BC Soccer Congratulates the 5 Players and 3 staff who traveled to Bermuda with the Men's National Team

Players, Adam Straith, Ben Mckendry, Sean Melvin, Ben Fisk, and Callum Irving were joined by Head Coach Michael Findlay, Assistant Coach Martin Nash and Goal Keeper Coach Paul Dolan (not in pictured)

February 2, 2017 – BC Soccer is extremely proud of the 8 BC based players and coaching staff who traveled down to Bermuda in the Canada Soccer Men’s National team 4-2 win over Bermuda.  All 5 BC players came through the Provincial Development Program (now known as BC Soccer High Performance Program). While the three coaches have all been involved with BC Soccer initiatives in the past.

Head Coach Michael Findlay was the Director of Player Development for BC Soccer before moving on to his role with Canada Soccer while Assistant Coach Martin Nash was a coach with the BC Soccer High Performance Program.

The Canada Bermuda Match was the first official cap for Sean Melvin, Ben Mckendry, Ben Fisk and Callum Irving who all are now 1-0 with the Canada Soccer National team.

During the exciting and interesting match, Adam Straith also made his goalkeeping debut as an injury to Sean Melvin in the second half left Canada without a keeper. Straith was able to hold his ground in net which helped drive Canada to the 4-2 win.

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.