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BC Soccer announces hosts for the 2017 Youth Provincial Championships

Vancouver, BC October 17, 2016: This past year communities from across BC submitted bids to host the BC Soccer Youth Provincial Premier Cup, Provincial A Cup, Girls Provincial B Cup, and the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup

From these bids the BC Soccer youth competitions committee selected North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association (NOYSA), Central City Breakers (CCB), Coastal FC, and Coquitlam Metro-Ford as the hosts for the 2016 Youth Provincial Championships.

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 ability category. In 2017 these youth Provincial Championship events will all be held over four days, July 6th - 9th.

The Youth Provincial A Cup has been awarded to the Central City Breakers (CCB). This is a four team round robin competition which includes two teams from the lower mainland, one Vancouver Island team and one interior team. Gary Sangha, Executive Director for CCB, said, “We look forward to working with the BC Soccer to make this the best Provincial A Cup to date and we can’t wait to see some top youth players from across the province take to the fields here in Surrey.” 

The Youth Girls Provincial B Cup has been awarded to Coastal FC. This competition features 8 teams in a round robin competition format leading to medal rounds. Coastal FC Executive Director, Chris Murphy said “Coastal FC is proud to be selected as hosts for the Girls Provincial B Cup in 2017.  We look forward to inviting our guests from around the Province to enjoy our facilities while competing in this high level competition.” 

The Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup, named in memory of a long standing BC Soccer board member, has been awarded to the North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association (NOYSA). This competition has the same format as the Girls Provincial B Cup. Frank Rennick, chair of the LOC said “NOYSA is very excited to host the 2017 Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial B Cup. We welcome teams from across the Province and we know they’ll enjoy some incredible matches and everything that Vernon has to offer.”

Finally, the Provincial Premier Cup where the top teams from the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League will go head to head will be hosted by Coquitlam Metro-Ford.  Alex Barnetson, President of the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League and Coquitlam Metro-Ford “We are very excited to host this competition and we know there will be some amazing matches. We hope everyone in the area comes out to support these young talented, high performance athletes.”

BC Soccer Youth Competitions Chair Don Dancey said “We firmly believe in each one of these host organizations and have no doubt they will put on an excellent event and showcase some amazing 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 2018.  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 responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. It is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants. Our mission is to develop the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. As a professional not-for-profit society, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for our 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.  We believe in the universal passion of our global game and the power it has to unite and motivate communities.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its 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