What's more fun than watching a group of 7-year-old girls, all from the Newport-Mesa area, play soccer?
Ask the parents and they will immediately reply, "nothing."
Such is the case this summer as a group of gifted locals are playing tournaments in the "club" under-8 division under the Slammers FC banner. Although Coach Kirk McIntosh is quick to point out that winning is a distant fourth to fun, technical development, and reading the game, he can't deny the success of the girls.
To date they have won both tournaments played having outscored the competition by a combined score of 41-0. The team has captured gold in the Kick for Cure Tournament in San Diego, winning the final over CSC Gold by a 6-0 score. The second gold medal came in the United Cup this past weekend with a 1-0 victory over United White in the final. En route to the final the Junior Slammers had an 8-0 win over LAFC Chelsea, and a 4-0 victory over United Black.