Soccer fever is in the air thanks to the World Cup, such a perfect setting leading up to this years Bowen island Football Club’s annual SoccerFest celebration. Hosted this year in conjunction with BC Soccer, this “grassroots festival” has been designed by BC Soccer to cultivate the game, teach through play and create friendships for our youth within the community. Festivities will start at 1p.m. and run till 6p.m. on Sunday June 22 on the grass and turf fields. This festival is for everybody, newcomers as well as club members are welcome to join in the fun and the best part is - it’s free. With special guests Donn Sparks and Patrick Prele from BC soccer along with former Vancouver Whitecap and current Men’s National team member Ben Fisk this should prove to be the best SoccerFest ever.
SoccerFest will be comprised of rotating activities and small sided games which will be played on the grass field. Food will be available to purchase throughout the day. The activity schedule for the grass field is as followed: 1-2 p.m. is the under 11 boys and girls, 2 - 3:30p.m. will be the under 15 boys and girls and from 3:30 - 4:30pm the under 6 and under 8 boys and girls.
The turf field will be reserved for coed games. From 1:30 - 3:30 adult coed semi final games 1 and 2 will be played out. From 3:30 to 4:30 the youth coed game will be underway and from 4:30 - 5:30pm the adult coed final game will determine the winner of this years wooden trophy and champions of the coed league. Come out and cheer these teams on, its sure to be a crowd pleaser and an inspiration for the kids.
BIFC definitely has lots to be proud of this year, aside from all the structural improvements to the club many personal accomplishments have been realized for the youth. Next season some of our finest players will be moving up to play Gold. They include: Justin Walker, Thomas Bement, Finn Corrigan-Frost, Andrew Ruloff, Spencer Beatty, Aure Barrera, Greg Pennington and Tobin Sparling. Playing Metro we have Cole Jennings and Dawson Taylor and finally playing at the BC HPL (High Performance League) is Molly Quarry. For such a small club this is a huge success and congratulations to them all.
Registration is open for next years league teams as well as the youth coed development groups, to register visit www.bowenfc.com. We wish to express our deep appreciation to BC Soccer for agreeing to host a Grassroots Festival on Bowen during SoccerFest.