Bulkley Valley Rapids under 14 soccer will go on to the provincial championships in July following their aggregate win over Williams Lake last weekend. (Submitted photo)

Bulkley Valley U14 boys soccer squad wins zones

The Rapids will now proceed to provincial championship in Prince George July 4-5

Bulkley Valley Rapids soccer under 14 boys recently secured a position in the B.C. provincial championship competition by overcoming their Williams Lake counterparts in the Northern Zone tournament in a pair of games held in Quesnel..

The Rapids took the title by posting a two-game aggregate score of 5-4. As a result they will go on to meet the other zone champions at the Les Sinnot Memorial Boys Provincial Cup in Prince George July 4-7.

Coaches Bill Holdyk and Louis Moolman are proud and impressed with the swift skill progress and team development in the squad which has only been together for a few weeks.

Moolman feels that one of the important factors in their growth is the fact that the athletes on the squad train in a number of sports over the year since they are unable to play soccer year-round.

He said there would be at least five teams from around the province at the contest.

“In all fairness, we are not near to being favourites, but we see it as an opportunity for the boys to get tournament experience and develop their soccer,” he said. “The parents and kids are excited to participate. We haven’t had the chance to compete in that division for a while and look forward to it.”

Members of the team practice twice a week to go along with their regular house league games. As a select team, the group had only a pair of games prior to attending the zone competition.

Moolman said they are a representative team which has improved dramatically since getting together in early May.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Climate change, economy and reconciliation take centre stage at Oct. 15 All-Candidates Forum

Six of the eight candidates were in attendance at the Smithers event

Health Foundation fundraiser provides new surgical equipment

The annual campaign raised $140K items such as a new surgical table and high-definition printer

WATCH: Candidates give closing statements at Oct. 15 BVCS All-Candidates debate

Five of eight candidates running federally for Skeena-Bulkley Valley were in attendance

Nearly 200 participate in Smithers 2019 annual Walk for Life

The walk is part of a number of annual walks across the globe that opposes abortion

Anti-pipeline protestors clash with supporters at North Matters event in Smithers.

The event was organized by The North Matters (TNM) and billed as a non-political event

YouTube video of Revelstoke grizzly bear goes viral

Why did the grizzly bear cross the railway tracks?

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

B.C. RCMP officer suing the force for malicious prosecution

Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth cleared of wrongdoing after misconduct hearing

Talk to your kids about vaping, B.C.’s top doctor says

B.C. health officials have discovered the first vaping-related illness in the province

Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations court battle against RioTinto Alcan to start next week

Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations are taking Rio Tinto Alcan to court over their functioning of the Kenney Dam that affects the Nechako River

Alberta truck convoy plans counter-protest at climate rally with Greta Thunberg

United We Roll organizer says similar protest planned for Swedish teen’s event in Edmonton

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

British family deported after ‘accidental’ U.S. border crossing

U.S. officials deny it was mistake, release video of vehicle crossing into Washington from Langley

Kamloops man hangs on to back of stolen truck as suspect speeds away, crashes

The pickup truck was seen leaving the roadway before bursting into flames

Most Read