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April 20, 2011
The Smith River Sports Complex and Virginia Amateur Sports will host both the Coventry Commonwealth State Flag Football and Soccer competitions in Martinsville. The Complex is partnering with Henry County Parks and Recreation to recruit teams for the Flag Football games on July 16, 2011. Additionally, the Complex is partnering with the Piedmont Youth Soccer League (PYSL) to recruit soccer players and teams for the games on August 20-21, 2011.

The Flag Football games are on July 16th and teams are guaranteed three games in a Round Robin tournament. The games are for adults over the age of 18. Registration is $350 per team with a maximum of 18 players and the deadline to register is July 8, 2011.

The Coventry Commonwealth State Games of Virginia are excited to add this soccer competition to the list of sports for 2011. The Competition will offer a 3-game guarantee. The competition is an unrestricted tournament open to U9-U19 players and adults. Registration deadline is August 1, 2011. Registration fees are as follows: U9-U14: $275 per team, U15-U19: $300 per team, Adults (20 & up): $325 per team.

"Virginia Amateur Sports is celebrating its 22nd Anniversary of the Coventry Commonwealth Games and we are proud to announce that we will be partnering up with the outstanding staff and facility, the Smith River Sports Complex in Martinsville, Virginia to hold these events. In our search to find a location to hold our two new competitions: soccer and flag football, Smith River Sports Complex provided us everything we needed to hold a quality successful event. The staff at the Complex have the knowledge, expertise and experience to market, promote and organize the competitions for us. It promises to be a win-win situation for everyone involved," said Pete Lampman, President, Virginia Amateur Sports.

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