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Mayor Menino Announces '06  Boston Neighborhood Soccer League

     Mayor Thomas M. Menino has announced that registration is now open for the sixth season of the Boston Neighborhood Soccer League (BNSL) sponsored by Comcast and presented by the Recreation Division of Boston Centers for Youth and Families in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. 

     The BNSL provides city youngsters ages 8 to 16 with the opportunity to play in organized citywide competition from July 10 to August 18.  Teams and individual players may apply.

     “Last year we had 500 young players join us for the BNSL season,”  Mayor Thomas M. Menino noted.  “Once again we invite kids to take part in an exciting citywide tournament that gives them a chance to meet teams from other neighborhoods in an atmosphere of friendly competition.”

     The 2006 BNSL site will be Millennium Park in West Roxbury.  Games will be held Monday through Thursday from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Divisions will include a co-ed under 10 division, girls and boys under 13 divisions, and boys and girls under 16 divisions. Space is limited to the first six teams to sign up in each division.

     “The BNSL program allows young people to compete in a citywide league while developing their soccer skills,” explained City of Boston Recreation Deputy Director David Burnes.  “We look forward to another exciting summer of fun and competition.”

     In addition, the Boston Neighborhood Soccer League is looking for  volunteer coaches and referees to work with the league this summer.  Interested parties will need to fill out a brief description of past coaching experience, a CORI request form, and a SORI request form.

     For a roster or more information on coaching or refereeing opportunities, please call the Boston Neighborhood Soccer League at (617) 635-4920, ext. 2226



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