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BC Soccer Announces 2018 Youth Provincial Championship Hosts

Kamloops Youth Soccer Association, Richmond Soccer Association, Burnaby District Youth Soccer Association and Vancouver Island Wave to host 2018 Provincial Championships

Vancouver, BC October 16, 2017: Each year organizations within the BC Soccer membership submit bids to host the BC Soccer Youth Provincial Championships. After careful consideration of all provincial cup bids, which we are thankful to have received, BC Soccer is excited to announce the 2018 Provincial Cup final Hosts! Kamloops Youth Soccer Association will host the Girl’s B Cup finals, Richmond Soccer Association will host the A Cup finals, Burnaby District Youth Soccer Association will host the Les Sinnott Memorial Cup finals, and Vancouver Island Wave will host the BC Soccer Premier Cup finals.

 

The BC Soccer Provincial Championships offer teams, U13 through U18, from across British Columbia the opportunity to compete against other top teams from around the province in their age and category. In 2018, these youth Provincial Championship events will be held from July 5-July 8, with the Premier Cup being held on June 23 and June 24.

BC Soccer Youth Competitions Committee Chair Don Dancey said “We really look forward to working with each of the hosts over the next 9 months as we prepare for these incredible competitions. Hosting a BC Soccer Provincial Cup finals takes a lot of planning and work and we want to thank the hosts for taking on this rewarding yet challenging task.”

All BC Soccer Youth Provincial Championships provide opportunities for players and teams in the U13-U18 age divisions for both boys and girls.

The Youth Provincial A Cup has been awarded to the Richmond 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.

The Youth Girls Provincial B Cup has been awarded to Kamloops Youth Soccer Association. This competition features 8 teams in a round robin competition format leading to medal rounds. “The KYSA is excited to be hosting BC Soccer Girls Provincial B Cup in 2018,” said Ciaran McMahon, Technical Director, Kamloops Youth Soccer Association. “With our female teams having won two gold medals and one silver medal at the 2017 provincial championships we are excited to defend those titles on home ground while we welcome the rest of BC to the Tournament Capital of Canada and the absolute best facilities in BC.”

The Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup, named in memory of a long-standing BC Soccer board member, has been awarded to the Burnaby District Youth Soccer Association. This competition has the same format as the Girls Provincial B Cup.

June 23 and June 24 is when the Provincial Premier Cup will take place, hosted by Vancouver Island Wave. The Premier Cup is where teams from the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League go head to head with the opportunity, in the U15 and U17 age groups, to potentially progress to the Canada Soccer Club Nationals.  


“We are pleased to be welcoming the 2018 Provincial Premier Cup finals to the Island,” said Karen Hood-Deshon, Executive Director of Lower Island Youth Soccer Association.  “After hosting the BCSPL Intake Festival last September and witnessing the well-run Premier Cup hosted by Coquitlam Metro Ford Soccer Club in June 2017 we were motivated to put our name forward and are looking forward to being hosts later this season.” She also noted, “Book your ferries now!”

BC Soccer accepts bids to host Youth Provincial Championships up to 2 years in advance. The Youth Competitions Committee is currently accepting bids until December 31, 2017 for 2019 Provincial Championships.  If you are interested in hosting a Provincial Championship, please contact Dan Turvill (danturvill@bcsoccer.net) for information about how to apply, minimum hosting standards and a bid application.

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

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