Time to register for minor soccer

OMHSA: ‘every kid in the South Cariboo should get to play soccer’

While they weren't as busy as they would like to have been

While they weren't as busy as they would like to have been

Registration numbers for 100 Mile House & District Soccer Association (OMHSA) upcoming season are down significantly from what organizers had expected they would be with the official deadline right around the corner.

Association president Jennifer Appleby says the deadline for parents to register their children is March 31.

After that, she adds, they will be taking a chance because it will depend on whether there’s room to place their footballers on a team.

“I would think at this point our numbers indicate we’ll have room, but people need to get [the registration forms] in as soon as possible because we start team-building. Everything starts May 1 and we need time to get everything sorted out.”

OMHSA administrator Barb McKenna notes that as of March 26, they are sitting at 213 registered players.

“While this is certainly down from our anticipated 400-plus, this last week of March tends to be the busiest of the registration season.”

McKenna says the numbers are spread fairly evenly among all age groups and the club is encouraging and accepting applications in all age groups.

Age limits are from 2008 birth dates (youngest) to 1994 birthdates (oldest).

She notes it is OMHSA’s desire that “every child who wants to play soccer gets to play soccer.”

If there are any financial reasons for not signing up a child, McKenna says she can be contacted at 250-644-2135, or by e-mail at info@100milesoccer.com.

Folks can find and download registration forms and information from the club’s website, www.100milesoccer.com, or at 100 Mile Sport Shop.

Completed forms and payment can then be dropped off at 100 Mile Sport Shop.

Appleby says she would really like to see people register as quickly as possible, so team selections can be made.