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BC Soccer entry level referee clinic returns to Courtenay

NEW ADULT REFEREES are needed to keep the game of soccer growing in the Comox Valley. - ARTWORK SUBMITTED
NEW ADULT REFEREES are needed to keep the game of soccer growing in the Comox Valley.
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Good news for those who like to whistle while they work – the BC Soccer entry level referee clinic is returning to Courtenay.

The clinic is for ages 14 and up, and participants are welcome from the Comox Valley and Campbell River. New adult referees are a priority, said Comox Valley United Soccer Club head referee and CSA course instructor Stu Power.

"I’m calling on both teens and adults, who love the game, whether or not you are still playing, to consider registering for this BC Soccer entry level clinic," Power said.

"There is always a need for new blood and fresh legs in the refereeing world, so it would be terrific to see some of our adults with a passion for the game learning alongside some of our enthusiastic youth participants, what enjoyment can be gained from knowing the game on a whole new level.

"We need adults this year more than ever, as the game continues to grow in our communities. Please consider giving back to the game in this most vital of roles. Enjoy some exercise and earn some pay, in to the bargain," Power added.

The clinic will run Thursday, April 24 (6 to 10 p.m.), Friday, April 25 (6 to 10 p.m.) and Saturday, April 26 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the CVUSC clubhouse on Lerwick (between Valley View and Isfeld schools).

Cost is $129.25 and successful local youth participants will be supplied a $70 referee starter kit by CVUSC. To register, go to  http://www.refcentre.com/bc/ (use club search and click Comox Valley).

For more information, contact Power via e-mail at visranorth@shaw.ca or phone 250-339-6256 with any questions. "Hope to see you out on the field," Power said.

– Vancouver Island Soccer Referee Association

 

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