Gillian Simpson of the Shuswap FC U17 girl’s team makes a pass by heading the ball during the team’s game against the Kootenay FC. (Mike Simpson Photo)

Shuswap youth soccer teams take first in Revelstoke tournament

Little Bear tournament wraps up the soccer season

Shuswap Youth Soccer teams dominated the field at the Revelstoke Little Bear soccer tournament Sept. 8-9, coming out on top in several divisions.

The Little Bear tournament is the final event of the season for soccer players in Revelstoke and brings together players of all age groups from across B.C. and as far away as Alberta to help them close out the season with a big event.

Related: Shuswap U15 girls make history at Provincial Cup

The Shuswap FC made a great showing this year, with five different Shuswap teams taking first place in their age groups and two more placing in the top three.

The U11, U13, U15 and U17 Shuswap FC girls’ teams, along with the U12 boys’ team, all won their divisions.

The U14 and U16 boys’ teams both came in third place in their age group.

Tournament organizer Alan Chell said the out-of-town teams just love coming to Revelstoke for the hospitality, scenery, facilities and the friendly tournament format.

Some of the added bonuses for the youths are the skills competition and Saturday night pool party.

Chell compliments the Parks and Recreation Department for an outstanding job in preparing the fields.

“They really care about the fields and they have the expertise to create perfect playing conditions,” he said in a news release.

Related: Shuswap soccer players take gold in Washington tournament

As well, both the Revelstoke adult and youth referees provided excellent refereeing over the weekend and he also thanks the referees from the Kootenays and Shuswap.


Shuswap FC U17 girl’s players face off against the Kootenay FC in the Revelstoke Little Bear soccer tournament. (Mike Simpson photo)

Just Posted

Livestock truck crashes into ditch off Highway 1

Two tow trucks, RCMP officers and traffic control personnel helped with the recovery near Salmon Arm

Dinoflex announces $3.5 million expansion

Salmon Arm company adding capacity to enter new markets, create new opportunities

Film festival features diversabilities

Shuswap Connextions presents eight films on challenges and inclusion

Task force to examine Highway 1 bypass options for commercial vehicle traffic

Salmon Arm mayor to have group look at traffic safety, options for RV pullout/info centre.

Most of Salmon Arm’s Downtown Activity Centre tenants have found new homes

Too little, too late, say those who have been asked to stay, pending a new real estate deal

VIDEO: People with diabetes meet their alert dogs

A diabetic alert dog is trained to detect low blood sugar in people who have Type 1 diabetes

Truck smashes into multiple parked vehicles in Kelowna

The driver of a truck was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries

Hunter who saved B.C. man pinned inside smashed truck says ‘God was sending me to him’

Sayward man describes chance discovery of Duncan Moffat, 23, in northern Vancouver Island woods

Road-weary Canucks thumped 6-2 by Wild

Vancouver hosts the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday

Toronto private school didn’t report alleged sexual assault to police

Police say a sexual assault at an all-boys Catholic institution was not reported to them

China says butt out; Canada calls for release of “arbitrarily” detained Muslims

A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman accused Canada’s envoy of going beyond their diplomatic roles

Dead Saskatoon tattoo artist’s skin removed and preserved

The skin was removed in honour of the well known artist’s work

Lower Mainland couple missing in Thompson-Okanagan area

Barriere RCMP received a missing persons report for two senior overdue travellers

Human remains found in South Okanagan vehicle fire

RCMP said the investigation to this point indicates the fire was accidental and not suspicious

Most Read