Due to Snow fall All Turf and Gravel Fields are closed Monday Dec 9th/ 2013
BC Soccer offers FREE Futsal Festival January 4-5 2014
BC Soccer is thrilled to announce its inaugural free Futsal Festival which will take place January 4-5, in partnership with the University of Fraser Valley (UFV). The festival will create a fun, educational environment that not only demonstrates how to play and teach the game of futsal, but also highlights the FIFA Festivals model, adapted for the game of Futsal by the BC Soccer Grassroots Development Department. The free festival is open to U9 and U10 teams and will take place at the University of Fraser Valley, Envision Athletics Centre.
Over the past several years, BC Soccer has held the Provincial Futsal Championships annually in January. While these championships were fun and very popular, BC Soccer noticed that for most people (players and coaches alike) this was the first time they had ever participated in futsal. Changing the format from a Provincial Championship to a festival will give young players and coaches the opportunity to learn the skills and strategies of futsal in a fun, educational environment which they will then be able to build on year after year.
When: January 4th and 5th, 2014
Where: The University of Fraser Valley, Envision Athletics Centre (33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 7M8)
Open to: Girls & Boys – U9 (2005 born) and U10 (2004 born).
Entry Fee: FREE!
Overview of Activities
- Teams will participate in a mixture of games and workshops. Players will rotate between game
- Coaching education sessions (classroom and on-field) will be available Friday night January 3rd.
- All teams will participate in workshops and games.
- Official Futsal balls will be provided by BC Soccer
- Recommended roster size is 12, however if your team has slightly less or more, we can accommodate.
- Teams will participate on both Saturday or Sunday.
- Teams must have one coach attend the Friday, January 3 Coaching Education Session from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Space is limited so register early!
BOBBY SAMRA OFFICIALLY DONATES $20,000
This past Monday, Bobby Samra officially donated $20,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, along side Chris Lowe (from J.D.R.F.) and Carl Valentine (Whitecaps) at George Greenaway elementary school where Bobby is currently the Vice- Principal. This past summer Bob was the Winner of MLS community MVP representing the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Bobby is a role model that has tackled issues such as acceptance, drug abuse, and mental health head on while using soccer as a tool. He has coached soccer for over twenty five years and has worked with kids and adults. He has given countless hours to coaching and teaching not only soccer skills but life lessons. Through his various initiatives, Bobby has influenced the lives of many with his passion for soccer and giving back to the community.This past year Bobby took on a new role to continue to serve the "Youth" with becoming a Board of Director with the "Surrey Youth" Soccer Association.
SURREY PEGASUS 96 RETURN TO VEGAS
Our Pegasus 96 girls will be heading to Las Vegas this week to compete in the Las Vegas Thanks Giving Classic!! The Premier soccer tournament attracts numerous college scouts from around the United States. The tournament is played on November 29-30 & December 1, 2013. This tournament showcases the World-Class fields constructed exclusively for soccer by the City of Las Vegas.
Some of Pegasus key players include Jessica Hasker, Gurpreet Bhadndal,Harveen Sanghera, Meha Bilkhu, and veteran Pegasus players Avneet Jaswal, Jasmine Johal, and Goal-Keeper Amrit Parmar.
Further, if you want to know what it means to "Strive For Excellence" you might want to ask the teams "original Peg players" (also formerly known as the Rangers 96 squad) as this tournament will mark there seventh international tournament !!
Previously the team participated in the Las Vegas Mayors Cup (08,09) Nike Harvest Cup (Irvine,California,2010) and three times in the Bellingham Bakers Blast (winning one gold, and two silver medals ).For the senior Pegasus 96 players, they will also part of our clubs graduating squad.
THE SURGING PEGASUS
The high reaching Metro Select League ("MSL) is nearing its half way mark of the season. This year Surrey Pegasus F.C. has five team competing in the high reaching league."The SFC Pegasus Metro Development Program has been created to provide Surrey FC metro players with a professional learning environment that is structured to provide high performance support and training to players and coaches" commented Surrey Youth Club Technical Director Paul Bahia. With our philosophy of "Player First" Pegasus MSL teams have performed incredibly well so far and the result is in front of us with three of them in first place Bahia further added !!
The Pegasus 99 boys are currently in first place and are 10 for 10 with 49 goals for and 5 against in just ten games. On the other hand Pegasus 99 girls are in first place winning ten games and tying one. Also in first place are the Pegasus 98 with ten wins and only one loss.
The remaining two Peg MLS teams are the 96 boys and girls. The boys 96 squad are continuing to put in outstanding battles each game and are currently in second. Recently the Pegasus seniors knocked of the leagues undefeated team with a score of 2-0. The Pegasus 96 girls are currently in fourth, with win four wins, two losses, and two ties.
"It is really a full year processes to ensure this programs runs professionally and the best of our players ability" commented Paul Bahia.