Bangkok Veterans League
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• BSL Veterans •

BSL Veteans who are made up of the coaches and dads of the kids running the ball in the popular Bangkok Soccer League, were another one of the 5 new expansion teams of Dec/2006 competition. So, the Vets League proved to be a perfect practice ground for them to hone their skills in "playing" the game.

On their first participation, they quickly absorbed the spirit of the Vets and ran away with it, totally enjoying the day all the way till the end.

And, since then, they have been bringing home the BadCup! repeatedly! [read Mar/2007 and Apr/2007 tournament summaries]

Team Name: BSL Veterans
Short Name: BSL
Home Base: Bangkok, Thailand
   • Manager
   • Captain
   • Coordinator


Best Team (with photo on file!):

[Apr/2008] — BSL assembled a decisively strong squad this month.
    Standing: Marc, Michael, Paul, Kevin, Bruce, Paul
    Front: Paul, "Pro", Hayden, David, Rod
*Ranking: 3rd among 18 teams

Self Description:

Bangkok Soccer League (South) is a voluntary organization that runs a youth football club in Bangkok, Thailand. Its aim is to promote good sportsmanship, teach footballing skills and organize regular team games. BSL is open to boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 19 who attend international schools in Thailand.

And, our BSL Veterans team is a truly international mixed bunch of 9 different nationalities. We enjoy the game being played in a more casual fashion, that's why the Vets League offers a perfect scenario for us. Dec/2006 season-ending competition was a great day.

We will keep on coming.

Over the Years:

[Dec/2006] — For a "first-ever" time out at the Vets, the BSL Veterans were happy and content with their respectable 11th place run on the day. Pictured are:
    Standing: Des, Gary, David, Pietro, Suraphong
    Front: Stephen, Roland, Preben, Steve
*Ranking: 11th among 16 teams

[Feb/2007] — Beer is the reward for BSL Veterans for narrowly missing out on the BadCup!

[Mar/2007] — BSL Veterans put on brave face throughout the day (despite the BadCup! performance). Pictured are:
    Standing: [1], [2], [3], [4], Gary
    Front: Keith, Preben, "Pro"
*Ranking: BadCup! among 19 teams

[Apr/2007] — BadCup! holders BSL Veterans in the distinctive "Ronaldinho Orange" shirts repeated the feat a 2nd month in-a-row.

[Jun/2007] — BadCup! defenders BSL is trying its best to hide the Ronaldinho Orange shirts.

[Aug/2007] — BSL Veterans, with a couple of ringers from LeCoq French, enjoyed the day throughout. Pictured are:
    Standing: Eralp, Keith, Ian, Marc, Christophe
    Front: Germain, Roland, Preben, Gary
*Ranking: 5th among 7 teams

[Oct/2007] — The BSL Veterans looked rather bare-bones this month. Pictured are:
    Standing: Eric, Stefan, [3], [4]
    Front: Marc, Roland, [7]
*Ranking: 10th among 20 teams

[Nov/2007] — BSL Veterans fought hard throughout the day in order not to win the BadCup!

[Feb/2008] — The "Original" half of BSL Veterans.

[Feb/2008] — The new offshoot "Apprentice" half of BSL Veterans.

[Apr/2008] — Captain Marc and BSL Veterans take the stage en masse for their rare but well-deserved 3rd place finish.


Feel free to e-mail to me if you would like to post your own team photo with a fitting commentary.