DHS and DYSC Partnership
Danbury High School Athletic Department and the Danbury Youth Soccer Club are pleased to announce a joint venture to construct a new turf field in the DHS athletic complex. This new multiuse turf field will be located directly behind the current stadium at DHS in currently undeveloped land. This new turf field will also be another home field for the Danbury Youth Soccer Club.
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Chip Salvestrini, district athletic director for the Danbury Public Schools said the following; “The second turf field would not only be a tremendous asset for the high school athletic program, it would also serve a great need to the Danbury Youth Soccer Club’s programs.” said Mr. Chip Salvestrini, DHS Athletic Director. “DYSC would immediately benefit from the new turf by having a facility that will help meet the growing demand of elementary age soccer players. The support of the Danbury Youth Soccer Club with our new turf project at DHS is unprecedented. We are very thankful for that support and look forward for out continues association with DYSC.”
“DYSC is very excited about this partnership with DHS.” said Michael Diker, DYSC President. “Our Club continues to grow and we simply do not have enough fields for all of our programs. This new additional field and partnership with DHS, will help us meet our needs to provide better programs for all our children. Virtually all of the DHS boys and girls soccer players learn to play the game of soccer as a DYSC member. So we are not only helping our current players now but also in the future when they get to DHS as student athletes.”
Danbury Youth Soccer Club has been serving the youth of Danbury for 35 years and currently has over 1,300 children participating in its programs. The field will be used to support all of DHS’s athletic programs throughout the week and on Saturday mornings and DYSC will use the field every weekday after 6 pm, Saturdays after 1 pm and all day on Sundays.
The target date for the project completion is in the Fall of 2014.