Netminder excited to be Nanaimo-bound

Castlegar athlete will represent Kootenays at BC Summer Games

Carson Pottle is eagerly awaiting his sporting trip to Vancouver Island

With seven years experience in the game of soccer, 12 year-old goalie Carson Pottle is no stranger to the rigors of competition. Being the last line of defence he’s also well-acquainted with pressure.

The Castlegar athlete will be guarding his net for the Zone 1– Kootenay squad when it takes to the pitch during the BC Summer Games, July 17-20 in Nanaimo.

Carson is a well-rounded athlete who likes to stay busy with basketball and hockey interest as well. He enjoys every challenge that comes his way.

In the past couple of weeks the versatile competitor has drawn inspiration from the World Cup which he’s been keeping up with on TV. He’s got two teams to support, host Brazil and Germany, both highly-rated groups.

Annual trips to Sand Point, Idaho are sporting highlights for Carson and his teammates – sizable tournaments held in September as soccer season wraps up. The upcoming trip to the Island is something he’s eager to be a part of.

“This is my first BC Summer Games,” he informed during a June 27 phone conversation, noting the trip has a lot of appeal. “It’s nice because there’s (Zone 1 roster, kind of like an all-star assortment) all strong players.”

Carson had one brief comment to to get in before saying goodbye: “I just want to say I’m excited to be going to the BC Summer Games.”

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