–KYSA News Release
KAMLOOPS, BC –– One-hundred-and-sixty seven teams are set to take part in the 37th Annual Slurpee Cup Youth Soccer Tournament this coming weekend (May 16-18, 2015).
While not quite a record number, the KYSA reports that it is only seven teams lower than entered last year––which was a record number of entries for the tournament.
Teams from around the province and Alberta will be converging on the Tournament Capital to compete in the longest running youth soccer tournament in the interior.
Over the three-day long weekend, each team will play four games in the 7-Eleven Canada-sponsored event.
The teams in the U13 to U18 age groups will be competing to earn championship medals. However, scores and standings are not kept in the U11 and U12 age groups.
The focal point of the tournament will be McArthur Island where 12 fields will be used Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 8:00pm. Matches will also be played on other fields throughout the City.
Final round games will be played on Monday (May 18) between 9:00am and 4:00pm.
“We have a lot of teams that come back year after year because the tournament is well-run and played on the excellent grass fields we have in Kamloops,” says KYSA President Graham Cope. “Soccer players love playing on natural grass fields, which we have an abundance of in our city.”
Participation this year comes from as far away as Vancouver Island, Terrace, Prince George and Fort St. John. Several clubs in Calgary are also represented in the tournament and there is also an entry from Red Deer. In addition, the KYSA’s corps of select and development teams––numbering 30 in total–– will be testing their skills against comparative opposition.
Schedules, scores and standings can be found at the tournament web site: kysacup.kysa.net