Kids versus cops game wraps up soccer program

The Free to Be soccer program, which is offered in conjunction with Special Olympics Estevan and the Estevan Youth Soccer Association, wrapped up on Tuesday night at the Panteluk Athletic Field.

Young people who were part of the program faced off against members of the Estevan Police Service in two fun games.

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Kandyce Meili, who was at the helm of the program, said they had 14 kids registered. They came out once a week for the past seven weeks for the games.

“The kids have really enjoyed playing soccer,” said Meili. “We started off with a few drills and then we played games.”

They were split into two groups for youths ages three to seven and seven to 12.

“The kids have really grown socially and their soccer skills have increased. It’s really good for growth of motor skills.”

Some of the kids were involved in a team sport for the first time.

 

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A soccer game was played Tuesday night between kids in the Free to Be program and members of the Estevan Police Service.

 

After the game between the cops and the kids, awards were handed out to the participating children.

This week’s edition of Lifestyles will have more on this story. 

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