Club News and Events
Grafton Soccer Club will again be hosting an indoor soccer tournament for its rec teams as well as Area rec and academy teams. The dates will be March 21-23, 2014 at Grafton High School and Grafton Elementary School. Look for registration information in January.
The Ozaukee Soccer District will be offering an entry level referee clinic this winter, tentatively being planned for February 8 & 9, 2014. If you are interested in this clinic or if you have any refereeing questions, please contact Ron Lauters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recertification class will be offered on December 21. If interested, contact Ron Lauters at email@example.com.
The GSC board meets on the third Sunday of the month for ~1 hour. We met recently and have determined we are in need of a few more volunteers to join our board to lead these committees:
Building and Grounds: We are looking for 1 person to lead this committee and 3 people to assist. This committee coodinates overall field maintenance (lining of fields, contracts for port-a-potties, fertilizing, lawn cutting service, and garbage removal)
Fundraising: This committee member(s) contacts area businesses/corporations to solicit or maintain sponsorship opportunities with the GSC.
Now is the time to get involved. It is really important that we fill these positions, as we need the support of more volunteers to help us in these areas at this time. If you can help in these areas big or small, would like to get involved in another way, or have questions, please contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grafton Soccer Club board has decided to use the Craig Carlson memorial donations to help pay for the costs of developing two additional soccer fields at the Zaun soccer complex in Grafton. The club received almost $5,000 in memorial donations for Craig Carlson.
The new fields will be named Craig Carlson Fields and will include commemorative signage. These fields will be suitable for games at the U-12 ages and under, as well as for training for all ages. The fields were seeded earlier in September and should be ready for the spring 2014 season. The club will hold a dedication ceremony at a date to be announced next summer.
Craig played his youth soccer for the Grafton Soccer Club Rangers, was a four-year starter for the Grafton High School Black Hawks, and went on to be a four-year starter at Carroll University in Waukesha. After college, Craig began coaching Grafton Rangers youth select soccer teams. Craig passed away suddenly in July, 2012 at the age of 25 as a result of a pulmonary embolism.
Craig loved soccer, the Grafton Soccer Club, and the kids he coached. We hope to help keep his memory alive in the Grafton soccer community by naming the new fields after him.