ELMSDALE -- The West Prince Storm Soccer Club has launched indoor spring tryouts for its 20th season.
Club technical director, Brian Allain said the club hopes to have teams in Under 12 and Under 14 Boys and Girls provincial leagues as well as Under 16 girls Under 17 boys and senior women leagues.
The Under 12 Boys premier team from West Prince won its second consecutive Island championship last year and the Under 12, 14 and 16 girls premier teams all advanced to the provincial championship finals.
Allain said the club hopes to establish an Under 10 Academy program to play in a league with Kensington and Summerside. There would be a weekly game and practice starting in early May once the fields firm up. Under 10 players are also eligible tuo try-out for Under 12 club teams.
Club team try-outs over the next week are as follows:
Thursday, April 10, at Hernewood - 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Under 12 Girls.
Saturday, April 12, at Westisle – 11 to 12:45, Under 17 Boys.
Monday, April 14 at Hernewood: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Under 12 Boys; 6:30-7:30, Under 12 Girls; 7:30-8:30, Under 16 Girls.
Tuesday, April 15 at Hernewood – 7:15 o 8:30 p.m., Under 14 Girls.
Wednesday, April 16 at Hernewood – 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., Under 14 Boys.
Tursday, April 17 at Hernewood – 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Under 16 Girls.
Thursday, April 17 at Callaghan – 7:30 to 8:45 pm., Under 14 Girls.
The fee structure for the club remains unchanged this year, $170 for one player from Under 12 to senior; $300 for familes with two players and $400 for families with three players. The fee for Under 10 team members is $95.
Fees help cover such cost as referees fees, paint for the soccer fields, uniforms and goalie gear, soccer equipment and player registration and insurance.
Allain reports that coaches, managers and other volunteers are still needed for some teams. Anyone who can help out is asked to email Allain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The West Prince Storm Soccer Club will be holding its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 5:30 p.m. at Hernewood. The year’s major fundraising activity will be decided upon during that meeting. “It is time that we start looking forward as a club to things such as a clubhouse (and) having funds on hand for any team that may win the Island to give them a bit of a headstart in fundraising for Nationals,” Allain suggested.