Parkes Soccer keen to get started as juniors sign up for 2021

JOIN THE TEAM: Back, Ryan Went, Annabelle Nash, Riley Jones, Kane Dickerson and Peter McIntyre; front, Patrick Kyte, Cooper Jones, Axle and Ivy Dickerson, and Lucas Jones are all part of Parkes and District Soccer Association's junior development program. Photo: Christine Little
JOIN THE TEAM: Back, Ryan Went, Annabelle Nash, Riley Jones, Kane Dickerson and Peter McIntyre; front, Patrick Kyte, Cooper Jones, Axle and Ivy Dickerson, and Lucas Jones are all part of Parkes and District Soccer Association's junior development program. Photo: Christine Little

It won't be long now until we see our eager junior soccer players back on the field.

The Parkes and District Amateur Soccer Association is calling on registrations for ages five to 17 years old.

And while 270 youngsters have signed up for 2021, the club is keen to see more juniors involved.

Teams will be announced on April 19 so senior vice president Angela Bottaro-Porter is encouraging any families considering joining soccer this season to do so now.

"We have a special going this year where if a second sibling signs up it's a five per cent discount, and a third sibling is 10 per cent, and so on," Angela said.

"Families can also use their Active Kids vouchers with us."

The juniors will start playing from May 1 and all they will are shin pads and black shorts.

Players seven years and older will need soccer boots.

The club provides all playing shirts and Parkes socks can be purchased from the club house for $15.

Covid regulations will be in place when competitions begin, with a QR code at the Harrison Park and Parker-Stone Field entry points.

The club also runs junior development squads for any players wanting to represent Parkes at competitions or gala days.

The squads take place every Monday at the Parker-Stone Field from 5.30pm for under 12s and 6.30pm for 13-17 years.

For more information, people can head to the Parkes and District Amateur Soccer Association's Facebook page, visit their website or email pdasacommittee@outlook.com.au.

"The season ahead is looking very positive," Angela said.

"We're very keen to get started."

Angela would also like to remind families the club depends on volunteers and any help parents can provide with coaching or in the canteen would be greatly appreciated.

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