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Soccer talent search scoops players

A search for soccer talent for next year’s Canada Summer Games has made a stop in Hay River. The 2017 Canada Summer Games identification camp visited from June 17 to 19 and attracted players from a number of communities. A half-dozen male players from Hay River participated in the camp, and just one female from […]

Soccer celebration swells the ranks

A hundred children turned out for the Ombrelle Active Start Soccer Fest last Saturday at Tri-Service Park, doubling the rosters for every age group. “This has been brilliant timing,” said organizer Shelley Maher. “It’s really helping us kick off the season and it’s added to pretty much every group.” Players from three to 13 took […]

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Elks kick soccer indoors

There is snow on the ground, but with Elks’ Soccer heading indoors, children don’t have to put up their shinpads for the season. “I’m hoping to see year-round development with these guys,” coach Daniel DaRosa told The Hub during last week’s scrimmage at the Princess Alexandra Middle School gym Thursday night. “The best thing has […]

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Hub hosts Elks Soccer

Close to 30 teams and hundreds of players flooded Hay River last weekend for the annual Elks Outdoor Soccer tournament, with home teams holding their own against visitors from Yellowknife, the Deh Cho and the South Slave. While teams from Yellowknife’s Ecole St. Patrick won many divisions, teams from Princess Alexandra and a combined team […]

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Soccer returns

After a season off, kids are back on the soccer field – some of them anyway. While there are more age-groups in the works, as of last week, only one team of players aged seven through nine were taking the field for practices twice a week under the banner of Elks Soccer. “There’s going to […]

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World’s game takes over the hub

  For the eighth year in a row, Hay River has played host to the Elks’ Outdoor Soccer Tournament, drawing more teams than ever from across the territory. “This is the biggest year so far,” said organizer Kelly Webster. “We have 44 teams, and that’s somewhere around 500 or 600 athletes, plus many of their […]

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World’s game comes to Hay River

  More than 40 kids signed up for a week-long camp to learn soccer skills from coaches with a true appreciation for the sport. “In the U.K., everyone grows up with soccer,” said Matt Blake, a coach with the Challenger Sports program based in Calgary. “We’re trying to instil the same thing here in Canada.” […]

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Need for volunteers reaches injury time-Little help means soccer players can’t develop full potential

“I try to teach them, but they won’t listen!” he jokingly tells his goalie. Pinto is the only volunteer who organizes soccer for teens aged 14 and above on Monday and Wednesday nights on the sports field at Diamond Jenness Secondary School. After spreading the word a few weeks ago, more and more people have […]

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Northern victories in the South – Students compete at indoor soccer tournament in Grande Prairie

The southern NWT could benefit from an indoor soccer pitch.

Students from Hay River, Fort Smith and other northern communities travelled south to Grande Prairie, Alta., on the weekend of April 28 to take part in Earnie’s Rock Around the Clock Indoor Soccer Tournament against mostly northern schools.

Both boys and girls teams from Princess Alexandra School in Hay River returned with second-place finishes in the tournament – in girls under 14 and boys under 14.

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Tournament kicks off soccer season

Hay River soccer players kicked off their indoor season with a tournament at Diamond Jenness Secondary School this past weekend. The tournament hosted around 120 students in three age divisions. J.J. Hirst, outdoor education co-ordinator, said it was a great weekend for soccer players to test their skills in all areas of the game.

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