SOYSA has six chances at provincial glory

Six South Okanagan Youth Soccer Association Pinnacles FC teams will be trying to become provincial champions.

Six South Okanagan Youth Soccer Association Pinnacles FC teams will be trying to become provincial champions.

Kelowna, which is part of the Central Okanagan Youth Soccer Association, is hosting the girls B Cup championship July 5 to 8.  Girls teams representing Penticton will be the under-13, -16 and -17. Those results can be followed at www.bcgirlsprovincials.com.

The boys B Cup championship is being hosted by the Aldergrove Athletic Park and Aldergrove Soccer Club on the same dates. The boys teams going are under-13, -14 and -17 and can be followed at www.bcsoccerboysbcup.ca.

Aldergrove Athletic Park and Aldergrove Soccer Club did such a good job of hosting the B.C. Championships two years ago that the provincial soccer association asked Aldergrove to do it again this summer.

“We will be hosting 1,000 boys — that’s huge,” said Aldergrove Soccer president Bill Eade.

Aldergrove, as hosts, will have four teams competing in the U-13, U-16, U-17 and U-18 categories, while Chilliwack will contribute their two district champions, the U-14 and U-15 teams.

Story written with files from the Aldergrove Star.