Soc­cer helpers badly needed!

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The Stanstead soc­cer sea­son is now un­der­way, with games be­ing held ev­ery Tues­day evening on the Stanstead Col­lege soc­cer fields from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Be­gin­ning on June 24th, games will be held twice a week, on Tues­day and Thurs­day evening, 6:00 to 8:30 pm. So far, 170 chil­dren are reg­is­tered to play but that num­ber is climb­ing. “The chil­dren are from four years old to seven­teen,” said Janice Smith, the pres­i­dent of the lo­cal soc­cer as­so­ci­a­tion.

Vol­un­teers are needed to help coach the chil­dren this year. There are an es­pe­cially large num­ber of 6 and 7 year olds who want to play and, so far, only three teams have been made at that age group when there are re­ally enough kids for four teams. It’s dif­fi­cult to get enough play­time to im­prove if you’re on a team with too many play­ers. The as­so­ci­a­tion is look­ing for as­sis­tant coaches and they need only a ba­sic knowl­edge of soc­cer. “Even if they can only help out one evening a week, we could use them,” said Ms. Smith. “We are also look­ing from more par­ents to join the or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee.”

“Mr. An­dré Fratelli, of the Manoir Stanstead, has gen­er­ously of­fered to let us use the fields be­hind the Manoir. Ac­cess to those fields is much more con­ve­nient for the young kids who will be play­ing on them,” said Mrs. Smith.

Any­one who would like to help coach this year or who would like to be on the or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee can call ei­ther Janice Smith, at 819 8762258, or Chris­tine Al­lard at 819 876-2621.

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