Inner city children will have a place to go starting in July when the University of Winnipeg launches the Inner City Summer Soccer League.
With the support of private donors, the league will run until the end of August to provide neighbourhood youth with a free soccer experience while helping to keep them active. Approximately 160 youth between the ages of eight and 17 have been training for two months leading up to the start of the season. They are coached and mentored by U of W Wesmen soccer players and coaches.
The league is funded by Canadian Tire’s Jump Start Foundation and the Thomas Sill Foundation to cover costs including jerseys, shorts, socks, shin guards and soccer balls.
Construction on a new indoor, multi-sport Field House, Health, Wellness and Healing Complex will begin this fall on the U of W campus.