British Columbia teams return from Canada Soccer Club Nationals

Three silver medal finishes highlight BC teams accomplishments at Canada Soccer Club Nationals

Vancouver BC October 11, 2016 – The eight teams and 6 referees who represented British Columbia at the Canada Soccer Club Nationals this past weekend are returning home after a very successful weekend. The BC teams were able to achieve, three silvers, a fifth, a seventh and a ninth place finish while the U16 boys and girls final matches were suspended due to weather. The referees also represented British Columbia extremely well as the six referees took to the fields while an additional 3 BC Soccer Referee Assessors also attended the competitions.

“Making it to the Canada Soccer Club Nationals is an amazing achievement in itself and we are very proud of how each team represented British Columbia at the Championships,” said Kjeld Brodsgaard, BC Soccer President. “The players, coaches, and referees should be truly proud of their achievements and a huge thanks goes out to all of the host provinces who did and incredible job.”  

In the U14 championships, the Fraser Valley boys and Surrey United girls represented British Columbia very well but unfortunately lost hard fought battles in the finals with both teams taking the silver medal. In the U16 Boys and Girls championships, all matches on the final day were suspended due to snow so final results are to be determined.  Coquitlam Metro-Ford represented British Columbia in the boy's U18 competition and finished the championships in 5th while Coastal FC represented BC in the girls U18 competition taking home 7th place.

“Richmond FC had a wonderful showing and played an incredible final match just falling short 2-0 to the Quebec Representatives,” said Rob Brown, VP of Adult. “At the Challenge Trophy Competition Pegasus FC was in tough in the group of death with Quebec and Alberta, and played some great soccer, representing BC very well throughout the competition.”

The Challenge Trophy competition saw British Columbia’s Surrey Pegasus coming home in 9th place with Richmond FC taking the silver medal in the Jubilee trophy competition.

For full match results and complete list of results please visit Canada Soccer

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 more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with their member Youth Districts and Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates 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 soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.