With interest in soccer at an all-time high, the Windward Soccer Club may find itself in an enviable position in the future. Or perhaps it’s the other way around.
Unlike in past years, when Windward players were left to travel to town or Leeward fields to play in the ultra-competitive Hawaii Youth Soccer Association, Windward Soccer Club has seen interest in its teams multiply.
WSC vice president Blayde Hamada expects as many as 200 hopefuls to take part in the club’s upcoming tryouts. Those selected will play for Windward during the HYSA’s fall season.
“We want the kids to know that there’s an opportunity here for the kids from the Windward side,” Hamada said. “When kids are there to take the next step, we’re there to provide that for them.”