Shannons have doozy of a season
CBN minor soccer club earns three medals in three tries
It’s been a successful season for CBN minor soccer under-16 Shannons. First, the team brought home the gold medal in the Soccer NL under-16 mega B division championship in early August. That was followed by a silver showing in the B division of the under-16 provincial league a couple of weeks later.
On Sept. 11, the team capped the season with a championship in the St. John’s Metro Soccer League after blanking the Fieldians 3-0. “It was a very strong finish to the season,” said coach Jarratt Rose. “It allowed them to compete in different events.”
Although he couldn’t be present for the Metro championship victory due to work commitments in Twillingate, Rose was nevertheless proud of his guys and what they were able to accomplish. The team went undefeated over the season.
Coaches Tyler Butt and Nick Green manned the bench for the metro final.
“It was the culmination of a lot of hard work for the team,” said Rose. “It’s a huge success.”
The gold medal at the metro level concluded a season that began when soccer was the farthest thing from people’s mind in Conception Bay North. While teaching at Carbonear Collegiate, Rose began working with this group during school soccer before moving indoors when with a league in the gym.
“I got to know them as players and see where their skill sets would fit with a team,” he said.
With this in mind, Rose expressed his interest in continuing to coach the boys over the summer months with their club team. That’s when the real work set in.
There were practices threetimes-a-week in the winter, which went to two practices as the weather began to get, relatively, nicer.
“It was a process over the whole summer,” said Rose. “They played together and we had a good roster.”
The CBN minor soccer under-16 Shannons male team capped an impressive summer with a league championship in the St. John’s Metro Soccer League. The team defeated the Fieldians 3-0 on Sept. 11. Back row (L to R) — Nick Green (assistant coach), John Ross, Johnny Gillespie, Peter King, Cody Vaters, Devon Groves, Matthew Butt, Matthew Hoyles, Ryon Williams, Connor Parsons, Jeremy Swain, Tyler Butt (asst coach); front row (L to R) — Colin Rossiter, Stephen MacDonald, Blake Loveys, Logan Sparkes, Essam Ezogdani, Josh Griffin. Caleb Noel is the goalkeeper out front.