“Thriv­ing” Stanstead soc­cer club ends sea­son

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion, Jan­ice Smith, Pres­i­dent, Stanstead Soc­cer Club

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!

Photo Julie Dead­man

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