To the Editor,
In the spring of 2013 Kathy Matthews, a local parent and teacher conducted a survey within the community to determine if there was an interest for youth soccer in Barriere, including outlying areas. There were over 90 youth, ages four to 12, interested in playing and developing their soccer skills in the fall of 2013!
Membership to BC Soccer was granted to the Barriere Youth Soccer Association formed during the early summer. We are a non-profit organization. Grants have been attained to help with start-up costs, such as buying soccer equipment.
We currently have 81 youth, ages four to 12, participating each week in fun, skill development soccer sessions with local volunteer coaches.
Our soccer program will run for six weeks until Oct. 12, with plans to celebrate our first season with a Soccer Festival! We hope we can attain funding and donations to provide a barbecue and hand out some relevant prizes to participants.
We look forward to gaining your support and any donations would be greatly appreciated. Please contact us with any further questions or comments.
Ashley Salle, Director
Barriere Youth Soccer Association