final is set for Sunday at 1:30 p.m. followed by the U-14 boys finals at 3:30 p.m. at Irwin.
Former Bronco Mark Guggenberger’s season came to a rough end Sunday when he allowed three goals on as many shots in 7:11 of action as the Kelowna Rockets lost 4-1 to the host Windsor Spitfires in the Memorial Cup final.
Guggenberger finished the season 35-10-2-2 for the Rockets after being acquired at the trade deadline.