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Leathernecks prepare for soccer trials

2 Apr 2004 | Lance Cpl. Justin V. Eckersley Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

It’s time for women Marines to strap on their cleats and fine-tune their soccer skills.

Marine Corps Base Quantico will be hosting the 2004 All-Marine Women’s Soccer Trial Camp April 17-May 7, according to the event’s letter of instruction.

Marines that are picked by the camp will compete on the All-Marine Team in the Armed Forces championship May 8-16 at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

Marines who are selected from the All-Marine Team to compete on the Armed Forces Team will participate in the Conseil International du Sport Militaire Soccer Championship May 27-June 6 at Fort Eustis, Va.

Interested individuals should act soon, as Marines involved in the camp and the championships will need to have orders written for them so that they can receive billeting and messing while at the events, according to the LOI.

This is the third year that women’s soccer will be offered as an event by CISM, according to the organization’s website at Germany’s team took first place in last year’s championship, while the team from the United States placed third.

Marines interested in going to the All-Marine Women’s Soccer Trial Camp should contact their installation athletics director.