Delta Coastal Sting: My Site News

Friday, April 8
Sting Robbed on North Shore

The 2016 Coastal A Cup draw gods were not kind to the Sting as after winning their preliminary match they had to face League Champion North Shore 98 on the road. With North Shore losing only once all season the Sting took some solace from the fact that they have been only one of two teams who have scored more than two goals in a game against them all year, in their most recent clash a 3 - 2 loss back in January. The Sting put in a very good week of training leading up to the contest and had a strong game plan to try and limit their older opposition. The first half of the match saw the Sting be very patient in their play and their defensive core of Sami, Rav, Syd, Taylor, Kass, Meg, Georgia, Brit and Mac play a very compact formation which kept the North Shore team to long range efforts which Freyja was on top of all game long. In fact it was thirty minutes in before Freyja was tested with any substance off a bit of a scramble in the box but the high shot saw her collect with ease. The Sting had a few forays in the oppositions half and nearly caught them napping as Rav's free kick over the top of the defenders saw Brit get a hold of the ball but the resulting shot from the edge of the box was right at the keeper. Just before the break Haley whipped a dangerous looking cross in from a corner kick that just skimmed over Georgia's head and out. Score at the half North Shore 0 - Sting 0.

The Sting knew the deeper they could get the game with a tie or better the more pressure would be on the favoured home team. Some great passing and build up play saw Meg slip a nice channel pass onto the wing for Ally to run onto. Ally was able to beat her mark and whip a dangerous cross into the six yard box where Georgia was always the favourite to get her body on the ball and turn it into the net for the go ahead goal. The Sting showed a lot of maturity by keeping their shape in the back and a ton of communication to keep frustrating the home team. This frustration bubbled over twenty minutes from time when a clear offside had the North Shore coach screaming at the asssitant ref who had raised his flag. An embarassing display that forced the ref over to warn him. The Sting still had another good effort to get an insurance goal ten minutes from time as Ally, who had a wonderful game, again beat her mark but the eighteen yard effort was well saved. With three lousy minutes to go disaster struck as what appeared to be an offside goal was allowed and North Shore was able to notch the equalizer. As the full time whistle sounded the Sting were looking for an explanation on the call and were told that the North Shore player had come back from an offside position to play the ball and then scored. As this is the clear definition of offside the players and coaches were left scratching their heads and more than upset as to this dubious decision.

This forced the game into two fifteen minutes halves of Extra Time but the Sting were rattled by the earlier call and gave up two quick goals inside the first five miuntes of extra time. These Sting players however do not hang their heads and kept pushing back and just before the break they clawed a goal back as Ally was left alone out wide and her cross into the box eluded the keeper and went into the far side of the net. Score at the half of extra time North Shore 3 - Sting 2.

With five minutes gone in the second half of extra time the coaches had no choice but to push some more players up the field to try and secure the tying goal. A loss by one or two goals in this knockout game didnt matter but the change of formation left the back end light and North Shore were able to take advantage and notch two more goals before the final whistle sounded. Final score AET North Shore 98 5 - Sting 2.

The Sting deserved so much better in this match as they played the match to perfection and all eighteen players played a major part in executing the game plan. The only thing they could not control was the human error factor and this cost the team the win. The effort the girls expanded was huge and the score line was clearly not a reflection of the match, rather a 1 - 0 win should have been the result. This team though wont cry about it but will move forward as they prepare for the Slurpee Cup in Kamloops in May. Go Sting!!

Wednesday, March 16
Sting in Mayors Cup Tournament

With a successful 2015/16 MSL season behind them and a win in the first round of Coastal Cup, the Sting headed into the Mayors Cup to keep their good play of late going. The Sting had three matches over the weekend against the U-18 Kamloops Blaze, U-17 Port Moody Storm and U-18 UVI Riptide teams. With the Sting seeing a few players away for Spring Break and thru injury the team called up Vanessa, Ava and Mia to help with the team.

