Outdoor 2023 Celtic Parent Information
Kalli Cowles, has signed a professional contract to play soccer in the premier division in Australia!
Congratulations Kalli! Team Canada won silver. PAYSA is also proud!
On Friday, October 21st I’ll be flying out to Colombia to represent Team Canada on the National stage. I can’t help but think back to where it all started; Prince Albert Celtic Soccer.
I started playing Celtics when I was 8 years old and have been playing the game every year since. When I think of youth soccer, a core group of 1998 players come to mind that no other city in the province wanted to play. We were physical, gritty, and had that never give up mindset. Most importantly, we were taught that our team is our family, and we protect our family at all costs. This is one of the many reasons why I make an effort to come back home to play soccer with my dad in Men’s League. Even though he doesn’t need my help and has taught me everything I know about soccer, I always want to be there to back him up ;). PA soccer made me into the unique player I am today and I couldn’t be more grateful.
After high school, I went on to play 5 years of with the University of Saskatchewan Women’s Soccer Team. After my 3rd year, myself and a few teammates moved to Regina for the summer to play Semi-Pro in the UWS league throughout the United States. In fall of 2021 I finished my 5th season as a Huskie, ending University with a Degree in Sociology, and Minoring in Psychology. Summer 2022 came around and I decided I wasn’t finished playing competitively yet, so I reached out to teams in League 1 Ontario and decided to play for Oakville Blue Devils. Fast forward to today, I’m playing on the Canadian National Futsal Team and going to represent my country at the AMF World Cup. What a ride it’s been!
The above achievements are what people see on paper, but I think the more important things to take away cannot be written. It’s the lifelong relationships that I’ve built, the mistakes I’ve learnt from, the challenges I’ve pushed through, and the personal growth I’ve had from pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. The moments in between the thrilling wins or devastating losses are often forgotten about, but I’ve learnt they are some of the most important moments. It’s how you react to adversity that will ultimately determine your future.
To the players,
Enjoy exactly where you are right now. Being a part of a team sport is something that will undoubtedly help you in many areas of your life. Be the hardest worker in the room and don’t forget to smile while you’re at it. In order for you to excel, you have to enjoy what you’re doing. Don’t get me wrong, there will be moments where you question things, but push through those moments if you truly love the game. It’s a test that will make you stronger and even happier you decided to keep moving forward. Myself and multiple other people from Prince Albert have been exactly where you are and we want you to know it’s very possible to play soccer at the next level. If you’re reading this and have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I wish I had someone to ask questions to when I was younger.
Once a Celtic, always a Celtic.
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