Ladies, this news is for you! A new soccer league for women only is getting up and running.
Through the Huntsville Soccer Club, the Women’s House League will hold a 10-week program starting May 22.
According to organizer Michael Hill, it will be a four-team league using the popular seven-versus-seven format, with 11 players per team.
Hill said the reason behind the initiative is that after girls complete their minor soccer career there isn’t another venue for them to play that doesn’t include men.
“What happens is when you’re a woman in soccer playing in Huntsville, as you grow up through minor soccer when you’re 18 you’re finished. From there, your only other avenue is to play with men in a coed league and that doesn’t suit everybody so what happens is people quit,” explained Hill.
Hill formed a women’s team in 2016.
“I am an advocate for equality and under the current structure and programs available, I see a void that needs to be filled,” Hill explained.
The league will play at Huntsville Conroy Park Turf Field on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. The registration fee is $125, which includes uniforms.
Regulation soccer shin pads and soccer shoes are mandatory.
The registration fee also includes optional Sunday coed drop-in games from 10 a.m. to noon throughout the summer months. The women’s league registration fees are reduced to $85, pending registration to any other Huntsville Soccer Club adult programs for the 2023 summer season.
The league is open to all women (18 and over or born in 2005 or later) in the region, not just those living in Huntsville. You can register at huntsvillesoccer.ca.
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