First up for the Sting was a familar team in the Kamloops Blaze. While this team was primarily made up of older players there were a few faces from the Bronze medal match at the Provincial Championships when these two clubs met last July. The game proved to be a very entertaining match with the Sting putting in a very solid effort. Georgia got things rolling for the Sting as she did well to shrug off a few challenges before teeing up the ball for Mac just inside the eighteen but the left footed effort fizzed by the far post. Some strong work by the Sting's central midfielders was paying off as Brit, Meg, Syd and Georgia were doing a great job of both attacking and defending. Brit scooped up the loose ball and spied Syd moving into space. A nice wall pass over to her saw Syd's twenty five yard effort clatter off the crossbar and out. Caitlin and Brit then got into a nice give and go with Brit slipping the ball thru for Caitlin to run onto but the resulting shot was at the keeper for the easy save. The Sting were keeping the pressure up and were awarded a corner and once again came close. Haley whipped a cross in from the keepers left side which squirted out to Kass at the top of the eighteen but her effort was cleared off the line and away. Mia, who had a great game filling in for Sami, put a brilliant deep ball over the top from her left back position for Ally to latch onto. Ally pulled the ball back after beating her mark but the shot was well gathered by the Blaze keeper. The Sting's last chance of the half came from some strong work from Meg as she battled past two Blaze players to find Vaneesa making a good run off the right wing but the resulting twelve yard shot was just wide of the near post. Score at the half Blaze 0 - Sting 0.

The second half was once again all Sting as Freyja had little to do in this contest. While the number of chances were fewer the quality was much better and the goals came from the results. Caitlin collected a loose ball outside the eighteen where she beat her mark and in attempting to cut back across a Blaze defender she was hauled down for a penalty kick. Lou strode up and confidently slammed the ball past the keeper to her left side for the go ahead goal. The goal really set Kamloops back and the Sting kept up the pressure with positive results. The Blaze defenders saw Chelsea put some big time pressure on them in their own eighteen where they coughed up the ball. Meg was able to collect the ball and find Haley out wide to the left of the box where she crossed over into the middle. While the keeper was able to get a fingertip on it Georgia was on the spot to out jump her check and head the ball in for the insurance goal. From there the Sting saw the game out with the fianl result being Kamloops Blaze 0 - Sting 2.

The Sting's second match of the day saw a depleted and tired team playing the Port Moody Storm. On paper the Sting may have been favoured to win but the Storm played a solid defensive match and the Sting were not their usual motivated selves. That said the Sting had the better chances but their finish really let them down. Caitlin had the first good chance as she used her pace to beat her mark and skipped past the keeper but the angle was tight on net and the shot found the side netting. In a lacklustre first half this was the only highlight as the half came to an end with the score Storm 0 - Sting 0.

The second half had a few more chances as Kass and Lou teamed up but Lou's twenty five yard effort saw the Storm keeper make a great diving save. A few minutes later and Lou went close again as this time she collected a loose ball at the top of the eighteen but did not get over top of it and lashed it over the crossbar. With about five minutes to go the Storm played a long ball and a rare miscue in the back saw the ball find the empty net. As this was their only chance on net in the match it hurt even more. The Sting though gave it one more effort as Syd pushed up the field and found Rav playing striker but once again the Storm keeper came up big with a great diving save. This was basically the last play of the match with the final whistle sounding and the result Port Moody Storm 1 - Sting 0.

The Sting came into Sundays match once again playing another familiar team as the UVI Riptide from Vancouver Island were the oppononents. Like the Kamloops team the Sting played UVI both in Coastals and Provincials last season and while the bulk of the team were older players there were a couple of familiar faces. This was an excellent match as both teams went back and forth with chances but it was the middle of the field where the bulk of the action took place. Hats off to the Sting on this day as several players were forced to play positions they typically do not see during the season and they responded in a brilliant way. The Sting were exploiting the use oftheir pace up top but the Riptide team did a great job of trying to stem the tide. Chelsea and Ava did a splendid job of working the ball up the pitch where Chelsea played Ava into the eighteen but the effort was rifled right at the keeper. The Riptide answered back with a fantastic dipping strike from the edge of the eighteen that left Freyja no chance. Ally and Ava teamed up just before the break but the resulting effort skipped wide of the post. Some very good soccer by both teams saw the half end Riptide 1 - Sting 0.

