WCFC players promote good sportsmanship during recess at Worthington's Intermediate School

Passionate soccer can lead to silly squabbles.

Worthington Community Football Club players attend Worthington Intermediate School recess Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
Dominic Burns/The Globe

WORTHINGTON — After a few post-lunch soccer matches at the Intermediate School became too heated, players on the Worthington Community Football Club were invited to attend recess at the school and talk about good sportsmanship.

After the talk about treating others fairly, the members of the WCFC teams stuck around and kicked the ball around with a group of students.

Trees were used as goal posts. Sidewalks set the makeshift field boundaries. Smiles, high fives and good times were plentiful.

051723 N DG A7733.jpg
WCFC players Menkem Mehri and Dalen Gonzalez share high fives with students at the Worthington Intermediate School Wednesday
Dominic Burns/The Globe

WCFC will have its first home game of the season in the Premier Division of the United Premier Soccer League on Thursday. The Bulls will play Austin Villa FC at Trojan Field with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 with a student ID and free for fans five and under.


On Saturday, WCFC II will play its first home game and second game in the UPSL Division 1. Los Dos play Rochester FC and game start is at 4 p.m.
The Toros will play St. Paul Blackhawks at 7 p.m.

Dominic Burns is a reporter at the Globe who covers general news and sports.
What To Read Next
Get Local