Soccer in the most widely played sport in the world, and is a good form or exercise, recreation, and socializing.
Soccer is played on a large grass field, with goal posts at each end. Using feet to kick the ball (and the occasional head-butt), the object is to get the ball past the opposing goalkeeper into the net. Players, other than the goalkeeper, may not use their hands to touch the ball.
Soccer only requires basic athletic shorts, shirt and shoes. If you are in a soccer league, you will receive uniforms. Specialty soccer shoes have rubber cleats for traction on grassy fields. To practice on our own or play with friends, you can buy your own soccer ball.
Vancouver is clearly the soccer capital of Canada. With 40,000 kids playing in the lower mainland alone, Vancouver boasts soccer for age groups from under eleven to under nineteen. Depending on where you live, there are soccer leagues run by the various districts. From Fraser Valley to Burnaby and from Richmond to the North Shore, soccer is played right across the city. Please contact the British Columbia Soccer Association at
(604) 299-6401 and they will direct you to the district nearest you.
THrer are a number of soccer pitches around Mission. Mission Sports Park (Israel Ave. west of Mission) is the centre for soccer. Leisure Centre (826-9595 (at Taulbut and 7th Ave) has a soccer field,