Soccer sign-up deadline looms

Young soccer players interested in taking part in the 2012 North Island Youth Soccer season will need to register by Tuesday

Young soccer players interested in taking part in the 2012 North Island Youth Soccer season will need to register by Tuesday (Mar. 27) to secure a spot on a team.

Registration is being taken separately in each community, but all share the same deadline.

In Port McNeill, forms may be picked up and dropped off at Timberland Sports Centre.

Late registration will be accepted, but will include a $25 late fee and will not guarantee the player a spot on the team for the coming season.

Fees range are $25 for tots (born in 2008), $60 for “mini” level players (U6 through U10) and $70 for competitive divisional players (U12 through U18).

A pair of soccer socks and team and individual photo are included in the fee.

For more info on Port McNeill registration call Tammy at 250-956-4518.

In Port Hardy, registration is held at the Recreation Centre (pool lobby) from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday until Mar. 27.

Fees are $65 for divisional players and $55 for mini.

A tot division will be held only if enough players and coaches express an interest.

Fees for tots are $35, and all fees include a team and individual photo for each player.

For Port Hardy registration info call Sarah at 250-949-6687.

In Port Alice, registration forms can be obtained by emailing Tracy Roper at tracyd.roper@scotiabank.com or by calling 250-284-3587.

Coaches are urgently needed for all programs.

To volunteer or for more info, call Liza in Port McNeill at 250-956-3306 or Marc in Port Hardy at 250-949-8928. Dragonboat club seeks paddlers

The TriPort Dragonboat Society continues its 2012 registration drive through the end of March.

The society has three boats, based in Port Hardy, Port McNeill and Sointula, and welcomes new members and teams to practice and take part in regattas across the island.

The Society is also looking forward to hosting its own third annual TriPort Dragonboat Regatta later this season in Port Hardy.

Information, including registration forms, is available on the “TriPort Dragonboat Society” Facebook page.

Registration can be printed out and dropped off in Port Hardy at Cafe Guido, in Port McNeill at Progressive Diesel on Mine Road; and in Sointula with Shannon Holmes at 775 2nd St.

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