The 36th Annual Labrador Soccer Cup is underway in Happy Valley-Goose Bay with twenty six teams from all over Labrador competing in the Hickey’s Men’s Division, the Woodward’s Ladies Division and the PAL Airlines Masters Division.
Hundreds of spectators will fill the Broomfield Memorial Arena for the next five days to enjoy the fast paced game of Indoor Soccer on the new turf surface. Officials Mike Howlett, Mike Edmunds and Gary Martin are set to go for the sixty five games. A total of 312 players are expected to participate, many from Labrador and the island, and many others who grew up with the game and come back each year to play.
The tournament is a major fundraiser for the Happy Valley-Goose Bay All-Star Minor Soccer teams traveling to the Island in August with players on ten age group teams needing to raise $800 each to travel.
Association President Trevor Paine stated that the Labrador Cup is an event that many people look forward to each year…teams train and prepare…spectators schedule their holidays around the dates…..the arena is blocked to capacity for five days.