Brooks Skyers studies his passing options as Jean Tuyishime gives chase. James McCarthy/NNSL photo
While the younger players were out at the Fieldhouse looking to claim victory for real, the older kids had themselves a bit of fun between soccer games.
The Diversity NWT and Nunavut Yk Galaxy Spring Tournament featured a fun game between the parents as a amusing intermission before the finals began on Sunday. Team Black ended up on top by a score of 4-3 in what turned out to be a rather entertaining contest. In keeping with the spirit of the game, several of the players seized the opportunity to show off and keep everyone laughing.
Dillon Torindo, the event’s organizer, said he sent an e-mail to the parents shortly before the weekend to gauge interest and more than 40 people put their names in the hat.
Had he known that so many wanted to play, he added, he was considering, for a brief moment, putting together an adult division but it didn’t happen.
Here’s some of the action from the game.
Defny Torindo fires a shot on goal. James McCarthy/NNSL photo
Dillon Torindo leads the rush back up the floor. James McCarthy/NNSL photo
Graeme Clinton shields the ball from an attacking player. James McCarthy/NNSL photo
Goalkeeper Knox Makumbe looks to clear the ball from his area. James McCarthy/NNSL photo
Mustafa Sarikaya takes a break from his goalkeeping duties to go for a run as he gets by Shaun Doherty. James McCarthy/NNSL photo
YK Galaxy Soccer Academy is based in Yellowknife, NT, Canada and was established in 2018. YK Galaxy members are between the ages of 4 and 18. Additionally, the academy has a team in the Yellowknife Adult Soccer league. The academy provides both indoor and outdoor programs to players of all skill levels and abilities.