By Mark Squibb | Vol. 32 No. 7 (May 1 2019)
Summer is just around the bend, and the members of the CBS Soccer Association couldn’t be more excited.
The association will hire on about 30 students again this summer to help coach and assist with the association’s many soccer teams.
“I never thought I’d have a job I liked,” said Rebecca Rideout, 20, who has worked with the association for the past five years.
“There’s a lot of challenges you have to face,” said Bethany Hynes, 17, who has worked with the association for the past three years.
But they say they’re up for the challenge.
“I honestly don’t mind getting up and going,” said Hynes, noting that the work involves some early mornings.
The two workers emceed a recent visit from Avalon MP Ken McDonald.
McDonald officially launched the hiring phase of the Canada summer Jobs program while visiting the soccer hut Friday, April 26.
The Canada Summer Jobs program helps groups such as the CBS Soccer Association by providing wage subsidiaries to help hire youths aged 15-30.
“There are people applying for work this year that I have coached,” said Rideout. “It does make me feel very old, but it’s a nice feeling.”