SurDel was able to secure another ribbon in the Family Days Parade. Great work by all those who helped to decorate the float, walk in the parade and man the tent. Thanks for the older players giving up an early Sunday morning to buddy up with some younger players and hand out candy to the crowds. We had lots of people come by the tent and draw for some awesome prizes such as Whitecaps tickets and game balls. As the season draws to a close this week, the festivities have lent themselves as a perfect encore. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and made this all possible.
SurDel is ending the spring season on a high note with a record turnout. Spring registration was at an all-time high. As with all growth, there were growing pains such as uniform kafuffles and team shuffling. However, with lots of help from some dedicated coaches, equipment managers, coordinators and registrars, the season went on and the players all looked like they were having a blast on the fields. The high numbers also drove us to organize an end of spring jamboree which was a huge success. Our new events coordinator Alison Valcamp; with the help of great volunteers; was able to partner up with Tim Horton’s and Freshslice to make the Spring Jamboree a fantastic way to end the season. On behalf of SurDel, have a safe and memory making summer holiday everyone. We are looking forward to an awesome fall season starting September.
On Monday February 11, SurDel was proud to host its first annual Family Day Tournament. The event was a huge success with 400 U-9 & U-10 girls and boys teams from all over the Lower Mainland in attendance. The event was hosted by our U-14 Delta Select Metro team and one of the hits of the event was the skills competition in which the Metro girls did some mentoring with the young players. It was great to see some outstanding soccer being played by the teams with a lot of smiles by players, parents and coaches. A big thank you to all the teams who participated and throughout the day the tournament committee was hearing lots of positive compliments about the event and looking forward to next years tournament. We hope to have the photos posted by early next week.