OXFORD – The Chenango Chargers will be hosting Chenango County's first ever 3v3 Live Soccer Tour this weekend.
The one day tournament will take place at Emerson Field located at 4543 State Highway 12 in Oxford, and will feature roughly 25 teams.
“This is the first annual. They (3v3 Live) were looking to expand their base in New York State, they wanted more locations.” said Field Coordinator and U19 head coach Julien Drelich. “They contacted our club President. The message was forwarded to me to see if we wanted to do, and in June we decided to go ahead and do it. Basically we signed a two year agreement to hold this tournament this year and next. Hopefully we can get a soccer version of Gus Macker in this area.”
Much like the famous Norwich YMCA sponsored Gus Macker basketball tournament, this 3v3 tournament has already garnered some attention not just from local soccer athletes but from out of state athletes seeking a venue to compete as well. Drelich attests that due to 2016 being the inaugural year for the tournament, most of the teams this year are local, however, that there are a few teams who will be making the trip to Oxford from Ohio and New Jersey, among others.