North End Soccer Finale Ends Banner Season

6-8 Year Olds

On Saturday November 14th, the North End Athletic Association held the final session of the 10 Week Fall Soccer Program. This year over 140 children, boys and girls from ages 4 to 12 participated.

“We had a great program with the most children and the most coaches in our 4 year history of this wonderful Soccer Program,” stated NEAA Soccer Coordinator John Romano. With the help of League Director’s David Serpa, Jason Boucher and Juan Guali, the NEAA put together a more formalized 10 week program with specific group drills, individual drills and games against different teams each week.

4-5 Year Olds

One of the highlights was a clinic put on by Soren Balea, Head Coach of the Women’s Varsity Soccer Team at Bunker Hill Community College. The coaches and children learned a lot from Coach Balea and 6 of his players.

The amazing season ended this past Saturday with a medal ceremony at the end of each age group, the coaches gave each player a medal and then the players we honored as the National Anthem played on the field.

9-12 Year Olds

The program was a huge success and this was thanks to the volunteer service of all the coaches and league directors. A special thanks goes to Guarino Vilar who volunteered the entire season to help with set up, break-down and everything in-between.

Photos by Rebecca Griffin.