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Clarke invited to national team camp

Summer Clarke - File photo
Summer Clarke
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Following in the footsteps of older brother Caleb, who starred recently for Canada’s U20 men’s soccer team and is a top prospect of the Vancouver Whitecaps, Richmond’s Summer Clarke has been invited to the Canadian women’s soccer team’s year-end training and assessment camp.

Head coach John Herdman will oversee the 27--player squad for a nine-day camp Dec. 12 to 20 in Greater Vancouver.

“The camp will have our Olympians as well as some new players looking to stake a claim to be part of our four-year plan towards the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 and Rio 2016 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament,” said Herdman. “The camp will provide baseline testing as well as serve as an identification camp as we launch our new quadrennial cycle in 2013.”

Clarke, 17, led Canada to a silver medal at the CONCACAF U17 championship in Guatemala earlier this year.

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