October 3, 2022
BC Clubs embark on Toyota National Championship events in BC, PEI and Ontario
Newton Athletic Park will be the host venue for the top U17 boys and girls teams from across the country, Gorge FC aims to make Jubilee Trophy history, while BB5 attempts to win back-to-back Men’s Challenge Cup honours after a two-year hiatus.
BC Soccer wishes all of its participating teams the best of luck as they prepare for the Thanksgiving week tournaments from coast to coast.
There will be some extra incentive to visit Newton Athletic park over the course of this Thanksgiving week, as 3 BC teams vie for National honours…with two of them coming from the host community.
Both of Surrey United’s U17 girls and boys teams earned their spot in this year’s tournament by winning their respective Premier Cup finals in June, while the U17 Vancouver Island Wave will also be seeking glory in the Boys division.
3 time zones away, the top U15 teams from across the country will meet in Charlottetown PEI, including the BC representatives; the U15 boys from Coquitlam Metro Ford and the U 15 Fusion FC girls. Both sides were also victorious during this year’s Premier Cup in Richmond.
The Adult men and women have arrived in Vaughan Ontario, where BB5 United has a chance to repeat as Challenge Cup winners, following a 2-year hiatus. The team, which re-named itself after the late Brandon Bassi, were A-Cup winners during April’s Adult Provincial Cups having defeated BC Tigers 3-1 in the 100th anniversary of the open men’s cup final.
Gorge FC Team Sales edged Coastal 5-3 in the 40th anniversary Women’s A Cup match and will now try to become the first Island team to win a Jubilee Trophy, and the first BC Club to win the top Women’s amateur title since Surrey United managed the feat in 2011.
BC Soccer Director of Soccer Operations Gabriel Assis…
"After two years of absence, it is great to have the National Championships back! We wish good luck and safe travels to all participating teams, in special, to our representatives from British Columbia! We also congratulate and wish tremendous success to Surrey FC in hosting the U17 event in Surrey, BC”
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