SOCCER CAPE BRETON has selected a 23-player squad to represent U12s Team Cape Breton Girls in 2024.
The gifted girls will take part in two Soccer Nova Scotia showcases this summer, the first of which will be hosted by SCB at CBU's Ness Timmons field on the weekend of April 27-28.
Last summer we were thrilled to have 16 players in total noted by the selectors for the Halifax Top 60 camps which identify the leading young players in the province at this age group.
From that process Ella Mills was selected for U13s Team NS Girls with her CBFC club mate Norah MacDonald aged up to play for the Provincial U14s. We also have outstanding centre-back Carly Richardson training as an alternate with the 13s squad.
In the Boys division Matthew Cormier and Luka Church, both nurtured as fledgling players at Whitney Pier SC and now playing in the CBFC Academy, were selected for the U13s Team NS squad.
This time around Team CB U12s Girls has a strong core with EIGHT players who experienced this level of soccer last summer returning to bid to make the 2012-born squad this time around. The squad selected is as follows:
|Rory Stockley GK
|Rachel Doyle GK
|Ella Rose Standing
Regional Director of Soccer Development Iain King said: "As with last year we have also included some younger players in the squad who are 2013 or even 2014 born and who we feel have a chance to play at Provincial level in years to come.
"This process worked well last year as we now have those eight players going into their second season of showcases having had the development experience of training and playing with their older counterparts last time around.
"Our current group are a joy to work with and we are determined to continue to give as many island youngsters as possible a pathway to have the honour of playing for the Province."
* OUR picture shows jet-paced attacker Evelyn Power in action in one of last summer's SNS showcases. Evelyn qualifies to play again this time around and is a player we have high hopes for.
PICTURE: Courtesy of Josh Slate