|Exploits U12 Wildcats|
|City/Town:||Grand Falls-Windsor, NL|
|League:||Exploits Soccer Association|
The Exploits 2012 U12 Wildcats were a small but very committed group of soccer players. The 2012 players were based out of Grand Falls-Windsor in Central Newfoundland. Soccer is very much a growing sport in the region and the association is dedicated to development of an excellent soccer program for the area. In order to have enough kids to make a team the boys and girls have to play on the same teams.
Our 2012 U12 team was always up for a game or practice. Most of the players practiced 5 days a week and had an excellent attitude towards the game and their coaches. They showed up to play and to have fun. They had a team "pose"as you can see from some of our pictures. They tried to show their thoughts and pondering of their play...like I mentioned they liked to have fun. The boys and girls were friends on and off the field.
This year will mark a season of change for the team as some of the players move up to U14. One of the U12 star players from last year is included in the players moving up to U14 or at least he should be moving up to U14. Unfortunately this year the U12's player Luke Fifield will be watching his brother play soccer from the sidelines in between his hospital visits. Luke was diagnosed with luekemia in March of 2013. Luke is an all-around athlete and a true fighter. The entire community and all his sports teams have rallied around Luke and his family to help in his fight. We are hoping Luke will be joining us back on the field very soon.
Our association is donating $1.00 from every registration received this season and donating it Ronald MacDonald House to help Luke and others who are facing similar challenges in life.
Although our season is short and has yet to actually begin, we know all the players from the 2012 Exploits U12 Wildcats will be returning to soccer this season. The sport is gaining in popularity and with committed teams like this group we know the sport will become one of the most popular!