Bronze medal victory could help attract more girls to soccer
It's a moment they will never forget, the players on Canada's women's soccer team are tweeting about how the reality is just starting to sink in after winning a bronze medal in a 1 -0 match against France Thursday morning.
Saskatchewan's Kaylyn Kyle tweeted "Best Moment of My Life! Dreams do come true!"
Her team's victory could help bring more young people to the sport in Canada. In an interview after the game coach John Herdman said "To the young kids out there. I hope you have seen, never give up, just never give up" the message was tweeted by Soccer Canada.
Back in Saskatoon 15-year-old soccer star Ashley Kambeitz, is proud of the Canadian women.
"Our team is getting better and a lot stronger than it was years ago and I think soon enough we might have more players out there," she said.
Kambeitz is already working towards her dreams spending five days a week at the Regional Training centre and playing games on weekends. She also competes with the top provincial teams.
She remembers meeting Kaylyn Kyle when the national team member visited the younger generation at the training centre.
"It was really cool hearing her talk and thinking about like, she actually grew up, like a couple blocks from where my house is," Kimbeitz explained.
Primarily the young goal-tender hopes her hard work will pay off with a University scholarship but she also hopes to reach the national level someday. She already understands some of the work it takes to get there.
"You just have to really like want it, you have to want to be there and keep trying and always put in the effort," she said.