The U-19 Female Strikers team left Fort St. John yesterday, March 19, to go to Costa Rica during spring break as a pre-season warm up for the high school soccer season. They will be gone March 19 to 30.
The team got the idea to go on the trip from a fellow competitive team from Saint Albert. That team has often gone on trips such as these, but they highly recommended the Costa Rica trip as their favourite one. Over the last few months, the Strikers have been fundraising and collecting donations to make this trip a reality.
The girls are working with a company based in Costa Rica. The company recommended the team bring some supplies for the locals, so each member of the team is taking a backpack filled with school supplies, toys, and clothing to give to local children.
The team will also be playing games in the U-17 2018 World Cup Stadium against Codia U17, Dimasuki U17, and Liberia U17.
Last weekend, the Strikers won bronze in Tier 2 at the indoor soccer provincials.
Ade Brussow is a student at North Peace Secondary.