'Caps participate in annual VPD Youth Soccer Camp

Sharing the love of “The Beautiful Game” with inner city kids

VPD

More than 300 kids, aged six to 17, participated in the annual VPD Youth Soccer Camp held at Strathcona Park last week and each had the experience of a lifetime.

The Vancouver Police Department and Vancouver Whitecaps FC partnered once again to deliver the annual event, which ran from July 8 to July 11.

The soccer camp featured dozens of games and drills to teach the kids basic shooting, passing, and dribbling skills in a safe and comfortable environment. The children were able to interact with police officers in their community, where they could gain relationships and new appreciation for those with which they normally are cautious.

To conclude the four-day event, there were special appearances by Whitecaps FC club ambassador Carl Valentine, Whitecaps FC mascot Spike, and Whitecaps FC defender Christian Dean. As a special surprise, the children were treated to a special appearance from the Air 1 helicopter that flew right on the soccer pitch.

            

Whitecaps FC is proud to partner with the Vancouver Police Department to bring the community together, help develop fundamental life skills, and inspire a passion for soccer amongst underprivileged youth through this annual event.