South Peace News
Adult soccer has hit the local pitch as High Prairie hosted three teams in a round-robin tournament Aug. 13.
“We started last spring and it has kept on growing,” says coach Lance Halldorson.
High Prairie fell 6-2 to Slave Lake in its opening game.
Dwight Haugen netted both goals for the host team.
Up next, High Prairie United was blanked 5-0 by Whitecourt.
To close out its play, United battled to a 3-3 tie with Peace River.
Paula Welz, Cimino Estey, and Simil Cheriyan scored for High Prairie.
“High Prairie had an adult soccer team about 11 years ago,” Halldorson says.
“We have a high goal to join Grande Prairie Soccer League.”
Players gather Tuesdays and Thursdays for a pick-up game at St. Andrew’s school.
“It’s good to get together with other people in the community and from many different cultures,” Halldorson says.
With a growing number of contacts, he trusts the team will gain more opportunities to play teams from other parts of northern Alberta.
Active as a coach with High Prairie Minor Soccer Association, Hall- dorson sees this as an opportunity for the young players to continue in the sport.
He urges players 16 and over to join the adult team.