The second half played out much like the first but the Sting had the better chances on goal. Ten minutes in and the Sting tied things up as Georgia muscled her check off the ball and slipped a fifteen yard pass thru the defenders for Ava to run onto. A nice carry and right footed shot to the bottom left corner left the keeper no chance. At the other end Freyja did a great job of playing out of her net and being an outled for the defence to run the ball thru and this kept the speed of the Riptide team at bay. That said she was forced into an outstanding diving take as she showed great bravery taking the ball of the strikers foot. Haley then stepped up big time as she got phyisical and turned her mark inside out and lashed an eighteen yard effort but it found the top corner of the side netting. It was a game that the coaches would like to see play out but as it was a tournament the game drew with the score UVI Riptide 1 - Sting 1. A tie in this tournament meant automatic penalty kicks where the Sting lost out 3 - 2.

Overall a great couple of days of soccer by the players as they look forward to their next Coastal Cup match in early April against the League Champion North Shore 98 team. Until then the players will take a well deserved two weeks off for Spring Break before getting back to the training pitch in late March to prepare. Go Sting!!

Wednesday, March 9
Sting Begin Quest for Coastal Cup

After a fine MSL season, the Sting finished in the top of the table but were left with the uncertainty of not knowing if they would be playing early in the Coastal Cup or get a bye thru to the next round. As the draw gods saw fit their name was pulled from the hat as they were drawn against the Port Moody Dynamite in a preliminary match up. At this time of the season it is now a win and move forward or lose and your season is done so the Sting came into the match looking to extend their fine play of late. The first fiteen minutes of the contest was all Sting as they were relentless with the pressure they put on the Dynamite's back four. Their first good chance on net came off a brilliant wide cross from Brit over to Haley at the far post but the shot was whiffed on and rolled past the post. One of the Sting's keys to the game was to limit any set pieces but twenty minutes in they gave up a corner that was turnd into the net as the Dynamite squad went up in the match. The goal rattled the Sting as they tried to press the ball too much and turned possession over on numerous occasions as they looked for an equalizer. That said a goal was clearly in the making as the players were creating too many opportunities not to score. Syd chipped a ball up to Brit who did a great job of taking it off her chest, turning and shooting but the effort was wide of the net. Taylor then fed a fine thru pass for Ally to run onto. Ally beat her mark around the edge with her speed and the resulting shot looked destined for the far side of the net but it just grazed by the post and out. It wasnt all Sting though as another corner had the Sting in trouble but Freyja made a brilliant diving save to ther left to keep the Dynamite at bay. The Sting were not to be denied though and some good pressure in the eighteen saw them net the equalizer. Brit's first class cross from the right touchline found Georgia in the eighteen where she climbed over her mark to get a head on the ball to nod it back across the net. With the Dynamite keeper and defender trying to clear the ball away Caitlin used her strength to bundle the ball over the line for the goal. Score at the half Dynamite 1 - Sting 1.

The second half again saw the Sting carry the play but Port Moody had chances of their own. A few minutes in and Freyja was once again forced into a splendid diving save from open play. At the other end of the pitch Taylor's throw in picked out Brit at the edge of the box where her turn and shot just clipped the crossbar. The Sting were then awarded two quick corner kicks and on the second Lou's cross found Sami who got a head onto it but the effort was right at the keeper and well gathered. With all the sustained pressure by the Sting you could feel a goal coming but it was the opposition who almost netted, again off a set piece. A free kick from the edge of the eighteen saw the shot clear the Sting's wall and dip but once again Freyja came to the rescue with an outstanding fingertip save to tip the ball over the bar. The next goal, when it came, appeared from almost nowhere and it was an absolute stunner of a strike. Some more Sting pressure in the final third saw the ball once again cleared by the Dynamite defenders but only as far as Syd. With the ball being teed up for her Syd let fly with a thirty five yard screamer that dipped and caught the underside of the Dynamite crossbar, off the keeper and in for the go ahead goal with fifteen minutes to play. A few minues later Georgia found herself booked for getting in front of a free kick to give her team mates time to get into position, a good foul to take at that juncture of the match. The Sting locked down their own end of the pitch as the Dynamite team didnt come close after that. In fact it was the Sting who looked the more likely to get another as Ally's brilliant carry into the eighteen saw her shrug off two defenders before she turned and fired a curling effort that just missed the far side of the net. The final whistle sounded on a well deserved win with the final being Port Moody Dynamite 1 - Sting 2.

