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Northshore Select Club Team plays in Spain

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Northshore Nationals, a mixed team of Northshore Select Club players from the NSC 04 and NSC 03 teams play in the Donosti Cup an International soccer tournament in Donostía-San Sebastián, Spain. Team finished with 4 wins, 1 tie and 2 losses.  Played teams from all over Spain and a team from France.

Northshore Nationals, a team comprised of 12 and 13-year-old boys from the Northshore Select Club, traveled to Spain this summer to compete in an international soccer tournament called the Donosti Cup.  The tournament took place in San Sebastian, a town on Spain’s Basque coast, from July 1-9 and was comprised of nearly 600 teams from 26 countries and 5 continents. The Northshore Nationals team played in 7 games against 6 Spanish teams and 1 French team and finished the tournament with 4 wins, 1 tie, and 2 losses.  Seventeen boys were able to travel to compete in this tournament partly due to the generosity of our Platinum Sponsor, Michael’s Volkswagen & Subaru of Bellevue, our Bronze Sponsor, Bothell Orthodontics, and our other valued sponsors, Gibson Bookkeeping, Shape IT Fitness, and Woodinville Indoor Sports.  This experience would not have been possible without the planning and organization of European Soccer Solutions and Plumeria Breezes Travel Agency.

The players traveled through Spain with their coach, Jason Grubb, and a group of their fans and supporters (i.e., parents and siblings) before and after the tournament.  The group first stopped in Costa Brava, a coastal region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain, before having the boys attend a soccer training camp in Barcelona and visiting the famous Camp Nou stadium.  In addition, the team traveled to Alquezar, an ancient Moorish village in the Aragon region of Spain in the Huesca province.  Then, after the tournament in San Sebastian, the group made one last stop in Toledo, Spain.  This trip was a great opportunity for the boys to experience Spanish culture, team camaraderie, and the European passion for “Futbol”.  A huge thank you to our sponsors for helping to make this trip possible!

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soceerFront row L-R, Ben Higashi, Beck Meschke, Ryan Halstrom, Nate McKenzie, Spencer Monwai, Sean Vandervort, Ben Keil, Ben Dippie Back row L-R, Coach Jason Grubb, Jace Cortinas, Nikita Tyukato, Bryan Hokama, Calvin Kerns, Abraham Gonzales, Michael Gibson, Zach Anderson, Erik Aagaard, and Jake Wendover

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