Family and friends are mourning the loss of Thomas Butcher, the 23-year-old Courtenay man who died in a kayaking accident in the frigid waters off Baynes Sound on the weekend.
Fourteen-year-old Richmond student Blake Charlesworth lives and breathes soccer. He hopes to become a professional player and one day play in goal for FC Barcelona, his favourite club.
The Marine Harvest Riptide U16 Girls won bronze at the 2016 BC Soccer A-Cup championships, July 7-10 in Burnaby.
The Port Moody Selects took home the Provincial A Cup Soccer Championship banner last weekend after shutting out Burnaby in the under-15 gold medal match.
Soccermania has officially taken over the lakecity.
On the 25th of this month, Merritt’s Kelly Donaldson will be making her way to the Lower Mainland to take part in the 15th annual induction ceremony into the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame.
13-year-old soccer star says BIFC's co-ed approach strengthened skills
Organizers will be monitoring the heat, and smoke, from the local Sitkum Creek Wildfire when the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup comes to Nelson beginning Thursday at the Lakeside Fields.
Contrary to popular belief, there were Canadian players on the field Sunday at B.C. Place Stadium in the 2015 FIFA women’s World Cup final.
The Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC under-15 boys team battled the heat and a tough Mountain FC squad to a 4-3 win in the B.C. Soccer Youth Provincial Premier Cup championship finals last Saturday afternoon.
RIDGEMAN, Leonard June 16, 1927 - June 9, 2015 Len was taken from us just a week before his 88th birthday. Dad was born in Middlesex, London (a true cockney) to parents George and Ann. Len was one of 7 children. Predeceased by Dolly, Hilda, Ted and Roger.
Janelle Stephens, 18, received two major soccer scholarships from Aldergrove Youth Soccer vice president Rob Wilson and BC Soccer board member Don Dauncey Monday, June 15 at Aldergrove Athletic Park.
Mid-Isle Soccer Club has entered into a video contest with hopes of attaining a $20,000 grand prize to build a clubhouse at Forrest Field in Ladysmith.
The University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer program has reached into the BC Soccer Premier League to fortify its roster, signing seven players from the province’s top youth soccer circuit, including a Pitt Meadows talent
The West Coast FC got five Golden Boots in men’s soccer this year, and the most impressive of the lot was Adrian Jackson – a teenager playing against men for the first time this year.
It was the hand of fate. The random draw for soccer’s 2015 Province Cup was set in motion March 30 when Olympic-medallist and World Cup player Emily Zurrer of Crofton reached in to pick the slips. The competition is now down to the semifinal stage this weekend, with several Island teams remaining in the hunt in the men’s women’s, masters and Under-21 categories.
Jackson Cup champion Cowichan FC is attempting to become the first Island team to win the men’s Province Cup since Gorge FC captured four B.C. championships between 2001 and 2010. Cowichan FC crosses the strait today to play EDC Burnaby in the semifinals.
- See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/sports/cowichan-fc-closing-in-on-province-cup-final-1.1872454#sthash.6pKDEN6k.dpuf
For two weeks in April, Prince Rupert Youth Soccer Association (PRYSA) participants were able to absorb a whole plethora of knowledge from one of B.C.’s most knowledgeable coaches and technical directors around.
Julia Sasaki and U17 Tsawwassen Blues have advanced to the Coastal “B” Cup quarter-finals after a 2-1 win over the Surrey FC Rangers at Dugald Morrison Park. The Blues will face Vancouver this weekend. The U18 Ladner Vipers (girls) and U17 Ladner Celtic (boys) have also moved onto the final eight in B.C. Soccer’s single game elimination knockout competition. - See more at: http://www.delta-optimist.com/sports/u17-blues-moving-on-1.1827270#sthash.gxRyTAWF.dpuf
Island soccer teams......
“Hail, hail the gang’s all here.” It is the rallying cry that Powell River Villa is hoping for when it hosts Alberni Valley Athletics in the second round of BC Soccer’s Male Open B championship at 1:30 pm on Sunday, April 19 at Cranberry Field.
Six Richmond teams see quarter final......
Learn from the best, make some spending money and get some exercise in the sunshine.
A soccer game in Pitt Meadows last weekend was special for several reasons.
The ripple effects from this year’s soccer World Cup in Brazil are being felt at all levels of the sport, says an official with the Vancouver Island Soccer League.
Oceanside Youth Soccer Society is excited to announce the hiring of local coach Larry Stefanek as the club’s new technical director.
Mountain FC girls join Canada's first-ever national under-15 girls' team for CONCACAF championships in the Cayman Islands this week.
RIptide U14 boys win provincial soccer championship
Island Storm girls win championship
United U16s golden in Richmond
South Burnaby Strikes silver at under-17 Provincial B Cup
Two golds for Coquitlam soccer clubs
Local referees efforts recognized
There will again be two soccer clubs in the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows area.
