International experience for Chilliwack soccer star

Vedder middle school student Cal Driscoll will participate in the 2014 San Marino Cup, an international tournament.

Chilliwack native Cal Driscoll will head overseas in early July to play in the San Marino Cup.

Driscoll is one of 15 players from the Vancouver-based Excel Soccer Academy that will make the trip.

Driscoll is a 13 year old Grade 7 student at Vedder middle school.

The Excel Soccer Academy, founded by former professional player Tony Pensato, has participated in the San Marino tournament since 2006, finishing second in the B pool last year.

Driscoll and his teammates will travel to the Republic of San Marino, a tiny micro-state located within the larger country of Italy.

Occupying 61 square kilometres on the Italian Peninsula, it is home to just over 30,000 people.

The 14th edition of the San Marino Cup is billed as the largest Italian youth soccer tournament for boys and girls, featuring 75 Teams and 2,000 participants from 18 Countries. The tourney will run July 6-12, coinciding with FIFA World Cup Brazil.

“When I got asked to join the team, the thing I was looking forward to most was competing against different countries,” Driscoll said. “What I’m still looking forward to is being in Italy during the FIFA World Cup.”

Get San Marino Cup info online at sanmarinocup.com/english/

Get Excel Soccer Academy info online at excelsoccer.net/

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