According to the Airdrie District Soccer Association, the field that the association trains on was hit by lightning this evening. The soccer association said that the lightning struck a tree, exploding the ground that surrounded it.

“Monklands was hit this evening by lightning during scheduled training time. And on the actual fields, we train. Fortunately, we had deliberated beforehand as we always do when we see the potential for severe weather," the statement read. 

For the safety of all participants, all programming was completely cancelled.

“As a result, no staff, parent or child was on those fields at the time or harmed in any way. This was a big wake-up call and reminder as to why we need to be following the weather policy at all times."

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