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Women's World Cup promoting soccer in south Georgia

 The Women's World Cup soccer tournament is underway in Germany.

Here in south Georgia, Deerfield-Windsor soccer coach Aly Joslin hosting his own world cup tournament to help grow the sport.


The Deerfield-Windsor youth soccer camp ended with a six team world cup tournament on Thursday night.

Players were placed on teams representing six different nations and they got to battle for their own bragging rights.

Joslin is pleased with the growth of the sport in this area in his three years at Deerfield-Winsdor.

More than 60 kids in elementary and middle school have attended his week long soccer camp.

Joslin has not only taught the fundamentals of the game along with Darton's Ken Veilands and Tallahassee's Alex Minton.

Joslin also wanting his campers to watch some of the women's world cup games on television.

Aly Joslin said. "So, hopefully just to get there interest up for this tournament and hopefully for them to watch the rest of the women's world cup tournament in the next ten days. Hopefully, heighten the interest as much as we can and grow it as much as we have in the past year."

The USA women's team plays Sweden Saturday in their second game of the Women's World Cup tournament.


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