Minor soccer season proceeding in Peace River

Richard Froese
South Peace News

Minor soccer in Peace River will go ahead despite little interest.

“Peace River Minor Soccer Association is still planning to move forward with a return to training,” PRMSA president Laura Grainger says in an email April 23.

“We are hopeful we can make this a successful season.”

The season will run Mondays and Thursdays from May 11 to June 24.

However, no games are allowed under COVID-19 restrictions, which include social distancing.

Last year the season was totally turfed by COVID-19.

“We don’t have the required number of volunteers sign up,” Grainger says.

“At this point, we’ve had two coaches register and a few who have offered to help out with entrance monitoring.”

When PRMSA first announced plans in early April to return to train, Grainger said more than 50 volunteers were needed.

Very few families have committed to the season.

“To date, we have approximately 35 players registered to participate,” Grainger says.

More players and volunteers are welcome.

PRMSA promoted the season in area newspapers, radio stations, on social media, and emails to association members.

“Every season we require a certain number of volunteers to be successful, and each year we struggle to fill all of the positions we have,’ Grainger says.

“This year is especially difficult with the pandemic and we are relying very heavily on our families and community members to help out where they can.”

In past years, minor soccer has attracted 275-350 players ages 5-18 years from the Peace River, Grimshaw, Nampa, Berwyn, Brownvale, Dixonville and Fairview districts.

Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact email to manager@prmsa.ca

Families can also register online the association website at peaceriversoccer.leagueapps.com/

Phone or text association manager Shawna Keddie at [780] 625-8412 for any inquiries.

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