October 11th, 2022
Toyota National Championships conclude with great participation from BC Clubs
Canada’s premier amateur competition took place in PEI, Ontario and Surrey, BC
Reaching a national club championship event is something most players will never get to experience, and for those who do, it is a positive life-long memory.
Five of the seven BC teams competing this past week traded Thanksgiving Family dinners for footballing adventures and have now returned home after being great ambassadors for our province. Two of the participating clubs had the rare opportunity to compete for national glory in their own community.
The U15 Cup was held in Charlottetown PEI, where both the females (Fusion FC) and males (Coquitlam Metro Ford) finished 5th in their respective divisions. Fusion ended their tournament winning the 5th place game over Halifax Dunbrack 7-0, while Coquitlam Metro Ford defeated hosts PEI FC from Charlottetown 4-0 to take their 5th place game.
At Newton Athletic Park in Surrey, Surrey FC was the host to the U17 competition. Playing at home and supported by great attendance, Surrey United SC U17 Girls lost a heartbreaker Monday morning 1-0, on a first-half long-range dipping strike to the Calgary Blizzards in the Bronze (3rd place) match. Their male counterparts (Surrey United SC) edged Glen Shields FC 2-1 to earn Bronze, while the Vancouver Island Wave U17 boys cruised past Halifax Dunbrack 8-2 to claim 5th in the male division.
At the Jubilee Trophy in Vaughan Ontario, Gorge FC ended their tournament with a 2-1 win over Halifax County United to finish 5th, with striker Liz Gregg earning the tournament’s Golden Boot (top scorer) award.
At the Challenge trophy (also in Vaughan) BB5 United’s quest to make it back-to-back National Championships on either side of a pandemic was ultimately unsuccessful, as they lost the 3rd place match to Holy Cross FC of St Johns by 6-1 and finishing 4th.
Congratulations to our Provincial representative teams and a special thanks to everyone who helped organize and fundraise to make these experiences possible for the players involved.
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