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British invade Langley soccer fields

On the heels of the London Olympic Games, the British Soccer Camp has landed on South Whidbey. As a part of the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District programming, the soccer camp draws about 100 players who take the fields at the Sports Complex this week. The Challenger program flies British coaches across the United States to work with young soccer players from 4 to 18 years old.

It’s more than field games, though. Players learn about different cultures during Camp Word Cup each day, when players make up cheers, bring flags and learn about the country they represent.

For a look at what the campers and coaches do, visit the Sports Complex between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Langley Road.

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