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Nelson Youth Soccer Kicks Off 2016 Season

Running for the ball were players from Live In the Koots and Serendipity Nail in U8 Girls action Saturday at Lakeside Pitch. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

The sun broke through the clouds on a spectacular opening day weekend for Nelson Youth Soccer.

The association, with more than 950 registered players, kicked off the 2016 with House League action Saturday for all ages.

Nelson Youth Soccer House Leagues run until the Association takes the summer off before resuming action in September.

Meanwhile, Rep teams have already played the opening tournament of the season in the Okanagan's Lake Country.

Next up is a Rep Tournament in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.

Nelson hosts its annual Terry Walgren Tournament and Jamboree May 15-16 at the Lakeside Soccer Pitches.