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Wait ends as NYS begins another season playing on the pitch

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
May 3rd, 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

It seems like only yesterday that people were . . . skiing?

Ya, Old Man Winter definitely hung around a little longer than most would have liked. But it’s now time to pack away the skis in favour of a pair of soccer cleats as the season nears with the opening of the Lakeside fields.

No one is happier than Nelson Youth Soccer executive, which has been crossing those respective fingers hoping winter will finally end.

“Officially, we get the fields May 7, but we’re hoping we might get on during the week for practices for the first games,” said NYS vice president Kerry Dyck.

Well, Dyck and Company can breathe a sigh of relief now that the Regional District has opened the fields for practices.

More than 925 soccer players being training in preparation for the season opening games Saturday at Lakeside.

NYS, for players six to 18, is divided into house league and rep teams.

The house games go weekly at Lakeside in more than 10 different divisions.

NYS also has a dozen or so rep teams competing for spots in the B.C. Soccer Youth Provincial B Cup.

Some teams opened the season already competing a the Icebreaker Tournament Easter Weekend in Winfield.

NYS host the annual Terry Walgren Girl’s Soccer Tournament Saturday and Sunday at Lakeside.

The boy’s rep teams travel to Trail to compete in the Kootenay South Tournament.


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