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Nine Teams to Represent British Columbia at Canada Soccer National Club Championships

Coastal FC hosts U16 National Club Championships in Surrey BC on October 7-12

Vancouver BC, October 5, 2015 – Nine soccer teams will be representing British Columbia at the Canada Soccer National Club Championships which will take place in various locations across the country October 7-12, 2015. There are five National Club Championships taking place including the U14 Cup in St. John’s, NL, U16 Cup in Surrey BC, U18 Cup in Charlottetown, PEI as well as the women’s Jubilee Trophy and men’s Challenge Trophy competitions which are both taking place in Calgary AB.

“Competing in a Canada Soccer National Club Championships is a huge honour and we are very proud of how hard all of the BC teams have worked to make it this far,” said Don Dancey BC Soccer Board of Director and BC representative on the Canada Soccer Competitions Committee. “Coastal FC did an incredible job organizing the U18 event last year and this year looks to be no different as they are hosting the U16 event and I wanted to thank them for their time, commitment and for doing such a great job representing BC Soccer as a host.”

Surrey United will be representing British Columbia in the U14 boy’s division as well as the U16 and U18 boys divisions. Fusion FC is representing BC in the U14 girl’s division and both Coastal FC and Mountain United FC are representing BC in the U16 girl’s division.  Representing BC and competing for the Women’s Jubilee Cup is the North Shore Girl’s Soccer Club Renegade while EDC Burnaby will be competing for the men’s Challenge Trophy.

“EDC Burnaby had some incredible matches in the BC Soccer Provincial Cup as they edged out Cowichan Valley FC in the semi finals and then beat Inter FC in extra time in the finals and we are really looking forward to seeing if they can continue that success in Calgary Alberta at the Challenge Trophy, “said Rob Brown, BC Soccer Board of Director and VP of Adult. “On the women’s side North Shore Renegade earned their spot at the club nationals with an unbelievable win over 11 time champions Surrey United in penalty kicks at the BC Soccer Provincial Cup Finals. I wish all of the BC representatives the best in the five day competition.”

For more information on each of the National Club Championships and to see current standings throughout the week please click on the links below:

Calgary Alberta: Men’s Challenge & Women’s Jubilee Trophy
The Challenge Trophy features 12 teams divided into four groups, while eight teams, broken into two groups, will vie for the Jubilee Trophy. For the list of teams, schedule and latest news visit: http://www.canadasoccer.com/challenge-trophy-and-jubilee-trophy-p150285

Charlottetown, PEI : U-18 Cup (boys and girls)
Both the boys and girls’ competitions feature 10 teams, divided into two divisions. For the list of teams, schedule and latest news visit: http://www.canadasoccer.com/u-18-cup-s15494

Surrey, BC: U-16 Cup (boys and girls)
The boys’ competition features 10 teams, divided into two groups, while the girls’ contains 12 teams, separated into four groups. For the list of teams, schedule and latest news visit: http://www.canadasoccer.com/u-16-cup-s15491

St John’s, NL: U-14 Cup (boys and girls)
The boys’ and girl’s competition features 12 teams, broken into four group. For the list of teams, schedule and latest news visit: http://www.canadasoccer.com/u-14-cup-s15490


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

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