Keesler, Biloxi to host international women’s soccer championships

The stadium at Biloxi High School will be the main site for teams from seven nations participating in the 2009 CISM International Military Women’s Soccer Championship, which takes place June 6 through June 13 and is hosted by Keesler Air Force Base.

Among the teams scheduled to play are Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Republic of South Korea and the United States.

“We’re delighted to have some of the world’s greatest soccer players coming to Biloxi,” said Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway. “This event will certainly shine an international spotlight on Keesler, Biloxi Public Schools, and the Gulf Coast.”

Women’s Soccer Championship games will be played at the Biloxi Indian Stadium and the Gulfport Sportsplex beginning June 6 and continuing through June 13.

The International Military Sports Council, known as “CISM,” is an international sports association composed of the armed forces of member nations accepted by the General Assembly. CISM is open to the armed forces of all nations.

For background on the women’s soccer championship, including the schedule and profiles of each team, click here.