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Coaches looking for Indigenous soccer talent for 2023 NAIG Summer Games – Anishinabek News

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2022117 Views

December 7, 2022

SUDBURY – Long before Team Ontario ever scores a goal at the North American Indigenous Games this July, they need to field a team.

Indeed, that is the goal for Team Ontario as the soccer coaches recruit to field four teams: girls and boys U16 and U19 females and males, for at least 48 players, at a minimum of 12 per team.

Shouldn’t be so hard, considering soccer’s popularity.

At the Nov. 5 Indigenous soccer tryouts in Sudbury, numbers were good but they had to combine the girls and boys to have enough players to scrimmage, says Ghislaine Goudreau, the female team coach who is also member of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation.

Read More: http://anishinabeknews.ca/2022/12/07/coaches-looking-for-indigenous-soccer-talent-for-2023-naig-summer-games/

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