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BC Soccer Wishes All the BC Summer Games Players Good Luck!

Teams from 8 Zones take to Pitches in Abbottsford to battle it out for the BC Summer Games Gold

Vancouver BC, July 22, 2016 – The BC Summer Games opening ceremonies kicked off on July 21 and BC Soccer would like to wish all of the U15 Soccer players and teams good luck as they strive for success at the BC Summer Games.  The BC Summer games will see U15 Boy’s and Girl’s teams from eight different zones; Kootenays (zone 1), Okanagan (Zone 2), Fraser Valley (Zone 3), Fraser River (Zone 4), Vancouver Coastal (Zone 5), Vancouver Island-Central Coast (Zone 6), North West (Zone 7), and Cariboo-North East (Zone 8) play head to head matches from July 21-July 24.

“This is an exciting time for these athletes and we want to wish them good luck in all of their matches,” said Don Moslin, BC Soccer Grassroots Soccer Development Committee Chair. “We also want to thank all of the BC Summer Games staff and volunteers for making it such a special event for all of the youth athletes.”

The 2016 BC Summer Games takes place in Abbotsford with all soccer matches being held at MRC Sports Complex at 3106 Clearbrook Road.  Soccer matches will be played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the gold medal being presented on Sunday.  BC Soccer encourages everyone to cheer on their zone and take in some great soccer from U15 players all across the province.

For more information on the 2016 BC Summer Games including match times, locations and zone information please visit: www.bcgames.org

 About the BC Summer Games – From www.bcgames.org

The BC Winter and BC Summer Games are British Columbia’s biennial celebration of sport and community.  Since 1978, the BC Games have taken place in 38 communities and involved over 350,000 participants and volunteers and thousands more as spectators and supporters.

The purpose of the BC Games is “To provide an opportunity for the development of athletes, coaches, and officials in preparation for higher levels of competition in a multi-sport event which promotes interest and participation in sport and sporting activities, individual achievement and community development.”

The BC Games bring together British Columbia’s best emerging high performance athletes, trained coaches, and certified officials for four days of competition.  This experience is an important development opportunity and stepping stone towards higher level sport competitions. 

Volunteers are the driving force behind the BC Games bringing their expertise, energy, and commitment to ensure the Games are a success.  Also essential to the staging of the Games are partners representing government, corporate, and not-for-profit organizations.

The BC Winter and BC Summer Games are a milestone event that people count as an experience of a lifetime where memories, friendships, spirit, and pride are abundant.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play.

Its vision is to pursue Canada's foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence. BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate 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 integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity