Ladies’ league be­ing planned

Suc­cess of re­cent tour­na­ment in Har­bour Grace an in­di­ca­tor of in­ter­est

The Compass - - SPORTS -

Soc­cer buffs in the Har­bour Grace area are look­ing to es­tab­lish a ladies’ soc­cer league next sea­son.

And if the suc­cess of the first an­nual women’s soc­cer tour­na­ment in Har­bour Grace last month is any in­di­ca­tion, the league is well on its way to be­com­ing a re­al­ity. The tour­ney was spon­sored by the Con­cep­tion Bay North mi­nor soc­cer as­so­ci­a­tion, and held on Sept. 11.

In the cham­pi­onship, the Earharts de­feated the Astros.

Or­ga­nizer Don Coombs said four teams took part, in­clud­ing some 50 fe­male play­ers.

“ There’s a lot of in­ter­est,” Coombs said. “ I think it’s ob­vi­ous we can get this off the ground next year.”

Coombs said there’s a gap in adult fe­male soc­cer that he would like to see ad­dressed.

“ You can drive to St. John’s and play, but there’s noth­ing here,” he said.

For more, con­tact Trudy Pike at hglad­ies­soc­cer@hot­mail.com, or Don Coombs at 596-1919.

Some of those tak­ing part in a re­cent fe­male soc­cer tour­na­ment in Har­bour Grace in­clude the fol­low­ing: Front (l-r) — Jenna Pham, Jes­sica Wheaton, An­drea Neil, Hi­lary Mercer, Cather­ine Mercer, Shara Hod­der, Emily Crum­mey, Melissa Sum­mers, Re­becca How­ell, April Yet­man, Keelee Pham, Lisa Pen­ney, Ca­t­rina Win­sor and Trudy Pike; back — Kris­ten Downey, Carly Nor­man, Terri De­laney, Katie Harrington, Chelsee Brad­bury, Chelsea Porter, Kelsey Smith, Vanessa Crane, Cait­lyn Crane, Keri Lynn Mahoney, Paige Coombs, Al­li­son Con­way, Sarah Pynn, Jes­sica Green, Jen­nifer Reid, Emily Hurley, Leslie McCarthy, Adri­enne Young and Jenna Earle.

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