P.S.A.'S · 10th July 2012
For the first time since the 1980ís, menís soccer will return to the Riverboat Days week-end. Rod Davis the manager of the Greenville Athletic Club has decided to try reviving the sport to its former glory.
Davis remembers the soccer tournament of past Riverboat Days bringing 10 to 16 teams into Terrace for the weekend. Despite soccer being the most popular game in the world it has declined in the northwest and it is even nonexistent in some communities.
Davis said he hopes this tournament will stir up more community interest and encourage the younger players in the First Nations communities to get back into the game of soccer.
No sporting organization contacted would step up to organize or plan the event, so Davis has decided to do this on his own with help from his family. He has previously helped organize countless soccer and basketball tournaments and stated there has been a lot of interest shown from clubs and especially players that havenít laced up in a few years.
Davis is anticipating 9 to 12 teams for the Aug 3 to 6th tournament and is seeking donations from businesses and organizations to help offset the costs for; field rental, officiating, and trophies.
To enter a team, or for more information, contact 250-621-3443, rod_davis818,,,hotmail.com, or find the event on Facebook- Riverboat Days- Menís 35 & Over Soccer Tournament.
The deadline to enter a team is July 27, 2012.
The above team, from 1988, is the 1st Place Greenville Athletic Club. Most of the community would travel with the team as this team was the team to beat.
Any results from this?
Comment by MA on 21st August 2012
Is there any update on results, awards, etc? Be interested to know how it went.
Comment by Rachel on 11th July 2012
This is awesome WTG Mike and Rod I'm looking forward to this event. I hope is does inspire more youth and kids to join/continue playing soccer. Any exhibition games for the kids?