BC Soccer announces host locations for the 2014 Youth Provincial Championships

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 by BC Soccer

Vancouver, BC: This past year eight different communities from across BC submitted bids to host the Youth Provincial A Cup, Girls Provincial B Cup, and the newly renamed Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup. From these bids the BC Soccer youth competitions committee has selected the Richmond Soccer Association, Chilliwack FC and Burnaby Youth Soccer Association as the hosts for the 2014 Youth Provincial Championships!

These exciting and prestigious competitions offer teams U13 through U18 from across British Columbia the opportunity to compete against the other top teams from around the province in their age and ability category. In 2014 these youth Provincial Championship events will all be held over four days, July 3rd to 6th.

The Youth Provincial A Cup has been awarded to the Burnaby Youth Soccer Association. This is a four team round robin competition which includes two teams from the lower mainland, one Vancouver Island team and one interior team. Matthew Coyne, Executive Director for Tourism Burnaby, who said, “We look forward to working with the Burnaby District Youth Soccer Association and BC Soccer to help make the 2014 Provincial A Cup a great success!”  The primary match venues for this event will be Burnaby Lake Sports Complex and Burnaby Central Secondary School.

The Youth Girls Provincial B Cup has been awarded to Chilliwack FC. This competition features 8 teams in a round robin competition format leading to medal rounds. The local organizing committee (LOC) chair Glenn Wilson said, “We will be very proud to host this event and will make it a very memorable weekend for the players.”  The primary match venues for this competition will be Townsend Park and Exhibition Grandstand field.

Finally, the recently re-named Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup, in memory of a long standing BC Soccer board member, has been awarded to the Richmond Soccer Association. This competition has the same format as the Girls Provincial B Cup. Stew MacPherson, chair of the LOC said “Richmond Soccer is thrilled to, be the hosts of the 2014 Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial B Cup. We welcome teams from across the Province to experience our Richmond Hospitality. We have hosted many events over the years and each one we strive to make better than the last.” The primary match venues for this event will be Hugh Boyd and Minoru Oval.

BC Soccer Youth Competitions Chair Don Dancey said “We had a very tough decision to make this year as we received several high quality bids. We try to take into account history, where our Provincial Cups have been held in previous years, the facilities, and accommodations in the area, amongst many other factors that we consider when choosing a host. I firmly believe in each one of these host organizations and have no doubt they will put on an excellent event and showcase youth soccer within their own communities.”

BC Soccer accepts bids to host Youth Provincial Championships up to 5 years in advance. The youth Competitions Committee is currently reviewing all bids for 2015 and will announce the winning bids by May 15th. If you are interested in hosting a Provincial Championship, please contact Dan Turvill ( for information about how to apply, minimum hosting standards and a bid application.

The 2013 Youth Provincial Championships will be held in Langley, North Vancouver, and Prince George respectively. For more information on these events please visit our 2013 Youth Provincial Cup page on our new website.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. Its vision is to pursue Canada's foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence.

BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer will promote the integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.

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