Stoke City Coaches Returning to Kamloops

-submitted by KYSA

KAMLOOPS, BC –– The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association has announced that three coaches from Stoke City FC of the English Premier Soccer League will be returning to Kamloops for the fifth consecutive year to instruct at the association’s High Performance Soccer School scheduled for August 8-11.

Coaches Mick Murphy and Wayne Allerton, who have taught at the camp all five years, will be joined by Callum Feeney, who replaced Warren Leat last year. Leat, a very popular coach during his previous visits, is now employed by the English Premier Soccer League and is presently coaching in China.

Murphy, who is also the head coach of the Moreton School Soccer Academy in Wolverhampton, will be in Kamloops with the Moreton boys once again in early July. This will be the third straight year that the Moreton Academy team will be visiting Kamloops to play exhibition games against local sides.

This year’s High Performance camps––which run in addition to several other week-long soccer schools for players at all levels from U5 to U14––are being offered from Tuesday through Friday this year rather than Monday to Friday, to avoid the BC Day holiday Monday. The boys camp, for goalkeepers and outfield players in the U10 to U17 age groups, will run from 9:00am to 11:30am. The girls camp for ‘keepers and outfield players will run from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

The registration fee is $170 per player. Registration for the 2017 camp is now open at

Each participant will receive a camp t-shirt and an opportunity to win daily prizes donated by the KYSA’s many sponsors.

Details on all of the KYSA soccer schools––running in the month of August––can be obtained by visiting their web site or by contacting the KYSA office at 250-376-2750.

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