2019 Teck Community Soccer Initiative Recipients Announced
Posted on 11 September 2019 in Sponsors & Partnerships
Teck & Canada Soccer have announced the recipients of the 2019 Teck Community Initiative program, an initiative that provides soccer organizations in communities where Teck operates with an opportunity to receive a $2,500 grant to enhance soccer programming and ultimately encourage youth to be active through sport. In total, four soccer associations in Teck communities receive grants each year through the program.
The program, now in its sixth year, is administered by Canada Soccer. Teck has been a proud partner of Canada Soccer since 2012.
In 2019, the following soccer associations will receive a $2,500 grant:
Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (Kamloops, B.C.)
In Kamloops, the funds will be used towards repairing the heating system in their recently purchased indoor soccer dome. The dome, the only one of its size in Kamloops, will allow members to continue to play and train throughout the winter months both on and off the turf.
Crowsnest Pass Minor Soccer (Crowsnest Pass, AB)
The community of Crowsnest Pass will be able to fulfill an outstanding need to upgrade their fields and their equipment infrastructure with new nets, balls, jerseys, and corner flags. In addition, any remaining funds will put towards tournament fees to further player development opportunities
Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association (Cranbrook, B.C.)
Safety is a primary focus for Kootenay East which will use the funds to secure its goals to the ground. Increasing club membership has also created demand for additional equipment and storage solutions.
Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association (Trail, B.C.)
The Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association will be putting the funds towards the purchase of heavy-duty event tents. These tents will be used at all hosted events as well as away tournaments providing protection from the elements for the players and staff.