World Cup Soccer camp returns

Soccer coaches coming to the North Island for annual youth camp

The North Island’s soccer fields will be buzzing with activity when the World Cup Soccer Camp makes its annual visit the week of July 23-27.

Camp sessions will be held in Port Alice, Port Hardy, Port McNeill and Sointula, with all players gathering Friday, July 27, for an international-style jamboree at the North Island Secondary School track field in Port McNeill.

The coaching staff is headed by former Canadian National Training Centre coach Brett Hyslop and by two-time Canadian National champion Steph Steiner, and includes former Vancouver Whitecap and current Victoria Highlanders goalkeeper Trevor Stiles.

Registration is still available for youths age 6-16, either online at www.worldcupsoccercamp.com or through local organizers.

In Port Alice, contact the Recreation Centre at 250-284-3912; in Port Hardy contact Liz Kufaas at 250-949-7965 or Sandy Grenier at 250-949-8928; in Port McNeill call Sandy McKenzie at 250-956-4306; and in Sointula call Casey Swanson at 250-973-6455.