British soccer camp rolls on

Published 12:02 am Friday, July 26, 2013

While the rain has pounded our area these last few weeks, it didn’t put a damper on this week’s Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp at the Dwight Mikel Sports Complex.

Although the soccer field is wet and soggy, Challenger Sports coach Dale Lloyd said it’s held up real well.

“The pitch isn’t too bad,” Lloyd, a native of England said.

Lloyd, along with another coach, has been busy instructing boys and girls ages 3-14 have been learning the ins and outs of the game.

“It’s gone very well,” Lloyd said about the week. “Our morning group is the biggest. In the afternoon, we’ve had to use the indoor facility (at Johnson Park).

“The ability to use the indoor facility has been good for them,” he said.

Today is the last day of the camp, and players will be competing in the finals of their version of the World Cup during the morning and afternoon sessions. All week, campers have had the opportunity to earn points toward their team, Lloyd said.