“Thriving” Stanstead soccer club ends season
The weather cooperated nicely as the 2016 Stanstead Soccer Club's season came to an end Saturday August 6. The day was a great success as most of the 185 players aged 4 to 17, took part in the final event of the year, which included games, medal presentations and a BBQ lunch. Each age level had their own tournament, some ending with parents playing along with their children for fun. The final game between 2 of the U12 teams, turned into a really exciting match. It ended with a well-earned 2-1 win for the White team and was an incredible way to end the day.
The Soccer Club's committee members, coaches and players, would like to thank the Manoir Stanstead for the use of their field. Their generosity allowed the youngest of players to enjoy fields catered to their size. The Town of Stanstead also helped the Club by mowing the Manoir's fields. The use of the Stanstead College's soccer fields is always very much appreciated as well. The Club is very grateful to be able to use the College's fields, which allows all the games to be played in one location. Marche Labonte, Tradition, provided coupons for soccer players to enjoy an ice cream at
their ice cream parlour. Also, The The Club would like to thank the Stanstead Recreation Centre for their donation.
The soccer community in Stanstead is thriving thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers made up of committee members, coaches and assistants. This season, the Club was lucky to welcome several new Coaches and assistants. Each of these individuals deserve a big thank you and should be recognized for their valuable time and effort put in to make a successful soccer season.
New volunteers are welcome, and always needed, to fill in where some Club members are leaving. Consider getting involved so that the success of soccer in the Stanstead community can continue. The children are benefiting from this activity all summer and if you ask them, most will tell you, they're sad it's over! The Club wishes success and good luck to those players who will continue to play on school teams. See you next year!