The Sting will now progress thru the Coastal Cup but will have an epic uphill climb as they have been drawn against the number one seeded team and League Champion North Shore 98 team. This match will be played the first weekend in April so the Sting will have time to prepare and part of this prep will start this weekend as the team heads into the Mayors Cup tournament. Go Sting!! 

Wednesday, March 9
Most Inspirational Player Award 2015/16

At the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Britney.

Britney was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. A well deserved recipient and was great to see the team come out to cheer her on.

Congratulations Brit!!

Tuesday, February 2
Sting Take Thriller in Vancouver

The Sting's last regular season match of the 2015/16 season was on the road for a rare Saturday night contest against Vancouver FC. The Sting wanted to finish off the League schedule on a high note but the Sting came into the match a little flat and the home team took the game to them. The Sting had to endure some sustained pressure for the first twenty minutes until they got their feet under them a bit. The Sting's first good chance on net came off of Rav's long free kick from centre as Ally was able to turn her check but the resulting effort found the side netting. A few minutes later and it was Vancouver on the board as a nice flick header sent their striker clear and a well placed chip shot left Freyja no chance. The Sting tried to answer back just before the break as Meg carried well but the twenty yard effort was always heading wide. A less than stellar first half came to an end with the score Vancouver 1 - Sting 0.

The Sting players had a good chat amongst themselves about what they needed to do to get back into the contest and the result was night and day. The second half had more energy and intensity as they took the game to the home team. Caitlin and Allie teamed up with some nice build up passing with Brit having the ball teed up for her but the effort from the edge of the box was at the keeper. The Sting's pressure was paying off though and they were rewarded for their hardwork with a nice goal. Sami, who once again had a standout game, played a ball over the top of the Vancouver defenders and Caitlin used her pace to get position on a breakaway, round the rushing keeper and slot the ball home. The Sting came close again as Rav's cross field free kick picked out Lou who was able to turn her check and release the shot from outside the box but the keeper made a good stop. There were to be more goals in this match as both teams were looking to get the go ahead goal but it was the Sting who answered the call off a set piece. Haley's curling corner kick saw the keeper misjudge the ball as it went over top of her and fell to Georgia who was on the spot to head the ball in. With all the momentum going the Sting's way a rare defensive mistake inside the Sting's eighteen saw the ball in the back of the net as again Freyja had no chance. With the game tied up the Sting had the better of the ball but both teams opened up the play to find the winner. Haley was sent thru on a break down the left touchline and she carried well, to get into a good shooting position and only a brilliant diving fingertip save saw the ball pushed out instead of going into the net. Vancouver came right back down the pitch and Freyja was forced into a fantastic foot save on the low hard shot. The final play of the game had the Sting with a corner and scored what was an amazing goal to win it. Lou's deep corner kick went far back post where Sami was on the spot to pick the ball out of the air on the volley and smash it into the back of the net for the winner. A match where the Sting recognized that they need to play the full ninety minutes but also a great character game that saw the players push till the end for the result. Final score Vancouver FC 2 - Sting 3.

The Sting finished fourth in their Pool and as one of the top two U-17 teams in both Pools. The Sting will finish off the month of February with some friendlies to keep sharp ahead of the Coastal Cup playdowns. The Coastal Cup schedule will be posted at the end of the month after the offical draw has taken place by MSL. Go Sting!!

Tuesday, September 8
Sting Take Third Place at SX Cup

The Sting's final match in the SX Cup was the Bronze match against the North Shore Renegades and when these two teams get together it is always an entertaining affair and this afternoon's contest was no exception. The match was a tale of two halves as the Sting controlled the first and the Renegades the second. There was some very good quality play on the pitch but again it was the two midfields battling for position and the Sting had the lead inside of fifteen minutes. Haley took the ball clean out of the air, just the other side of half and knocked it on to Caitlin who made a brilliant run across her check. Caitlin's speed took her away from the centre back and she calmly slotted the ball to the far left corner for the go ahead goal. The games intensity and physicality really picked up but the Sting did a very good job of marking out the Renegades striker and kept her to the outside of the pitch. Score at the half Renegades 0 - Sting 1.

