Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association Future Stars Aya Katsura and Alexis Sherlock battle for the ball as part of a drill set up by coach Tricia McLellan. The Future Stars program offers extra coaching and games for girls and boys ages nine and 10, with 65 players registered, and 15 coaches, one coordinator, one manager and two evaluators running the program this year. Angie Mindus photo

Williams Lake Future Stars

Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association program nets results

Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association’s development program for nine and 10-year-old boys and girls is garnering a lot of support from the community.

Future Stars runs once a week on Wednesdays and has a registration of 65 students who want more skill-building and playing time in the sport of soccer.

“We have 65 students registered and 60 are here tonight — the other four are sick. That’s amazing,” said Future Stars co-ordinator Tara Sherlock.

The players also are on teams in the WLYSA regular house league which has teams playing games every Friday night and Saturday. Currently hundreds of youth are registered for the outdoor WLYSA spring league.

Sherlock said the Future Stars program has 15 volunteer coaches who work rotating drills with the players on the Columneetza soccer fields.

This weekend, the group is getting some time up at the Esler Sports Complex playing games as well.

A group of local soccer-minded individuals are working behind the scenes in Williams Lake to drum up support for an indoor facility in the lakecity which would see youth and adults be able to carry on playing soccer into the winter months.

Mayor Walt Cobb told the Tribune this week he is in full support an indoor facility, and that the City already has an agreement in principle to lease or give the ball field across from Thompson Rivers University to the community group for the project.

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