Gracie Barra San Clemente celebrated its end-of-the-year event with its 1st Annual Soccer Cup Challenge. About 75 students showed up at a local park in San Clemente to play some family-friendly GB competitive soccer and celebrate another year “rolling on the mats” with GBSC.
The day began with the Little Champs I and II taking the field and chasing the soccer ball around. Each team had its own coach, GBSC Instructors Charles Gomes and Kanai Brown, who played goalie and didn’t let either side score! The kids enjoyed their game and by the end of the day, most congregated in the center of the field talking and laughing together.
As the adults started to play their game, the verbal “sparring” between sides began. GBSC Coach Felipe Guedes yelled out that the “real talent hadn’t touched the ball yet,” while other players pushed each other into the mud. However, the stars of the soccer game were GBSC’s own married couple, Matt and Michelle Blesdoe. Michelle scored two goals for her team, while Matt controlled the ball for his team much of the time.
Professor Flavio Almeida had so much fun, he told everyone, “I think we should do this every other month – not once a year!”