City could kick in cash for new soccer posts and netting

The city could kick in more than $20,000 to replace the goal posts and netting at a south-end Barrie soccer field.

At Monday night’s general committee meeting, councillors gave initial approval to cover half of the $45,000 project.

The Barrie Soccer would be on the hook for the rest.

The project includes the removal of the existing goal posts at Huronia North Park field on Huronia Drive, followed by the purchase of new nets and posts for installation.

The motion will be up for final approval at next Monday’s city council meeting.

The soccer club would be responsible for buying the new goals and netting, while the city would remove the old structures, then install the new goals and nets.

The updated nets and posts would then meet new Ontario Soccer Association standards.

There are nine soccer pitches at Huronia North Park and Barrie Soccer Club uses them four to five times a week, for a total of almost 63 hours.

The Barrie Soccer Club was formed in 1968 and now has more than 2,000 players, mainly youths.