I’m hesitant to put this out there in any other form than “somewhat speculative” because there hasn’t been official word from the CSA but…
This much is certain. A national beach soccer team has been announced that will be participate in the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship in Puerto Vallarta. This would be great, even if four of the twelve listed players don’t even seem to have a club, any club, that they are currently playing with (when you factor in that “Cowichan FC” and “Cosmos of Granby” are listed as clubs for two of the players, you do have to ask what the four without clubs are currently doing to stay game sharp).
Asides aside, once again this would be great if I’m not also hearing that the U15 girls national team camp that was scheduled for this December in Florida has been scrapped due to a lack of funds. The U15 camps (one was already held this past summer) lead to a U16 team in 2011 that will try to qualify for the U17 World Cup to be played in 2012.
Personally, if the U15 camp is indeed cancelled due to financial issues, I struggle to see how the Beach Soccer team expenditures can be justified.
Congratulations though to UBC standout Gagandeep Dosanjh for his selection to the Beach Soccer team.