Local teams medal in annual home tournament
It was a successful way to cap off the Airdrie and District Soccer Association’s (ADSA) second annual Blizzard Buster tournament with five Airdrie teams capturing medals at their home tournament.
“It was good,” said ADSA president Annette Cameron. “Everything went well.”
Airdrie drew two medals from the U14 girls pool with the Airdrie FC winning silver in the Tier 2/3 division and the Airdrie FC Aztecs taking gold in the Tier 3/4 pool. The U14 boys also captured gold, as did the U18 boys.
The Airdrie U16 boys teams medalled, with the Airdrie FC winning second and the FC Aztec following right behind in third place. The U16 girls team placed fourth in its division.
Cameron said the five medals were an excellent showing for the club in the second year its hosted the local tournament and she said she saw each team make great strides in its compete level.
“We saw a lot of improvement in the level of competition with our teams. We had a lot of very close games and a lot of gold-medal games were decided in shootouts. Our level of competition has come up. Some teams were challenged, but they knew they were going to be and they took that in stride.
“We also want to send a big thank you to Trent Beday, who’s a local Dairy Queen owner and sponsored the tournament, and we greatly appreciate that.”
In March, 43 ADSA athletes will be travelling to Spain for a training trip.
Four Airdrie teams will also head out across Alberta for indoor provincials and the season will officially end in March with a month-end tournament that will include the local Timbits (U6 and U8) teams up to adult co-ed teams.
The tournament will be held March 21 to 24. See future Airdrie City View editions for details as they become available.