The past 10 months have been full of practicing, training and team building. The Team South West girls’ soccer team is more than ready to get to Meadow Lake for the Saskatchewan Summer Games.
“All the hard work these girls have put in over the past 10 months is really starting to pay off and they have gelled together,” said Jody Brown, coach for the soccer team. “They are building life-long friendships.”
There are 10 players from Swift Current and eight from Moose Jaw that made the team in April. Tryouts for the South West division team began in October and the coaches had the players training in Swift Current and Moose Jaw. The roster was shortened in January before the final girls were picked.
“We’ve had the girls training since October and the girls have been training between the two cities,” said Brown.
The team travelled to Billings, Mont. in May to participate in a tournament and that was the first time the team played together.
“We wanted to give them an opportunity to gel together and see how they could do in a game situation,” she said.
During the summer months, the players returned to their league teams, but have since been training Monday-Thursday in both communities in the last couple of weeks.
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