Last Saturday the Bowen FC U15 boys team played their final game of the season, squaring off against the Kerrisdale Vipers in the Silver Commonwealth Cup final.
It was a great end-to-end game, well played by both teams, and with a final result of a 1-0 loss to the Vipers.
The Bowen team did remarkably well against a team that significantly outsized them, and they had several great chances to tie the game up.
This game was also their final game as a team. After five years of coaching under first Keith Watson and then Ian MacLennan, the team will disband and move on to teams in West Vancouver and beyond.
As is common with a smaller community this team played with members that were aged 11 - 14, (as opposed to our opponents whose members were all aged 14), so we will see some of the players remain playing with our club.
Congratulations to this team that reached the Commonwealth Cup finals this year, and who won the Community Cup final last season. They have shown that Bowen Island produces great soccer players, and has created an effective and enviable soccer club.
Gian Perroni, team manager