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Sean Kilkenny, 12, takes a shot during a World Cup scrimmage Monday at Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp. Kilkenny was one of around 30 kids to participate in the camp, which is being taught by young players from England. The camp lasts the rest of this week.

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Across the Pond to Craig

British soccer players bring skills to local soccer camp

Soccer doesn’t have the draw in Northwest Colorado that football and basketball do, so Craig Parks and Recreation is helping bring the world’s most popular game to its youth—all the way from Europe. The Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp kicked off Monday morning at Woodbury Park. The weeklong camp has soccer players from England coaching youths from Moffat County on soccer skills and proper gameplay. Zac Pollitt, 22, is the camp director in Craig. It is the Bolton, England native’s third year doing a camp in Craig, and he said the first day went well. “Camp went really well actually,” Pollitt said. “It’s good to see a lot of familiar faces this year and as you can see, the kids enjoyed it. We enjoyed it as well.”


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