The 2015 Fort Wayne Sport Club Adult Recreational Soccer Season will ‘kick off’ this spring with Das Frühling Turnier (literally ‘the spring tournament’). The event will be held in Fort Wayne on Friday, May 1st at Fort Wayne Sport Club, located at 3102 Ardmore Ave. Play in the 6v6 tournament will begin at 6:30 p.m. in both ‘Open’ and ‘Competitive’ brackets.
The 6v6 tournament will use a small-sided pitch with smaller-sized goals. Six players are allowed on the pitch but, games will be played with no goalies. There will be no off sides nor slide tackling. The first rounds will be round-robin format with the winning teams moving on to the final rounds.
Entertainment and refreshments will continue in the Club House following the tournament. Several great draft beers are available at the Fort Wayne Sport Club bar including Köstritzer, HofBrau, Guinness, Kilkenny, Bud Light and Black Crown. Many fine bottled beers are also available at the full-service bar.
Please plan on attending to watch the Sport Club teams compete as well as enjoying some food and German beer. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.
The Fort Wayne Sport Club was founded in 1927 by an active group of soccer players who immigrated to the Fort Wayne area from Germany in the aftermath of World War I. Their immediate goal was ‘the promotion of football (soccer) and German culture’ in the Northeast Indiana area. Today, the Fort Wayne Sport Club is a hub of soccer activity, with programs for recreational and competitive soccer players from age 4-years to 30-and-over. “We are extremely proud of our long history and heritage of encouraging participation in soccer at all levels throughout the area,” stated Dan Kruse, President of Fort Wayne Sport Club. The Fort Wayne Sport Club is a member of Indiana Soccer, which is the state-wide representative of US Youth Soccer, US Adult Soccer and US Soccer. Since 1992, 61 people have been inducted into the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame. Seven of those 61 are Fort Wayne Sport Club members, the most from any club in the state.