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Grand Bahama under-13 girls team to travel to Florida for soccer games
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Friday, 20 April 2012 11:38

The U 13 Grand Bahama girls' soccer team which is traveling this Saturday to Florida to play teams in the AYSO with their coaches (left to right) Donnie Knowles, Eon Austin, and Mary Woodside-Knowles.FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Under 13 Grand Bahama Predators United team will be traveling this Saturday, April 21st to Florida to play three teams in the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). The first game will be played in Boynton Beach at 1pm. The two other games will be played on Sunday at 10:30am and 1:30 pm in Vista Park in Weston.

This team is a family affair as Alina and Alexzandra Austin are sisters and their father Eon Austin is one of the coaches traveling with the team. There are also three sisters who play on this team. Gabrielle Simms is eight years old and is the youngest player on the team. Her two sisters play on the team as well - Abigail who is 11 and Hanna Joy who is 12 years old.

The girls have been training three times a week for the past several months. Coach Brad Bethel and his under ten boys have played games with the girls' team on Wednesdays in preparation for the upcoming trip and the games have been very competitive. As Nicholas Wallace Whitfield, brother of Sasha Wallace Whitfield,  who plays sweeper on the girls' team stated, "We are even - both teams have won 4 1/2 games." He further explained that the half game means a tied game.

The team are looking forward to traveling and playing soccer in Florida. For the coaches, it will be a measuring stick to see where we are in terms of development and ability.

Photo: The U 13 Grand Bahama girls' soccer team which is traveling this Saturday to Florida to play teams in the AYSO with their coaches (left to right) Donnie Knowles, Eon Austin, and Mary Woodside-Knowles.


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