BC Seniors organizers are adding another event to the popular 55-plus Games with the introduction of Women’s 7-A-Side Soccer beginning this year in Vernon.
So all those 55-plus female players, dig out the cleats and start training.
“If you’re still an active soccer player, or used to play and can dig out some cleats, come join us for some friendly competition and lots of fun and camaraderie,” said the media press release.
There are seven on the field at one time, one player who is a goalkeeper.
Games are two 30 minute halves with unlimited substitutions.
Each team must register a minimum of nine players to a maximum of 12.
Complete rules are available at BC Games website — or zone coordinator John Legg @ email@example.com.
“This is the inaugural year for Women’s Soccer and we need at least four teams to make it a viable event,” the presser said.
The games are expected more than 3,500 athletes, supporters and officials to the Central Okanagan.
The games will have 27 events including archery, badminton, bocce, bridge, carpet bowling, cribbage, cycling, darts, dragon boat racing, equestrian, five pin bowling, floor curling, golf, horseshoes, ice curling, ice hockey, lawn bowling, mountain bike racing, pickleball, slo-pitch, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field and whist.
The Vernon 55-plus Senior Games are September 12-16.