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The Daybreak All-Stars vs the Prince George Youth Soccer Association

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Players from the PGYSA kicked off against the Daybreak All-Stars, featuring players from CBC, UNBC, the Prince George Public Library, and the Two Rivers Gallery.
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To celebrate the kick-off of the 2014 World Cup, we broadcast a live game of footy from the Prince George Youth Soccer Association Rotary fields.

It was a friendly game between a team selected by the Prince George Youth Soccer Association, and the Daybreak All-Stars (featuring members of UNBC, the Two Rivers Gallery, the Prince George Public Library and CBC Prince George). 

We also found stories from the community, including interviews with:

  • Gaetano Maura, originally from Italy and one of the founders of youth soccer in Prince George. He's attended five World Cups and one Euro Cup and describes his love of the tournaments as a disease. 
  • Steve Hood, PGYSA technical director and originally from Cardiff City, England. 
  • Zoe Nunes, Portugal fan and PGYSA coordinator. She also has a background bringing sports programs to remote and rural communities across northern B.C.
  • Mato Mikic, former semi-pro player from Croatia, longtime volunteer and player in Prince George
Thanks to everyone who came out to play and watch!

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Referee Gaetano Maura and a hat that's been around the world.

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An action shot, courtesy volunteer coach Richard Watt.

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The CBC flags flying proud at the PGYSA fields in Prince George.

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