Plainfield Soccer Club says, ‘Let the games begin!’

By John Ferguson - PSC Vice President
Plainfield - posted Tue., Apr. 19, 2011
Chris Flores, of the Plainfield Soccer Club, was lining the fields last Saturday. Photo contributed. - Contributed Photo

Last Saturday was one of the most beautiful of the early spring days to date. While many spent the day going for hikes, going out at the park, or just enjoying time with the family, the Plainfield Soccer Club board members were out at the Shepard Hill School preparing for the new 2011 spring season.

Just like every other year, prior to the season’s games, the fields must be measured, marked and painted. The goals must be assembled and the nets hung and moved into place.

This year, however, the board was not alone in performing this task. This year, board members were joined in this time-consuming task by almost 20 volunteer parents.

The extra help was much appreciated and made the day’s work run smoothly and efficiently. To top things off, breakfast sandwiches were provided to the entire group courtesy of Matt Johnson of Matthew’s Catering.

The Plainfield Soccer Club wishes to thank all of the volunteers who gave up their time to help in this time-consuming, but worthwhile effort.

With the record numbers of players who have registered for the season and the success of the U-18 trial season in 2010, we hope to have another great year for Plainfield Soccer.

With several first-time coaches and several fresh ideas, we will continue to keep the focus on the kids and allow them to grow the sport and provide them with an outlet to compete with the surrounding towns of Canterbury, Brooklyn and Killingly.

We have several ideas and important dates coming up, including our inaugural golf tournament, to be held at the Connecticut National Country Club on Aug. 13.

The league is getting more and more support, and this allows us to use our energy where it can be best used –  on our kids.

I encourage anyone to check us out, starting on April 30. Games will be held every Saturday at Shepard Hill School or Plainfield Memorial School.

For more information, please visit us at or check us out on our new Facebook page.

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