Since its inception in the spring semester of 2012, SLCC’s International Indoor Soccer Club has reached 100 members, yet they are still eager to welcome anyone else who wants to join in the SLCC community.
“This club is for everybody who wants to be involved. We are having a lot of success with this group,” says Carlos Moreno, club president and founder.
The club has shifted into not only an indoor team but an outdoor team as well.
Their outdoor team consists of many students from around the world. Their goalkeeper is from Germany, and many of their other players are from countries such as Somalia, Venezuela and Columbia.
They have won four games and tied one game with African United, which is currently Utah’s top team.
Now that winter weather has come to Utah, the club has been forced indoors to continue their success, but the logistics of that transition have proved to be a challenge
“We don’t have support for playing in the gym,” says Moreno.
Unlike other SLCC club sports such as Baseball, Handball and Rugby, the International Indoor Soccer Club has been denied the opportunity to practice in the Taylorsville Redwood Campus LAC building gym.
This has made it difficult because they have been forced to pay rental fees at other non-SLCC buildings.
The International Indoor Soccer Club welcomes players who have a strong passion for soccer, or those who didn’t make the SLCC Soccer Team. Unlike the SLCC team, the indoor club doesn’t have a membership cap.
They have physical trainings every Tuesday, and on Thursdays they strategize on the field. Every Saturday is game day at 5:00 p.m. but now that it is going to be pushed back because of the winter season.
For more information, drop by a club meeting, which is every Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Multicultural Initiatives office in the Student Center, or contact Moreno at Moreno.firstname.lastname@example.org.