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Regional Committees seeking Aboriginal youth soccer players to compete in
2016 BC Aboriginal Provincial Soccer Championships

May 24, 2016 – The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) and its Regional Committees have been seeking Aboriginal youth soccer athletes to form U15 and U17 Regional Teams to compete in the 2016 BC Aboriginal Provincial Soccer Championships, August 26 – 28, 2016 in Prince George.

 

The 2016 BC Aboriginal Provincial Soccer Championships will serve as the Team BC Selection Event whereby the winning Regional teams of the U15 and U17 divisions will earn the right to represent BC at the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

The Championships will feature Regional teams in the U15 (born 2001-2003) and U17 (born 1999-2000) age divisions for both male and female teams. Regional teams are currently being formed by the six Regional Committees and remaining selection events are outlined below.

U15 and U17 Regional Team – Athlete Selection Camps

 Open to all First Nation, Métis and Inuit Soccer Athletes who meet age eligibility and are residents of BC. All registration fee payments must be made payable to BCAAFC. Please NO CASH. Athletes may only tryout for one regional team.

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Vancouver Island – Regional Soccer Team ID Camps
DATE WHO TIME LOCATION
May 14/15 U15/U17 completed Duncan
Saturday, May 28 U15 Male & Female 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Spit Soccer Field, Campbell River
Sunday, May 29 U17 Male & Female 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Spit Soccer Field, Campbell River
Registration Fee: $25.00 payable upon ID camp check-in in form of cheque/money order/bank draft made payable to BCAAFC, or credit card/paypal option.
To Register: https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.com/forms/zdzhyct0ipchqz/
For more information contact: Kim Leming, 250-388.5522 ext 241 or kleming@bcaafc.com

 

Vancouver Coastal – Regional Soccer Team ID Camps
DATE WHO TIME LOCATION
June 11-12 U15 Male & Female 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Artificial Turf at Brennan Park, Squamish
June 11-12 U17 Male & Female 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
To Register: https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.eu/forms/vancouver-region-soccer-registration-form-2016/
For more information contact: Cody Kenny, 778 834 2437 or ckenny@bcaafc.com

 

Northeast – Regional Soccer Team ID Camps
DATE WHO TIME LOCATION
Sunday, June 5 U15 Male & Female 9:00 am – 4:00 pm PGWSA Field 4222 18th Ave, Prince George BC
Sunday, June 5 U17 Male & Female 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Fee: $30.00 payable upon online registration via credit card/paypal option, or, in form of cheque/money order/bank draft made payable to BCAAFC sent to c/o Leon Erickson P.O. Box 1846 Fort St. James, BC VOJ 1P0.
To Register: https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.com/forms/zlaola7mlwcpwmx/
For more information contact: Leon Erickson, 250-996-7171 ext:281 lerickson@bcaafc.com

 

Northwest – Regional Soccer Team ID Camps
DATE WHO TIME LOCATION
Saturday, June 4 U15 & U17 Male

U15 & U17 Female

8:30 am-5:00 pm

10:30 am-5:00 pm

Totem Park Fields- Highway 62, Hazelton, BC
Sunday, June 5 U15 & 17 Female

U15 &U17 Male

8:30 am-3:00 pm

9:30 am-3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $25.00 payable upon online registration via credit card/paypal option, or, in form of cheque/money order/bank draft made payable to BCAAFC.
To Register: https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.eu/forms/northwest-region-soccer-registration/
For more information contact: Adam Prytula, 250-847-5211 ext 29 or aprytula@bcaafc.com

 

Fraser – Regional Soccer Team ID Camps
DATE WHO TIME LOCATION
May 14/15/19 Completed Completed Seabird Island, Tsawwassen, Tzeachten
Saturday, June 4 U15 & U17 Male

U15 & U17 Female

9:30 am-5:00 pm Sumas First Nation
Saturday, June 18 U15 & U17 Male

U15 & U17 Female

9:30 am-12:30 pm Frost Road Park, 8631 164 St Surrey, BC
Registration Fee: $25.00 payable upon online registration via credit card/paypal option, or, in form of cheque/money order/bank draft made payable to BCAAFC.
To Register: https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.com/forms/zwzsox04c1sao/
For more information contact: Dianne Garner, 604-798-4519 or dgarner@bcaafc.com

 

PLEASE NOTE: A U13 co-ed division will also be included in the Championships. As the U13 age category is not age-eligible for advancing to NAIG, regional team qualification is not required and this division will be open to any co-ed Aboriginal youth U13 team to enter to compete for Provincial championship title. For information on how to register a U13 team, please contact Alissa Derrick at aderrick@bcaafc.com. 

For updated information the BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Camps, subscribe to the Partners Council mailing list or visit www.aboriginalsportbc.ca or www.facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil/. 

BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Athlete Development Camps

An important component of the Partners Council’s Provincial Strategy, the series of BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Camps support the effort to develop a consistent, coordinated Aboriginal Team BC program and better prepare athletes and coaches for upcoming North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) and other elite competitions. The events provide a unique opportunity for Aboriginal athletes and coaches from First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres throughout the province to gather and participate or compete in events that promote sport excellence while celebrating cultural unity and pride. The summer/fall of 2016 series of Championships and Camps will be a primary component of the Team BC Talent Identification and/or Selection Processes for athletes to represent Team BC at the Toronto 2017 NAIG.

2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

The 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will take place in the City of Toronto, July 16-23, 2017. A multi-sport event for Aboriginal youth ages 13 to 19 from across North America held approximately every three years, the NAIG celebrates sport excellence, youth, volunteerism, and Indigenous culture through a showcase of youth excellence in sport, language, tradition, art, song and ceremony. Teams come from the 13 Canadian provinces and territories and 13 regions from the United States to compete in 15 different sports. More info at www.naigcouncil.com and www.naig2017.to.

Background on the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

The overarching mission of the Partners Council is to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal people by supporting and encouraging physically active communities and by expanding access to sports and recreation opportunities. The Partners Council has established six regions across BC: Northwest, Northeast, Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal, and Vancouver Island. This structure brings together community sport, recreation, physical activity and health leaders from within each Region to establish committees, set priorities and create annual plans for advancing sport, recreation and physical activity in their area. For more information on the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council, please visit: www.aboriginalsportbc.ca or find us on Facebook: facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil.

For more information contact:

Alissa Derrick                      Team BC Coordinator   E: aderrick@bcaafc.com