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Parents need to play a role in growing minor soccer in Stephenville, says co-president Susan Gallant

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Tammy Scott found out through social media that the Stephenville Minor Soccer Association needed parents to lend a helping hand to keep children engaged in the sport.

She was interested in getting her three-year-old daughter Caoilainn registered for soccer this summer so she figured she would make an effort to attend a meeting last week designed to get parents involved with the executive and helping out any way they can when it comes to delivering a program for 300 boys and girls.

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Parents need to play a role in growing minor soccer in Stephenville, says co-president Susan Gallant

She is now ready to jump into her new role as co-president of the association with Susan Gallant after being elected to serve on the executive at her first-ever soccer meeting.

She opted to give it a try once she realized nobody was going to take on the role and she didn’t want to think about what would happen to soccer if parents didn’t get involved in some way.

She is keen on working with Gallant to find her way with how things are ran and what’s involved with keeping boys and girls on the soccer pitch. Gallant is considering moving on after this year so she believes it will be great to have Gallant show her the ropes to help her feel comfortable in her new setting.

Scott and her husband Trenton believe they have some time to help out so they got involved, but she also understands that some parents just don’t have the time to do it and she is just fine with those in that situation.

She just believes things will go more smoother and the children will benefit more if the program is supported by a large number of parents instead of depending on a handful of people to keep up with the workload.

“If any parent can help it would be great because things don’t run itself and there’s no money to pay people to run these things,” Scott said.

Scott is happy to see a full executive in place and she’s excited about seeing the sport continue to grow with her daughter one of the people who will be happy to have the opportunity.

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