U13 Bays girls Bronze Medal team.

The 2017 Youth Provincial A and B Cup Championships were held this past weekend in various locations around BC. Newton Athletic Park in Surrey was the host venue for the Provincial A Cup Championship which saw 44 girls and boys teams, ages U13-U18 from across the province compete. Lower Island was represented by three Vancouver Island Premier League (VIPL) teams in this competition. The U-14 Saanich Fusion/Prospect Lake Boys captured Gold on Sunday and claimed a Fair Play Award as most the sporting team. The U-16 Bays/Peninsula Boys team came away with a bronze medal, while the U-18 Bays/Peninsula/Juan de Fuca team finished in fourth and walked away with a Fair Play award of their own.

South Surrey Athletic Park was the site of the Girls Provincial B Cup Championship which saw two Lower Island Soccer Association teams walk away with medals. Bays United U-13 claimed a Bronze and a Fair Play Award, while Cowichan Valley U-17 took home a Silver medal but couldn’t have been closer to gold taking into into extra-time to determine the winner. At the U-16 age group the Island was represented by Gorge FC/Lakehill who finished 8th.

Saanaich Fusion U13 Boys B Cup Champions
Saanaich Fusion U13 Boys B Cup Champions

Finally, in Vernon teams battled record heat at the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys B Provincial

Championships. This competition saw Saanich Fusion teams capture gold at both the U-13 and U-17 age groups. Bays United finished 7th at the U-16 age group and took home the Fair Play Award.

Provincial A Cup:

Age Team Result Contact

Boys U-14 Saanich Fusion/Prospect Lake Gold (Fair PlayAward)

Warren Wu: 250-882-9531

Boys U-16 Bays/ Peninsula Bronze Matthew Smith: 250-655-9399

Boys U-18 Bays/Peninsula/Juande Fuca Fourth (Fair Play Award) Juaquin Trapero: 250-818-3594

Girls Provincial B Cup:

Age Team Result Contact

Girls U-13 Bays Utd Bronze (Fair Play Award) John Bentley: 778-350-9957

Girls U-16 Gorge FC/Lakehill 8th Chad Youson:clyouson@telus.net

Girls U-17 Cowichan Valley Silver Laurie Banasch: 250-748-2744

Les Sinnott Memorial Boys B Cup:

Age Team Result Contact

Boys U-13 Saanich Fusion Gold (Fair PlayAward) Brett Hyslop: 250-896-4625

Boys U-16 Bays United 7th (Fair Play Award) Tyler Hodgins: 250-384-1242

Boys U-17 Saanich Fusion Gold Larry Neilson: 250-721-4160