This weekend sees the start of the over 35’s soccer league at the Canada Games Centre. The Whitehorse Rapids club has been very successful over the years in fostering a fun and competitive spirit for the slightly more mature soccer player.
This year will see a new team yukoninfo.com led by Jan Aalt van den Hoorn introduced into the league, which means there will be five teams going into battle.
There are also two new star players in Graham White and Myles Dolphin, joining the action, and with returning favourites Justin Carre and Brian Bruckman, plus stalwarts John MacPhail and Chris Stacey; it will make for a very interesting season.
Danny Macdonald who is leading Klondike Business Solutions team, believes that the addition of Keith Welch will make up for the lack of pace he had last year, and he does have double golden boot winner Eric Murphy in his side to get the goals.
Jim Connell is paired again with Mark O Brien, which brings brain and brawn for the Yukon Brewing team. MVP Keith Maguire’s Pepsi team always is a force to be reckoned with. The fifth team is Tony’s Pizza, which has a nice blend of veterans like Joe Morrison and youngsters like Nathan Bingham in their ranks. Anybody wishing to watch get to the CGC early to get the best seat.
– By Andy Todd