The U11 Selects team that won two games in Cranbrook included (back L-R) coach Sam Heap

The U11 Selects team that won two games in Cranbrook included (back L-R) coach Sam Heap

Nelson U11 Selects show right attitude

Nelson Selects U11 girls squad came away with a pair of wins this past Saturday

Nelson Selects U11 girls squad came away with a pair of wins this past Saturday at the Get Your Boots On development jamboree in Cranbrook.

The girls produced stunning displays against Kootenay East Rovers and Kootenay South Thunder to be triumphant.

In the first game of the day Nelson defeated a very tall and tough Kootenay East team 3-1 with the scoreline flattering the hosts. Nelson kept the ball fantastically well, dominating possession and playing the large majority of the match in the Kootenay East final third.

The second game of the day saw the U11’s play their best football of the season against a Kootenay South Thunder team. Leading 1-0 at halftime, the girls turned up the heat in the second half and scored a further five to record an impressive 6-0 victory and win the group.

“The girls have been brilliant since the program began, the attitude each one of them shows towards improving, learning and taking those new skills on the pitch is highly commendable,” said SoccerQuest development coach Sam Heap. “You can actually see the girls taking all the information in and executing it on the pitch.

“Although winning does feel nice at this age, the results aren’t important. We are just trying to coach the girls into playing the game in the right way and each one of them is improving for their efforts. Each one of them has a very bright future should the great attitude they’ve shown remain in place.”

The Nelson Selects U12 girls program also sent two teams to Cranbrook. Both teams lost to Kootenay East and in the match against each other, Team White beat Team Blue 2-1.