WINNIPEG – A soccer star, born and raised in Winnipeg, was inspiring young girls on the pitch Sunday.
Desiree Scott teamed up with KidSport Winnipeg to host her first camp with KidSport, a national charity administered by Sport Manitoba that supports kids who may not be able to afford organized sports.
“KidSport was helping keep me on the pitch when my mom couldn’t afford it as I was coming up,” said Scott. “They definitely keep me on the pitch and are a big part of my career.”
Scott gave the girls training at Seven Oaks Soccer-Plex and signed autographs with her bronze medal from the recent 2012 Olympics.
The Team Canada soccer player is hoping to motivate more young athletes to get involved in the sport no matter what barriers stand in their way.
“You learn a lot of life lessons coming from sport, some of my best friendships are from the soccer pitch,” said Scott. “Hopefully I can shed a little bit of light on that and be a role model for these girls.”