Representing Canada

Jurgen Striegel's U14 soccer team was fortunate enough to represent Canada in their recent trip to Heilbronn, Germany

Jurgen Striegel’s U14 soccer team was fortunate enough to represent Canada in their recent trip to Heilbronn, Germany. The team played local soccer clubs around Heilbronn. In the games the boys played, they were able to hold their own. They tied two games and won one. When playing U15 teams they struggled but did not give up. It was great to see them play so hard even when faced with these odds.

On the touring side of things, the team was able to experience many of Germany’s sights. Some of the sights they saw included; the Black Forest, an Air Craft Museum, Castles and a re-enactment of a medieval dinner. The team even got to experience a European amusement park, which in the end I believe the adults enjoyed just as much as the kids. For many of us this was a “once in a life-time” experience that will be remembered for the rest of our lives.

We would like to thank Jurgen for all his time and energy that he put into this trip. Without his planning and hard work the opportunity for the team to play in another country would not have been possible. We would like to thank Sobeys for helping us with all the fundraising we did, through the gift cards. We also would like to thank all of the people in the community that supported us and our soccer parents.

Petra Downey