The young soccer players representing North Durham United Football Club and their coaches enjoyed getting outside on real grass this past week, as some of the teams were running practices and tryouts at the Scugog Soccer Fields. Thanks Brian.
The season kicked off for the U12 boys team, as they traveled to Darlington for an early soccer festival. The players have been training in the gym since October, so it took the kids a few minutes to find their footing outdoors.
The first game was against a powerhouse from Mississauga, that saw the NDUFC squad hang in and score 3 goals against the tough opponent.
Their second game put the team up against the local rivals from Kawartha Lakes. The game was a back and forth, wide open affair that showcased offense. Officially, scores are not kept at this level (LTPD), but the word on the street had North Durham outscoring their opponent by a 6-4 count. The coaches were very pleased with how the kids played and conducted themselves at this event.
The next board meeting is this Thursday April 27th, contact the administrator if you plan on attending.
The teams are still waiting for the official schedules to be put out by the DRSL for the regular season and cup matches, which should be out this week.
Toronto FC had a big win last Friday against an improved Chicago Fire team, which recently signed German legend Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The Atomic Ant had a pair of beautiful goals and was not happy being subbed out before getting a chance at a hat-trick.