Lower Island Soccer Association Introduces the retreat line
Richmond Soccer have no rebranded to become Richmond FC
South Burnaby Fighting Irish became the first Burnaby Men's Soccer League team to win a B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup following a 1-0 win over defending champion Richmond All-Blacks on Saturday
South Burnaby Metro Club made good in its second consecutive B.C. Soccer Coastal Cup, winning the under-15 boys’ B Cup final
Last season, the Royal City association team won the U15 B.C. title after losing in the Coastal Cup soccer final
Blues and Celtics clinch a spot in the BC Soccer Provincial Championships with Coastal Cup Semi Final Wins
Bays United lone VISL team left in the Provincial Cups
Four South Delta Teams Remain in the Cup Hunt
Prince Rupert Grassroots Workshop
Whistler wraps up youth soccer for 2014
Saturday 11th January, 2014 was an historical day for soccer in Abbotsford, if not BC, as it relates to the advancement of Female Coaching Development.
Kelowna Soccer's New Indoor Facility
Langley United Soccer Association (LUSA) has announced its final registration total for fall and winter soccer at a club record 2138 boys and girls.
Vancouver Island Soccer League Pacific Cup Finals Are Set
Cowichan United Div 2 vs Saanich Fusion Div 2
Soccer Prospects Building Skills - Harbour City Football Club
Fraser Valley FC Club Update
The Upper Island Riptides From The Vancouver Island Premier League Host Successful Summer Coaching Conference
Richmond Hosts Thanksgiving Tournament
Youth Outdoor soccer season wraps up
Cowichan LMG Pringle opened the Div. 1 Island Soccer League season with a solid 4-0 victory over the Lakehill Reds Friday
Two Langley players will represnt BC twice throughout the summer
Graham Kasper and Joel Waterman will represent BC at the Canada Summer Games
Construction on the new indoor soccer facility in Kelowna begins this week with a finish date set for October.
Whitecaps FC Residency play to a 4-0 win over Sounders FC Residency topping off and amazing BC Soccer Provincial Cup in Langley
Vernon United U17s play to a 4th place finish at the BC Soccer Provincial Cup
The Youth Provincial A Cup took place this past weekend in Langley and the Upper Vancouver Island team Storm came away with a silver medal!
"The under-13 boys metro select soccer team from West Coast Auto Group FC turned in a memorable performance at Provincial A Cup tournament in Langley last week"
It was a triumphant weekend for three Richmond youth soccer teams at the provincial championships in Langley.
KAMLOOPS, BC – Nine Kamloops Youth Soccer Association teams begin play in two levels of Provincial Cup competition starting tomorrow (Thursday, July 4).
The hallmark of sports competition is providing athletes with the opportunity to perform at the highest level and to the best of their abilities.
From July 4 - 7, 2013 48 teams from around the province will gather at North Vancouver's Inter River Park for the 2013 BC Provincial Girls' B Cup Championships. With an 8 team round robin format and single knockout elimination playoff, this is an opportunity to see the finest young female soccer players between the age groups of U-13 to U-18 in Western Canada.
Six Richmond soccer players will be wearing Team B.C. colours this summer.
Jonah Pang, Liam Robinson, Duva Karunakaran, Olivia Lee, Montana Leonard and Amelia Crawford have been named to provincial teams for upcoming regional and national tournaments.
Mountain United FC earned a spot in the final of six provincial Premier Cup soccer finals.
He wasn't able to play but Anthony Preston showed up to support his PGYSA under-14 Kodiaks teammates during Saturday's exhibition game.
Whistler's own Peter Shrimpton was recognized by B.C. Soccer last month with their annual Award of Merit, and was presented with the award at the Vancouver Whitecaps vs. New England Revolution game in Vancouver this past Saturday, June 15.
-Anthony Preston of Prince George is the only player from Northern BC to be selected into the BC Soccer Provincial Development Program. Preston plays for the PGYSA U14 Tier 1 Kodiaks and commutes to Vancouver to play with the Surrey United U13 Boys in the BC Premier League.
Kelowna United will send four teams to the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup finals next month.
Last week brought four of the top representatives and coaches from BC Soccer to Castlegar to present a workshop for local coaches and some young players. They presented a new vision that Canada Soccer and BC Soccer have for player and coach development. The concept is called Long Term Player Development (LPTD), and is evolved from the modern approaches the world international soccer body, FIFA, has adopted.
une 9, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Peninsula Co-op Highlanders kicked off a full weekend of soccer in Victoria Saturday afternoon, when they faced TSS Academy in a Pacific Coast Soccer League match, 4:30 at Royal Athletic Park.
BC Soccer announced their annual awards Friday afternoon, and several Surrey residents are among the recipients.
Claudio Klarich, a soccer volunteer and official, was named sportsperson of the year.
Our U14 Gold girls are COASTAL CUP CHAMPIONS! This is the first CFC girls team to win the trophy since 2005. We are all very proud of them. This years victory was all the more sweet for the girls because they lost the Coastal Cup Final last year on penalty kicks. They now go on to represent our club in the 2013 U14 Girls Provincial BC Championships in July.
Many of the Kelowna United Teams participated in the Icebreaker tournament on the weekend with great results! This was a fantastic opportunity for the teams to prepare for regular season play which begins this coming weekend! Congratulations to all the teams on their early season performances!