U13 Intake Festival kicks off this weekend with the BCSPL's Phase two kicking off the following weekend

Thompson Okanagan Football Club to host U13 Intake Festival on September 12 and 13

Vancouver BC September 9, 2015 – Phase two of the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) season kicks off on the September 19 and 20 weekend preceded by the BCSPL U13 Intake Festival on the September 12 and 13 weekend which is hosted by Thompson Okanagan Football Club.  More than 300, 2003 born players will take part in the intake festival while the eight BCSPL clubs (U13-U18) will begin phase two of the fourth season of the BCSPL the following weekend.

“The EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League intake is a great opportunity to have a look at players in an 11v11 festival format,” said Luca Dalla Pace, BC Soccer High Performance Pathway Officer and Staff Coach. 

The U13 festival will be hosted Thompson Okanagan Football Club at Beasley Field in Kelowna. Both boys and girls teams from the eight BCSPL clubs will play mini-matches over the two day festival all of which will meet the Canada Soccer’s Long Term Player Development Guidelines.

“The BCSPL showcases the highest quality youth soccer in the province and each and every year it only gets stronger,” said Matt Holbrook, General Manager of the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League.  “This is an exciting time for all of the 2003 born players who will be taking part in the intake festival and we wish them the best for this festival and as they begin the fifth BCSPL Season in January.”

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