Photo by Cameron Orr                                Zachary Munroe takes the kids through their paces. Photo by Cameron Orr

Photo by Cameron Orr Zachary Munroe takes the kids through their paces. Photo by Cameron Orr

Five-day soccer camp a huge hit with kids

“I do this in hopes that the participants fall in love with the game.”

Kitamaat Village kids turned up in droves to take part in the five-day Kicks4Kidz soccer camp held last week.

The camp was run by soccer coach Zachary Munroe, who’s originally from New Aiyansh, now living in Chilliwack where he works for two soccer clubs, Chilliwack F.C. and Fraser Valley F.C.

“I started the program to reach out to my home community back in 2011, to help revive soccer,” said Munroe.

“I do this in hopes that the participants fall in love with the game.”

He has also run the camp in Greenville, New Aiyansh, Kincolith and Scowlitz, and was impressed that there were 16 to 20 kids every day that participated in the camp over the five days.

“It’s maybe a little early to say if they’re budding soccer stars, but having these soccer stars out for the camp is a great start to getting them hooked on playing the world’s game,” said Munroe.