BREMERTON, Wash. — The Kitsap Pumas announced a new ticketing initiative for local youth players today that will allow players free entry to any league home game this season. The initiative begins with the Pumas’ preseason match against Vancouver Victory on April 16 and Seattle Sounders 2 on April 23.
For every home game at Gordon Field, up to three youth players will receive free admission with a paying adult as long as the players wear their club’s colors. This can be in the form of a jersey, jacket, scarf or any other apparel. (Click here for full terms and conditions.)
“We’re always trying to support youth soccer in Kitsap County and unite everybody in our common goal of creating better soccer,” said Pumas head coach Cammy MacDonald, who also coaches with Kitsap Alliance FC. “We’d love for our stands to be packed with Kitsap youth players at home games, cheering on a group of professional role models on the field.”
Besides using the same Gordon Field that is also the home to Tracyton SC, the Pumas have endeavored to support local player development since the club’s creation in 2009. The club has hosted free coaching education clinics for Jefferson County SC, Storm King SC and Tracyton.
Historically, most members of the Pumas technical staff have also coached youth soccer. From the current staff, assistant coach Shaun Scobie joins head coach MacDonald at Kitsap Alliance, while goalkeeper coach Liviu Bird also coaches for Bainbridge Island FC. Performance analyst Keith Sargent previously won State Cup as a coach for WestSound FC (now Kitsap Alliance).
In addition, the Pumas’ second preseason match of 2016, on March 9 against Western Washington University, has been scheduled to support youth soccer. The Bainbridge High School junior varsity and varsity teams will host Kingston in the high school stadium prior to the Pumas game.
In conjunction with its new youth initiative, Kitsap also announced that single-game regular-season PDL tickets are now on sale. Adults pay $10, while juniors and military personnel pay half-price. Also available are senior tickets for $7.50, as well as single-match family packs for $25 that includes two adult and two junior tickets.
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