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Archived News Release from 2005

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The British are Coming...to Teach Soccer!

Redwood City, CA -  June 7, 2005 - Soccer is the national pastime of Great Britain, and nowhere else do the players, coaches, and fans have more passion for the sport. This summer, from June 20 - 24 at Sandpiper Community Center and from July 11 - 15 at Red Morton Park, the boys and girls of Redwood City will have the wonderful opportunity to be taught by soccer coaches visiting from Great Britain in a week-long camp sponsored by Challenger Sports Soccer.

The Monday through Friday camp is open to all kids, with sessions available for all ages and ability levels. Prices range from $74 for 'mini soccer ' to $194 for a full day. Players will receive instruction to improve their footwork, passing, dribbling, shooting, heading and tackling. During the week, the players will be part of a program of educational and fun camp break activities, learning more about the sport of soccer, and about Europe. And, every day of the camp the coaches will go over different aspects of good character that are important in sports and in everyday life, such as respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and integrity.

To sign up for the camp or for more information, please contact the Redwood City Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department (650) 780-7311 or register online at www.redwoodcity.org/parks.

Challenger Sports Soccer is a nationwide network of sports services for children, parents and coaches, operating tours, tournaments, clinics, and camps that emphasize constant positive feedback, maximum participation, and fun and progressive learning of skills through innovative games and practices. Their website is located at www.challengersports.com.

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at www.redwoodcity.org/parks.

Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government.

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Contact:
Jordana Freeman
Community Services Manager
650-780-7323

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