By Gordon Lambie
The Richmond Celtics soccer club marked the end of the soccer season for 2021 over the weekend with a hot-dog lunch, cotton candy, and live entertainment, celebrating a year that saw the club’s highest level of participation in recent history. According to organizing committee member Andrea Barrie, the group had 180 registrations this year for players ranging from four to 45 years of age.
“We were really happy,” said Barrie, who is a part of the eight-volunteer team that makes summer soccer possible each year.
The registration for the summer of 2021 was nearly double that of the previous summer, but even factoring for 2020 having been an unusual year, the organizer said that this year also had almost 50 more players than the summer of 2019.