A.To promote, encourage, and improve the standard of soccer at all levels within the community.
B.To provide a forum for discussion of issues relevant to the needs of the game, its participants and fans.
C.To promote public and community awareness of soccer through the dissemination of information and coordinated activities between all soccer organizations.
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Soccer Club President
St. Johns Soccer Club
PO Box 97
St. Johns, MI 48879
St. Johns Soccer Club - New Soccer Complex for Fall 2015 Season
SJSC NEW SOCCER FIELD COMPLEX - Townsend Road Field Mapping View
Hello Current, Past and Future Members of the St. Johns Soccer Club,
We are excited to announce that the St. Johns Soccer Club has started development on a new location for 5 soccer fields in preparation for the fall 2015 season.
CURRENT STATUS –
As some of you may or may not know, our current location between the St. Johns Middle School and the St. Johns High School has been lost to the bond project as part of the St. Johns Public School development of new competition ball fields, one baseball and one softball.
We are currently utilizing available space from the school which allows us to continue the spring 2015 soccer league games and team practices as a temporary fix, but these locations will also become inaccessible to the Club after June 2015.
As youth soccer continues its steady growth in our area and around the world, we want to extend and continue the impact we have had within the community since the Club began back in 1995.
These events have now led us to the current focus of creating new fields to be playable for the fall 2015 season and beyond. Through a gracious partnership with St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Club has secured a lease agreement for land that is located at 600 East Townsend Road, which is the SE corner of County Farm and Townsend Roads east to Glastonbury Drive.
THE PROJECT PLAN –
This location will support up to 5 new fields along with some parking areas, with overflow parking allowed off County Farm Road and Glastonbury Drive. Our plan is to develop two 11v11 fields, two 8v8/9v9 fields, one 6v6/7v7 field and three parking areas.
The land was previously graded to a one percent rough grade, giving us a jump start on development of the area into a soccer complex. However, our timeline to have playable fields by September 1st, 2015 is aggressive, but achievable with a concerted effort by the Club, members of our community and donations of labor, equipment and materials by those willing to help us achieve our goal.
ACTION ITEMS AND CURRENT NEEDS –
As part of this announcement, we are seeking volunteers of labor to help with the aggressive project timeline and/or those willing to work in an effort to raise funds, materials or equipment to cover the project requirements of grass seed, fertilizer, irrigation equipment, fencing and parking area establishments.
Work has recently begun on seedbed preparations by spraying the area to remove the current vegetative material and rough tilling the ground prior to power raking to remove rocks and debris. If anyone with equipment capable of tilling large areas (small farm or compact tractors) would like to donate operating time and equipment hours, the Club would cover fuel expenses of such equipment. Our goal is to have the area tilled, power raked, leveled, and seeded by no later than May 29th, 2015.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED –
If you’re interested in volunteering, donating or have other areas of expertise to help the Club see this project through to completion, please use one of the contacts listed below.
St. Johns Soccer Club - President 989-666-1610
St. Johns Soccer Club - Treasurer 517-930-2664
A larger image of the new complex can be found under the document page.