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BC Soccer wishes the Canadian Women's Olympic team GOOD LUCK vs Sweden

They’ve already “changed the colour of medal” but no matter what happens early tomorrow, British Columbians will have had a pivotal role in this tournament.

Aug 5, 2021 - Vancouver BC
Set your alarm for 5am!   Canada's Women's National team, perennial medalists in Olympic Women’s Soccer, is about to play one of the program’s biggest games in its history, facing Sweden for the Gold medal in Yokohama.

Initially the match was to be held at 7pm Pacific time but was pushed in order to avoid the searing heat in Japan.

On behalf of everyone connected with soccer in our Province, we wish the entire team all the best in this incredible moment.   But in particular, we’d like to acknowledge the remarkable representation from British Columbians in Canada’s delegation:

Players:  Christine Sinclair, Sophie Schmidt, Jordyn Huitema, Julia Grosso

Technical Staff: Bev Priestman (OK, we’ve adopted Bev as a BC Resident) Jasmine Mander, Michael Norris, Adam Day

Physiotherapist Melissa Tancredi

Medical-Sports Science: Mallory White, Sarah Smith, and Zach Kalthoff

Equipment Manager: Maeve Glass

Regardless of where this Canadian group ends up standing on the podium, we sincerely congratulate everyone on their contributions to this extraordinary accomplishment, and for making Canada proud!  

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Established in 1904, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. 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.

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