The British are coming!

Well, they are. We got this in today about the British Soccer Camps returning to our area this summer…

As the number of soccer players in the USA nears 20 million, the number one soccer company in the United States, Canada and Australia, Challenger Sports, will be hosting four of their nationwide programs of British Soccer training camps right here in the growing soccer community of Cumberland County.

The camps will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s British coaching staff flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger will hold over 2,000 British Soccer camps this summer and will coach over 100,000 players between the ages of 3 and 18 and over 20,000 parents and coaches.

Challengers’ British Soccer Camp is more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily tournament style plays, each child will also be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship.

The most popular part of each camp is the Camp World Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries. The campers are asked to make up cheers, bring flags, dress up and learn as much as they can about the country they represent.

Challenger Sports are offering British Soccer camp sessions at Fayetteville-Cumberland County Parks and Recreations sites for the following ages:

Ages 3-4, 9-10 a.m., $75
Ages 4-6, 10-noon, $95
Ages 6-16, 9-12 a.m. or 1-4 p.m., $115
Ages 8-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $165
Ages 9 –16, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., $107 (Advanced Player Session).

June 22-26 at Westover Recreation Center
July 13-17 at Lake Rim Park
July 20-24 at Stedman Recreation Center
Aug 10-14 at E. Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School

Teams are also welcome to attend and receive a week of focused instruction to prepare them for the fall season.

Each camper will receive a free camp T-shirt, soccer ball, giant soccer poster and an individual skills performance evaluation. In addition, any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British Soccer replica Jersey (value $39)

Space is limited – parents are encouraged to sign up on line in advance to avoid disappointment.

To sign up for the camp either visit or contact Ben Cook at 877-263-7909 or email


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