There will be a South Peace Junior Soccer (SPJS) season this year, but it won't be a typical one. The club executive gave themselves a deadline to get a season started and have details in place, but with the ever-changing nature of PHO restrictions, weren't able to reach it. However, the City of Dawson Creek will be partnering with SPJS to help players have a season of some sort, however different it may end up being.
"Given everything going on with (COVID-19) and the restrictions, and not knowing where things would be at, we couldn't open registration and order uniforms on time. It won't be a usual season, but there will be soccer this year," said SPJS President Jennifer Combres.
The city will be handling registration, as well as all the requirements regarding a COVID-19 safety plan and other precautions. Details on when registration will open, dates, and age rangers are still to be announced.
Combres said the club has partnered with the city in the past for several soccer camps, and things will go smoothly. The club will provide the equipment, with parents and volunteers making up the coaches as in previous years. Combres expects most of the on-field action will revolve around working on skills and practice drills.
"As a board, we're really happy we could offer something for the kids this year. It's needed social interaction, and we want them to have fun out there," Combres said. "We want to run a sports program, but we also want everyone to be safe."
There was no SPJS season last year.
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