The second half saw the Renegades control the play as the Sting kept their shape but about ten minutes in a nice thru ball saw the Renegade player knocked down for a penalty shot. On top of this Evalyn took a knee to the chest and was knocked out of the match so Alyssa had to replace her. Coming in cold off the bench to face a penalty shot isnt ideal and the Renegades were able to slot home to tie things up. A few minutes later and the Renegades came close again as the hard low shot from Alyssa's left side saw her make a splendid diving save to push the ball wide and Brit was on the spot to clear it away. With penalty kicks looming to break the tie the Sting had one last chance to take the match. Kylie won a loose ball and a first class thru ball split the defenders and Caitlin was sent in again. The Renegades keeper charged out and flattened Caitlin at the edge of the eighteen and earned herself an automatic red card to boot on the dangerous play. This left a fairly tight free kick which Rav was able to clear the wall with but it just fizzed over the crossbar as the final whistle sounded and the teams were off to the dreaded penalty kicks.

The Renegades won the toss and elected to shoot first. The first shooter missed over the bar, then Rav stepped up and slotted the ball home. The second shooter then saw her effort saved by Alyssa, Brit then slammed her effort low to the keepers right. The third shooter scored but Lou saw her effort saved and at this point the Sting were sitting one up. The fourth shooter scored for the Renegades and Taylor made no mistake with her effort either. The fifth shooter also scored for the Renegades and it then fell to Sami to socre to secure the match and she also made the Renegades pay with her crisp shot and the Sting had won the match. Final score Renegades 1 - Sting 1 with the Sting winning the match 4 - 3 on penalties. The Sting will now be refocusing their efforts on their first MSL match of the season next Sunday against SFC Pegasus in what is usually a high spirited affair. Go Sting!! 

Wednesday, June 10
Sting Star is Born

The Sting's very own Sami has found herself signing autographs after her recent appearance in Nike's latest commercial featuring the USA Women's National team. She is featured throughout the commercial including an appearance on the team bus.

At first the coaches didnt recognize her on the bus as she was so quiet as the Sami we are used to on bus trips is not portrayed as shown............. Well done kid you looked awesome!!

To watch the video click on the above headline.

Wednesday, July 29
Phil Cornes

Phil, my Dad, was a huge fan of the Sting and while living in Alberta meant he didnt get to see the matches he was always asking how the team was doing and how the players were making out. As with the parents being proud of the daughters on the pitch my Dad was also proud of myself and the other coaches and how we try to give the players the best experiences we can. He encouraged me to push the players but to also ensure they kept the love of the sport top of mind.

While we were at the USA Cup he would post messages of encouragement to the teams website and watched our webcast match. In fact we watched it again in the Spring when I went out to Alberta for a visit. He had a passion for the sport being signed by the Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in the 1940's and while he was playing for their reserve team he was called into service with the Royal Air Force. While his dream of professional football was over he still played on the RAF's first team as they travelled around the Mediterranean playing other countries and armed services. Clearly I missed out on his soccer DNA as a player as I remember trying to beat him in the backyard with a ball only to see him make a few moves and me chasing his coat tails.

Unfortunately on the eve of the Provincial A Cup he suddenly passed away and while I know he would have liked to hear about the girls exploits in person I also know he was cheering them on then and will be in the future. He was an awesome guy and will sorely be missed.


Monday, August 10
Sting Chillin at the Beach

The Sting opened up the new season by heading down to Jericho Beach for the Umbro Beach Blast Tournament. With a bunch of the players away on vacation the team entered just the one team and also added Nicole from the U-18 DCS team as the players were entered in the U-18 bracket of the tournament. The first day of action saw the Sting play in two round robin matches as the top four teams in the group moved into the medal rounds. First up for the Sting were the Chilliwack Attack. It took awhile for both teams to get going in the game as they adjusted to playing on sand but the Sting were able to come away with the 1-0 win. The second game of the day had them against Fusion's Premier League team, the Thorns and the Sting were in a bit over their heads as they tried to contain this top flight team and came out of the contest losing 2-0. Day #2 of the tournament meant the Sting needed a tie or better in their last round robin match to carry on in the event. Their opponents were the Wolfpack from Vancouver FC in what could only be described as blood on the beach. A very large physical team and an inexperienced ref left for a very chippy contest but after going down 1-0 the Sting roared back with two quick goals and saw the game out for the 2-1 victory. The win though had the Sting back up against the Thorns team from the previous day. After going down 2-0 by half time things were not looking rosy for the players and it was looking like they would be heading to the Bronze medal match. As usual though never count these players out as they kept fighting thru the game to get their first goal from newcomer Caitlin and this got the momentum going. The Sting were to add two more goals before the final whistle on a massive game for the players as they walked away with the 3-2 win. The final saw the Sting against the Rebels from North Coquitlam and there was no way the Sting were going to be denied. After Rav was denied playing in the semi final due to a wadrobe malfunction, she had something to prove as both Rav and Meg notched goals in the second half to secure the 2-0 win and the championship. A most amazing two days of soccer and while Sami, Mac, Taylor, Rav, Meg, Kylie, Nicole, Caitlin & Evalyn will be wearing the ice packs for a few days to heal up they put in one hell of an effort and a very deserved champions. Go Sting!!

