Special to The Standard
SCUGOG: With a flip of the page on the calendar, teams are in full soccer mode, with May bringing the onset of league, festival, and tournament play, for the 2017 outdoor soccer season.
The Frank Sobil tournament in Oshawa is coming up over the next two weekends, with the girls this Saturday & Sunday and the boys going next weekend. NDUFC (the North Durham United Football Club) will be proudly represented, with six teams set to compete, in what is a great way to get some games in before the start of regular season matches. For information on this event and anything else relating to the club, visit the website, at www.northdurhamunited.com, and get caught up.
Parents are encouraged to check the new links on the site regarding concussion protocol, return to play guidelines, and concussion recognition. Player safety is of the utmost importance, and top priority to the club, always has been, and will continue to be. A reminder, the DRLS mandatory coaches/managers meeting is on May 1st, at the Abilities Centre in Whitby. Coaches meet from 6-7 p.m., and managers have theirs from 7:15-8 p.m.
The Scugog Soccer Association has done a terrific job in acquiring an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), which will be placed at the fields by the club house. The cost of this portable heart defibrillator has been generously covered by Veridian Hydro and the Port Perry Dental Centre. Well done to everyone involved, particularly Amanda O'Connor, who is the club's administrator and driving force in obtaining this important piece of safety equipment.
TFC had a an easy time beating Houston 2-0 at home last week. Big Altidore scored both goals. There was another huge crowd out to sing and cheer the Reds on at BMO Field, now it is back on the road for TFC. See you at the fields!