This Thursday April 17th, Beach Soccer Aruba kicks off the 15th annual “Copa Cees Bossers”. Aruba’s prestigious Eagle Beach has been transformed into a sandy white soccer field for an amazing four days of Beach Soccer. Players face off to showcase their talent on Aruba’s Eagle Beach, named #5 of the Best Beaches in the world by TripAdvisor.
The main event to take place during Easter weekend (Semana Santa) and includes youth, men’s and women’s categories. Beach Soccer is a FIFA recognized and sanctioned sport. The Juventud Tanki Leendert (JTL) soccer team has been successfully organizing this spectacular event for its 15th consecutive year and aims to become as big in size as any international Beach Soccer tournament.
A total of 16 teams compete for the ultimate championship title and cash prizes. The matches begin on Thursday April 17th, 2014 at 7:30pm and will continue up till 11:00pm. On Good Friday there are no games. Matches resume on Saturday April 19th with the youth category games beginning at 10:00am (Categories: Minibaby, Baby, Lifida A and B).
The women’s and men’s games will take place after the youth finals in the late afternoon hours until late Saturday evening. On Sunday and Monday the games begin at noon, with finals being held at approximately 5:30pm on Monday. Come enjoy the magnificent sunset accompanied by a nerve wrecking final event.
“It is not an easy task to organize such an event, especially with limited funds and manpower, but with the right attitude and team, you can actually have lots of fun and run effectively as we do.” Says Roland de Cuba, president of the JTL and Copa Cees Bossers Committee.
Every year we try to enhance the event by inviting players from other countries to participate, this year so far, there are two international teams, from Canada and Curacao. Come join in on the fun!