July 9, 2012
Jolene Rhyne, 5, dribbles her British Soccer Camp ball after doing a ball-control drill. Rhyne and other children ages 3-5 were taught by Kieran Rimmington of Blackpool, England, at the camp, which continues through Friday.
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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.”