I want to share with all of you the latest success story from one of our GOALKING members. Yesterday, Caitlyn Ledgerwood (KC) signed her contract with the University of Alberta Pandas women’s team starting in Fall 2019. The amazing part is that she has just started Grade 12, and the Pandas have had her sign a year in advance to secure her with a full scholarship at the U of A for the duration of her 4-year degree, a full year before she finishes high school. KC has attended multiple GOALKING programs for more than 3 years now, in addition to her weekly training time with me through SW STING and ST. ALBERT IMPACT. Before KC joins the U of A Pandas in 2019, KC was selected to be part of this Winter season of the 2018-19 Alberta North Regional EXCEL Centre (REX) program, which is a feeding program for women soccer players to potentially play for the women’s Canada team; this is a very prestigious program of the Canadian Soccer Association and the Alberta Soccer Association to which only 26 women players from Northern Alberta are selected.
We are very proud and pleased to see the level to which our youth players can get with hard and consistent work. Everybody can have access to National, Provincial, and City soccer programs, but it is up to you to work hard to merit these opportunities.
Congratulations to everybody who contributed to KC’s achievements, and congratulations to all the GOALKING family for another success story from one of our hard-working members.
Coach Armando Sanchez