Canadian Premier League #GotGame Open Trials Coming to British Columbia

Vancouver Island to host the Canadian Premier League open trials on November 5th and 6th 2018


Vancouver British Columbia, August 30, 2018 – The Canadian Premier League which is set to kick off their inaugural season in 2019 will be hosting open trials in seven cities throughout Canada. The first of the seven trials will begin in Halifax on September 20 with the last of the trials being held on Vancouver Island, British Columbia on November 5-6th. Trials are open to all players older than 16 and will cost participants $200.

“This is a really exciting time for soccer in Canada and we are in full support of the Canada Premier League,” said Jason Elligott, BC Soccer Executive Director. “The open trials are a great opportunity for those players who are 16+ and believe they have the skill’s necessary to play in the Canadian Premier League.”

The open trials for the Canadian Premier League are being hosted in the cities of the seven announced and confirmed teams for the leagues inaugural season: Halifax, Montreal, Hamilton, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver Island.  Former Canada Men’s National team member, Alex Bunbury will be leading the trials in each location with Canadian Premier League coaching and technical staff on hand for both days of the #Gotgame open trials. All Participants will take part in the first day of trials and from there selected individuals will be invited back for the second day of trials. More information can be found at and registration opens August 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues and districts.  

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 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’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, health and involved lifestyle.