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Team BC Men's and Women's Soccer Coaches Selected for Canada Games

Team BC draws Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia in the Men’s competition and Newfoundland and Alberta in the Women’s

Vancouver BC, May 30, 2017 – The Canada Summer Games will run from July 28-August 13 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Team BC has now selected their coaches for the Competition.   Head Coach Emma Humphries will be leading the Women’s Team while Head Coach Luca Dalla Pace will be leading the Men’s teams throughout the Competition.

“We are really looking forward to the Canada Summer Games and having finished with a silver medal in 2013 we know we have our work cut out for us to better that result but we also know that we have the skill and determination to take home the gold,” said Luca Dalla Pace, Team BC Men’s Soccer Head Coach. “We’ve been working with a select pool of players over the past few months for both development opportunities as well as Team BC soccer scouting opportunities and I am really looking forward to announcing the team and bringing the full roster together in early July.”

The Team BC soccer Men’s Competition kicks off on August 7th with a match vs Saskatchewan and group play for Team BC will finish on August 9th with a match vs Nova Scotia.  All Team BC players were selected from the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and are U18 players born January 1, 1999 or after.

“This is a great experience for these players and we really look forward to working hard to repeat Team BC’s 2013 Gold medal,” said Emma Humphries, Team BC, Women’s Soccer Head Coach. “We have some incredibly talented players to choose from within BC. It will be a hard call to make these final selections, the grit and attitude they have shown so far throughout training games has been very motivating. Looking forward to our first matches!”

The Team BC Women’s Soccer competition will kick off on July 29, as Team BC takes on Newfoundland. Group play finishes up with a western province battle as the women will take on Alberta on July 31.  All of the women players are U18 and born January 1, 1999 or after and will be selected from the BC Soccer Premier League and from Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX Program in Partnership with BC Soccer.

For more information on the Canada Summer Games and to see the complete schedule and results (when available) please visit:   http://www.canadagames.ca/soccer

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.