Like most Canadians, I closely watched our women’s national soccer team play in last year’s Olympics. I fell in love with the team and although they were miles away, I swear my heart hurt as much theirs did when they lost to the United States in that semi final heart breaker.
I truly believe those ladies gained a whole nation of soccer fans young and old.
Soccer may not be our national sport, but in 2012, 850,000 Canadians registered to play soccer compared to 572,000 for hockey.
After the great Olympic run we had, I’m sure that number will only grow.
One thing is for sure, it’s more affordable to play soccer compared to hockey, and parents get to sit outside during summer months rather then stand in a freezing cold rink.
So it’s no surprise soccer is so popular. You can suit up a child head to toe well under $100.
Soccer equipment has changed dramatically in recent years. Gone are black soccer shoes. They’ve been replaced by shoes in a rainbow of bright colours, reflecting what today’s players demand.
The flashier the better! And setting up the soccer section up in our store is one of my favourite times of the year because of the colourful selection of shoes, shin pads, shorts, socks and balls. Soccer is one sport where matching your equipment with your uniform is a fashion “faux pas”!
At Play It Again Sports you can find NEW soccer shoes from Under Armour and Nike starting at only $29.99! You’ll also find Adidas and Umbro shoes included in our huge selection of over 40 styles of new shoes and plenty of second hand shoes starting at only $5.00. All you need to do is bring in your child or come in yourself and let us size you up properly.
As always here at Play It Again Sports you can bring in your gently used sports equipment to use on a trade towards your purchase!
Play it Again Sports it truly Cornwall’s one-stop soccer shop with knowledgeable staff and the best selection of gear in the area!