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Wednesday, June 10
Sting Working Out

The Sting were asked to participate in the 2015 Pacific Coaching Conference at the Fortius Centre in Burnaby last Sunday. The players were showing off their skills to assorted coaches from across North America who had gathered for the event. On hand for this were also numerous University & College coaches so it was great to see all eyes on the players.

The first session was led by Ron Smith, former Technical Director for the Australian National team. Ron led a session on "creating Good Habits in Players" In the attached picture Ron is seen here showing the players some drill she wants them to perform ahead of the session.

The second session was led by Dick Bate, current FIFA Technical Director and former Technical Director for England's U-17 to U-20 National program. The session he put on was "Developing Possession" and he challenged the players in some good drills. To have a coach of his standing and knowledge run the sesions was a pretty special treat for the players and as he told the coaches on hand he was most impressed with the Sting.

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Friday, December 19
Sting Paying it Forward

Family and friends have long known that the Sting players are a pretty special group of kids. So when the players decided to use their Secret Santa money on others instead of themselves this just reinforced this thought.

On top of using their funds to sponsor a local family thru Delta Assist they also hit the streets on December 16 to sing Christmas carols in the neighbourhood to raise more funds and gather food for what has turned out to be an overflowing hamper for the family.

Being a part of the Sting isnt just about playing high level soccer but also about seeing these young ladies participating in random acts of kindness like this and being a part of the community.

Go Sting!!

Monday, July 16
Michelle Roots, SAQ Trainer

The Delta Coastal Sting want to welcome back Michelle Roots, BA Kin, CSCS, to the coaching staff. Michelle will be our Strength, Agility and Quickness (SAQ) coach for the upcoming season. Michelle's biography is on her company website, Core Conditioning and can be viewed thru the Links tab.

Michelle will be putting the team thru her conditioning program starting in mid August in preparation for the Sting's upcoming season as well as their Labour Day tournament in Pitt Meadows. Michelle will be running her weekly sessions with the team until Thanksgiving. 

Welcome back Michelle to the Sting family.

Wednesday, November 13
Sting in Opening Ceremonies

Prior to their own match on November 24, the Sting will be walking the Canadian National Womens team onto the pitch for their friendly against Mexico at BC Place. Will be a great opportunity for the players to see some of their heros and maybe play some inspired soccer of their own in their league match that night. Go Sting!!

John Herdman
Wednesday, December 19
Sting Take the International Stage

The Sting were asked to participate in the launch of the 2015 Womens World Cup logo at BC Place on Dec 14. Unfortunately not all the players could make this due to other commitments but the ones that did were part of a pretty special event. Not only was the event televised around the world but the players got to hang out with the Womens National team after the event as well as with coach John Herdman. All in all a pretty special moment for the players and one that wont be forgotten soon. Go Sting!!

FIFA 2015 Logo Launch

Thursday, March 12
Most Inspirational Player Award 2014/15

At the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Ravneet.

Rav was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. A well deserved recipient and was great to see the team come out to cheer her on.

Congratulations Rav!!

Tuesday, March 11
Most Inspirational Player Award 2013/14

Last night at the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Allie.

Allie is the teams first repeat winner of this award having been honoured by the players last season. Allie was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. A well deserved recipient and was great to see the team come out to cheer her on.

Congratulations Allie!!

Monday, March 4
Most Inspirational Player Award 2012/13
Last night at the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Allie. Allie was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. Congratulations Allie!!

Tuesday, March 13
Most Inspirational Player Award 2011/12
Last night at the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Hailey. Hailey was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. Congratulations Hailey!!

