Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp was back from Monday July 13 through Thursday July 16 at the Virden Collegiate Institute soccer field and gym. This year there is two new coaches to the Virden area. Chantelle Thomas and Kyle Reid are both from across the pond, Ireland to be precise and this is their first time coaching at the Challenger.
Thomas is originally from Cork, Ireland, she played soccer with the Midleton Magpies until she was 13 then she played for her school for 6 years. She played in college as well, but got knocked out early in the season. Thomas holds medals in the East Cork League and in County.
Reid is from Belfast, Ireland and has been coaching for the past 2 years. He has played at a high level of soccer all his life since he was seven. He’s played for many Irish league teams like Cliftonville, Glentoran, Linfield and Donegal Celtic.