This fall the first-ever NCS boys soccer team had a strong debut season, and players were praised for their sportsmanship and character.
The first-ever Nanaimo Christian School boys' soccer team took the field this fall and had a strong season. NCS athletics assistant John George and NCS parent Christiane Kamerman coached the team of 16 students from grades 8-12: two Grade 12s, six Grade 11’s, one Grade 10, one Grade 9 and six Grade 8’s. For the past 6 years the school's soccer program has been co-ed.
The team's first two games were with Duncan Christian school. After only three weeks of training the boys enjoyed an amazing series of games and the team's first-ever victory with a score of 5-4. They played a strong game and showcased a formidable resolve to do their very best.
The team went into the Island Championships tournament optimistic about making history and qualifying for provincials. They won their first game 6 – 1, lost the second game 5 – 1, and tied the third game 3 – 3, in the end going out on penalty kicks against Duncan Christian School.
The boys showcased a very high level of respect and discipline throughout the entire tournament -- so much so that the organizers of the tournament shared how pleased there were with the NCS team and the way the boys conducted themselves on and off the field. The officials of each game praised the NCS players for their sportsmanship and character in the face of all the challenges faced during the tournament. Each player represented NCS proudly.
"I'm very pleased with the performance of the team and very proud to have been a part of such a historic moment in NCS athletics history." -- Coach John George
A very special thank you to coach and NCS parent Christiane Kamerman and to all of the parents who supported the team, cheering and driving to the games. We are excited to see what the future brings for you all!