Tuesday, March 15
Most Inspirational Player Award 2010/11
Last night at the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Meghan. Meghan was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. Congratulations Meg!!

Tuesday, March 9
Most Inspirational Player Award 2009/10
Each year SurDel Soccer Club awards the Most Inspirational Player to a member of each soccer team in the U-11 to U-18 catagory. The award honours the player who inspires and encourages others on the team to do their best both on and off the field. This award is voted on by the players of each team only and as such is an important peer award. The winner this year is Brittany Costa and she will be collecting her award at the clubs Annual General Meeting on March 23 @ 7:00pm. We encourage all the Sting players and fans to come out for this event. Go Sting!!!

Sunday, July 14
USA Cup Day #1

Day #1 of the Sting's USA Cup experience was their travel day. Charter bus from Delta to Seattle, flight from Seattle to Minneapolis and charter bus to the hotel. With a 6:30am start the team and parents were glad to finally crash into their rooms. Flights and travel went well except for Sami's singing impersonation of Miley Cyrus, any chance of some early sleep was shot there.

The team is now settling in at the hotel and they have another team from Canada staying here as well. A U-13 girls team from Ottawa are here for their first experience of the USA Cup so they will be cheering each other on. Tomorrow has the team heading out to Mall of America for some team bonding ie shopping and then back to the hotel for a team dinner. Meanwhile the coaches will be getting all the tournament paperwork sorted out at the venue. They are calling for the temperatures to go over 100F with the humidity by mid week so the team will be in tough, particularly on Wednesday as they have a double header.

All in all everything went well as players and parents all got here in one piece with all their luggage. Players are having fun in the hotel and the parents are enjoying a few cold beverages. Stay tuned for tomorrow's update. Go Sting!!

Monday, July 15
USA Cup Day #2

Day #2 of the Sting's USA Cup trip had the team with some downtime to get used to their surroundings and how better to do that than a trip to the Mall of America. Shopping, team lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp and some time at the roller coaster and indoor amusement park added up to a pretty full day. It wasn't all play today though as the temperatures were pushing 100F so a pre dinner jog along the beautiful Mississippi River was needed to get the players used to the weather for tomorrow's opening game. It was a tough slog as the humidity and heat will be key factors this week and to top things off Riley rolled her ankle on the run. It doesn't look good for her to play tomorrow as it is fairly swollen but hopefully an extra day off will see her back in action.

A fantastic pool side dinner and team swim followed and just before curfew the players had their team meeting to review a pretty hectic schedule tomorrow as the games get underway. The Sting are taking on the host city of Blaine so curfew is in effect for the rest of the week as the Sting have early kickoffs all week. Curfew check saw most players already down for the evening but tomorrow's bed check will start off with Evalyn and Rav's room, you know why girls.....LOL.

All in all another good day but the team gets down to business tomorrow with their first game of the tournament. Go Sting!!

Monday, April 16
Sting Ironman Streaks Ends
A record for the Sting came to an end on Sunday at the Sting's Coastal Cup quarter final match. With Jamie off in Quebec with her school her 137 straight games played record ended for the Sting. This record dates back to the very first U-10 Development match the Sting played over four years ago. Hats off to Jamie for playing thru some sickness, bangs and bruises over the years.

Tuesday, July 24
Sting to be Recognized by Delta Mayor

The SurDel Sting, fresh off their Provincial championship victory, are to be honoured by Delta Mayor and Council at the July 30 council meeting at Delta City Hall. The players are to be recognized for their outstanding achievement in sports and bringing a championship back home. Go Sting!!

Saturday, May 18
USA Cup Links
On our links tab you will find some useful info for a variety of information for the Sting's upcoming trip to Minnesota. Go Sting!!

Saturday, July 10
USA Cup Kick TV

With the Sting starting to get ready for their trip to the USA Cup we always get the question what is this tournament all about?

It is an amazing life experience as the players will be at the largest soccer facility in the world, meet players from over twenty countries, be around 12,000 other soccer players at one venue, have a ton of fun and see some very competitive soccer. For those parents, family and fans that cant get down there to cheer on the Sting, Kick TV posts a daily video blog to the USA Cup website, yes the tournament is so big it even has its own television show. If you go to the Links tab on the left you can see some of the action and you may even see the Sting make an appearance. Go Sting!!!