Youth indoor soccer team wins trip to national competition


March 04, 1997|By Vicki Wellford | Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE BULGARIA Futbol Club (BFC), an under-14 boys' select indoor soccer team sponsored by a Crofton diamond merchant and coached by an Arundel Middle School teacher, is headed to the North American Indoor Soccer Championship March 14 and 15 in Detroit.

The team, which took its name to honor Dimitar Dimkov, a Bulgarian soccer coach, and the Bulgarian diplomats who helped get it started, will compete against the best teams from the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Led by coach Sean Tettemer and manager Charlie Dolan, the BFC swept the Maryland Regional tournament, held recently in Columbia, to qualify for the North American championship tournament in its inaugural.

Goalkeeper Rob "B.J." Canter played all 160 minutes during the qualifying tournament, allowing just four goals.

Other team members are Johnny Custer, Ronnie Smith, Danny Dolan, Devin Barclay, Brandon Wright, Michael Dello-Russo, Sammy Klein, Brad Martin, Ian Breckenridge, Ryan Parisi, Teddy Turnblacer and Chris Boyd.

Team members Carlos Morales, Steve Abey and Andrew Riggins were not available for the Columbia tournament.

The national championship is sponsored by Lotto, an Italian sporting goods manufacturer, and the National Professional Soccer League.

The team was established last year by Ken Parisi, owner of Parisi Diamond Trust in Crofton, and Dimkov, who once coached the Bulgarian National Women's soccer team. Businessmen who deal with the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington donated authentic Bulgarian National uniforms for the players.

In its inaugural season, the team won the Maryland league championship, tied for best record at the Columbia soccer arena and went undefeated at the Broadneck Sports Complex.

Glen Martin, father of one of the players, arranged for L. Holloway & Bros. at the Maryland Wholesale Produce Market in Jessup to donate $1,000 toward the team's travel expenses.

Anyone else interested in sponsoring BFC or wishing to make a donation may call Dolan at (410) 757-0715.

Church spaghetti dinner

Trinity United Methodist Church is having a spaghetti supper from 3: 30 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m. March 22. The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, bread, butter, salad and beverage. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 6 to 11. Children younger than 6 eat free.

The church is at 956 Patuxent Road, Odenton/Woodwardville.

Free tax assistance

Trained volunteers are available at O'Malley Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 2: 20 p.m. daily to help senior citizens prepare income tax forms.

Extended hours are being offered from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays for those unable to use the service earlier in the day.

The assistance is free, but appointments are required.

For more information or to make an appointment, call (410) 222-6227 or (301) 621-9515.

The center is at 1275 Odenton Road.

Pub Date: 3/04/97

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