There’s a passionate group of young soccer players working hard to improve their skills with the Hanover Soccer Club. 

Jamie’s mom, Natalie Neufeld, says the U10 boys are dedicated to the sport. 

“I’m just very glad that we got the opportunity to join the Winnipeg league with our U-10 boys,” she says. “It started with performance soccer, and they were the ones that were picked out for having talent, is what one of the coaches said.”

Young male soccer players chase the ball.U10 soccer players give everything they have during a game on Saturday in Steinbach.

Hudson Wiebe’s mom, Jillian Oakley, says these kids love the game and they’re working hard to improve their skills. 

“There’s a lot of work, they practice three times a week,” she points out. “So, for an 8-year-old boy to have to give that commitment, it obviously shows how passionate he is about soccer. It’s really good to see.” 

While the boys were practicing on Saturday prior to a game, their passion was evident as they put out a lot of energy and were shouting encouraging words for each other. 

Parents and siblings on the sidelines of the soccer field.Families get ready to cheer on the U10 boys playing in Steinbach.

Manuela Tata-Deku was one of the parents cheering on the youngsters. 

“They have built a good friendship already with this group. They were thrown together so fast and only two months in, they know each other better than you could imagine.” 

Tata-Deku says her son lives for soccer and is always practicing, whether is at home on his own or with the team on the field. 

@steinbach_online Hanover Soccer Club’s U10 boys warming up before their game on Saturday. Their energy and enthusiasm is contagious! #soccer #hanover #kids #sports #manitoba ♬ 1901 - Phoenix