Wonderful showing for British Columbia representatives at Canada Soccer National Championships

A gold, silver and two bronzes highlight BC teams accomplishments at National Championships

Vancouver BC October 13, 2015 – The nine teams and more than 34 referees who represented British Columbia at the Canada Soccer Club Nationals this past weekend are returning home after an incredibly successful weekend. The BC teams were able to achieve one gold, one silver, two bronze medals and a 4th, 5th, 6th and two 9th place finishes. The referees also represented British Columbia extremely well as 34 referees took to the fields while an additional seven BC Soccer Referee Assessors and one BC Soccer Referee Instructor attended the competitions.

“It is an incredible achievement just making it to the Canada Soccer Club Nationals and we are very proud of how each team represented British Columbia, on and off of the field,” said Roger Barnes, BC Soccer President. “All of the BC players, coaches and referees who took part in the National Championships should be truly proud of their achievements and a huge thanks goes out to Coastal FC for hosting the U16 Championships.”

In the U14 championships Surrey United boys represented British Columbia and fought a close hard battle with Ontario in the final but unfortunately lost 2-1 in penalty kicks giving them the silver medal.  On the girls side Fusion FC fought hard to a 9th place finish. In the U16 Boys championships Surrey United had an incredible run taking the gold medal while on the girls side Coastal FC took home 4th and Mountain United FC took 9th.  Surrey represented British Columbia in both the boys and girls U18 Championships with the boys taking the bronze medal with the girls taking home 6th place.

“EDC Burnaby and North Shore Girls Renegade had a wonderful showing at the Challenge and Jubilee Trophy competitions and both teams should be proud of their achievements,” said Rob Brown, VP of Adult.

The Challenge Trophy competition saw British Columbia’s EDC Burnaby coming home with the bronze medal after some great and close matches.  On the women’s side in the Jubilee Trophy North Shore Renegade played hard to a 5th place finish.

For full match results and complete list of results please visit Canada Soccer

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 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.