Thirty-two Terrace soccer players got a chance to meet Vancouver Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Sean Melvin on August 23 during the final days of the summer camp. Melvin answered questions and watched as the campers, aged 7-15, played two round-robin tournaments in the World Cup games and signed autographs and t-shirts at the end. (Contributed photo)

Vancouver Whitecaps soccer player visits Terrace youth

The Whitecaps Academy Camp wrapped up on August 24 with fall sessions coming up in September

Thirty-two Terrace soccer players got a chance to meet Vancouver Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Sean Melvin Aug. 23 during the final days of the summer soccer camp.

Melvin answered questions about being a professional soccer player and watched as the campers, aged 7-15, played two round-robin tournaments in the World Cup games at Christie Park. He then signed autographs and t-shirts at the end.

The Vancouver Whitecaps FC Skills Camp ran from Aug. 20-24 for its second year in Terrace. Coached by Eric Horsburgh, he said the young soccer players really enjoyed getting a chance to show off their skills and learn more about the game.

“It went well, the kids had fun. We did a lot of promotions for our programs in the fall during the camp, and a lot of the kids are now interested in signing up,” Horsburgh said. “One of the kids also won a signed Alphonso Davies shirt, she was pretty excited about that.”

READ MORE: New coach running Whitecaps soccer academy in Northwest B.C.

The fall phase of the camps for soccer players between the ages of 8-18 starts Sept. 5 and runs through November in Terrace, with more dates scheduled for Kitimat. For more information about camps and registration, visit the Terrace and Kitimat Academy page or contact Horsburgh at ehorsburgh@whitecapsfc.com.


 


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