Free registration and lunch are among the perks awaiting prospective youth soccer referees when North Island Youth Soccer hosts a referees clinic Sunday, April 14, at Sunset Elementary School in Port McNeill.
New referees are welcome to participate at no charge, and the clinic is a must for first-time refs. A clinic for mini-level referees (players 10-under) will be held from 9 a.m.-noon and is open to interested referees age 12 and over.
Following lunch, a clinic for referees for the divisional level (U12 and above) will be held from 1-4 p.m. Referees age 14 and older are eligible.
North Island Youth Soccer is always in need of referees. It’s a good way to get involved in your community and also involves some pay. You may register early by emailing Scott Harris at email@example.com.
Player registration continues through this month in Port McNeill, with forms available for pickup and drop-off at Timberland Sports Centre, and in Port Hardy, with registration at the Civic Centre Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Mar. 27.
A coaches’ clinic will also be held following Spring Break. Be prepared for some practical work on the field. Times and location when they are announced.