KYSA NEWS RELEASE
KAMLOOPS, BC –– The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) is in the final stages of preparations to host the Moreton School Football Academy from Wolverhampton in England.
Moreton will be facing the KYSA’s Under-18 Select Team (with a few guest players from TRU’s men’s squad) in an exhibition match this coming Friday, June 26th at Mac Park Field #2. The game is set to kick-off at 6:00pm.
Moreton are on a tour of British Columbia that started on June 19 and ends on July 2nd. They played a Blaisé Soccer Academy team in Vancouver on June 21st, winning 4-1. They next play a team from the Mountain United Soccer Club, also in Vancouver, on Wednesday night (June 24th).
The City of Kamloops Parks Department closed the playing field June 16th so they could spend some time getting the pitch in the best shape possible.
“Right now the field looks pretty darn good. By Friday I’m sure it will be immacculate,” says KYSA Executive Director, Keith Liddiard. “It’ll be in as good a condition as it was when we hosted Edmonton FC of the NASL last year. The field was like a bowling green.
“As one of my old coaches used to say, “If you can’t play soccer on a field like that, you can’t play! The city does a fantastic job preparing our fields for big games. They really live up to the ‘Tournament Capital’ motto!”
Kamloops’ Deputy Mayor Arjun Singh will represent the city and will conduct a “ceremonial” kick-off just prior to the match.
There is no admission charge to watch the game.
From Kamloops, the team travels to participate in the Canada Day Soccer Tournament in Kelowna.