Weyburn Minor Soccer cancels the 2020 season

The Board of Directors of the Weyburn Soccer Association is canceling the upcoming Spring 2020 soccer season. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, following the recommendations of the provincial health authority, as well as the National and Provincial Sport Authority, and the results from the association’s latest survey, they feel that this is the best decision to make for the club.

Weyburn Soccer will be giving a fullrefund and starting next week they will be e-transferring and refunding credit cards the owed amounts. If in three weeks anyone has not received their refund, they should email wsaregistrar@sasktel.net.

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The directors noted some families will be looking for competition and playing travelling soccer, and said in a statement, “We have also made another decision based off our survey that if we can return to play early summer, Weyburn Soccer will not sanction any WSA rep teams to travel. We may possibly have rep team training still but would depend on coaches and interest.”

Some families may be affected financially, and they will support those families by not giving them the unnecessary stress of having to worry about paying for their children to travel to play soccer.

In addition, the board of directors will re-evaluate the situation in the late fall to decide what their indoor program will look like.

“This is obviously not how we wanted this season to go. It breaks our heart to make this announcement but WSA would like to say that we will be here for you once things are safe and we can play again. Weyburn Soccer considers us to be very lucky to have the support we do from our soccer families,” said the board in a statement to the soccer families.

“Our Board of Directors all feel that our WSA members and the community of Weyburn will need our support once we get through this. That is why we will be introducing a free soccer program, ‘Soccer in the Park’, presented by Weyburn Soccer Association,” they added.

This program will be unstructured, but the association will provide supervisors for safety reasons. The idea is to bring soccer to all the different parks and green spaces throughout the city and let the kids play the game they love. In future years, the WSA would like to offer this after the spring season to let those who want to, continue to play throughout the summer months. The WSA will send more information out about this program once it is safe to play.