Mini-World Cup is a big event this weekend

Eighty youth soccer teams are competing in the city this weekend during the Mini-World Cup.

“It’s going to be a ton of fun,” said tournament co-ordinator Allison Wood.

Eighty youth soccer teams are competing in the city this weekend during the Mini-World Cup.

“It’s going to be a ton of fun,” said tournament co-ordinator Allison Wood.

Hosted by the Campbell River Youth Soccer Association, teams are coming from across the Island, Powell River, the Lower Mainland and three players are also coming from Whitehorse. Approximately 1,200 players are expected to participate.

The teams range from Under-8 to Under-11, and will be playing Saturday and Sunday on the Pinecrest and Robron fields.

The opening ceremony, featuring a “parade of nations” led by the Campbell River Legion Pipe Band, takes place on Saturday from 12-1 p.m.

In addition to the soccer action, there will be three bounce-a-ramas, the hardest kick competition judged by a Mountie’s radar gun, concession, and raffles to raise money for a new artificial turf field.

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