Clearwater Youth Soccer Association teams take part in annual Footy Festival

Names/level kicks the ball forward and towards the opposing net for his fellow Clearwater Rapids team during a game on Sunday. The rain fell, but it didn’t stop these excited kids from playing. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)Names/level kicks the ball forward and towards the opposing net for his fellow Clearwater Rapids team during a game on Sunday. The rain fell, but it didn’t stop these excited kids from playing. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
These Clearwater Rapids U8 Clearwater Eagles and Ospreys teams had a blast on Sunday afternoon. Pictured are: Layla Baskin, Shylo Ryde, Ronnie Mackenzie, Evan Baskin, Kenzie Heggie and Mason Nelson. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)These Clearwater Rapids U8 Clearwater Eagles and Ospreys teams had a blast on Sunday afternoon. Pictured are: Layla Baskin, Shylo Ryde, Ronnie Mackenzie, Evan Baskin, Kenzie Heggie and Mason Nelson. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
U8 player Malikaih Fontaine keeps the ball in play with some skillful footwork, moments before scoring a goal Sunday afternoon during Footy Fest. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)U8 player Malikaih Fontaine keeps the ball in play with some skillful footwork, moments before scoring a goal Sunday afternoon during Footy Fest. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
U16 Clearwater player Owen Sim shows on some skillful footwork during an exhibition game on Saturday against Barriere. Clearwater’s Cleo Coates and Kalan Priede were close behind for support. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)U16 Clearwater player Owen Sim shows on some skillful footwork during an exhibition game on Saturday against Barriere. Clearwater’s Cleo Coates and Kalan Priede were close behind for support. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
U10 Clearwater Bashers player Alida Clare squeaks passed U10 Clearwater Rafters players Chance Wynne, left, and Brady England during an afternoon game during Clearwater's footy festival. U8, U10 and U13 teams from Clearwater, Barriere and Lillooet took part in the two-day tournament, playing a number of games and taking part in skill drills. An exhibition game was held on Saturday (June 4) between the U16 Clearwater and Barriere teams. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Clearwater Rapids U16 player Lucas Taniguti winds up for a kick that sends the ball towards the goal for his teammates during an exhibition game versus Barriere Saturday, June 4. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)Clearwater Rapids U16 player Lucas Taniguti winds up for a kick that sends the ball towards the goal for his teammates during an exhibition game versus Barriere Saturday, June 4. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Kalan Priede uses his head to redirect the ball to his teammates. The U16 team played an exhibition game against Barriere on Saturday. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)Kalan Priede uses his head to redirect the ball to his teammates. The U16 team played an exhibition game against Barriere on Saturday. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Names/level kicks the ball forward and towards the opposing net for his fellow Clearwater Rapids team during a game on Sunday. The rain fell, but it didn’t stop these excited kids from playing. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

These Clearwater Rapids U8 Clearwater Eagles and Ospreys teams had a blast on Sunday afternoon. Pictured are: Layla Baskin, Shylo Ryde, Ronnie Mackenzie, Evan Baskin, Kenzie Heggie and Mason Nelson. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

U8 player Malikaih Fontaine keeps the ball in play with some skillful footwork, moments before scoring a goal Sunday afternoon during Footy Fest. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

U16 Clearwater player Owen Sim shows on some skillful footwork during an exhibition game on Saturday against Barriere. Clearwater’s Cleo Coates and Kalan Priede were close behind for support. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Clearwater Rapids U16 player Lucas Taniguti winds up for a kick that sends the ball towards the goal for his teammates during an exhibition game versus Barriere Saturday, June 4. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Kalan Priede uses his head to redirect the ball to his teammates. The U16 team played an exhibition game against Barriere on Saturday. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Stephanie Hagenaars

Clearwater Times

Teams from Clearwater, Barriere and Lillooet took part in the two-day tournament