-submitted by KYSA

KAMLOOPS, BC –– The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) spring season will come to an end this weekend with two events running simultaneously.

The McDonald’s-sponsored House League Playoffs for boys and girls teams in the U13 to U18 age groups are being held Saturday and Sunday (June 23/24) at McArthur Island.

The format for the House Playoffs is single-game knock-out; you win you move on to the next round, you lose you are out of the competition.

The House Playoffs determine bragging rights for the year for the KYSA’s recreational-level players.

Running concurrently is the Fresh-Is-Best-sponsored Errol Wild Active Start Mini-Soccer Jamboree for boys and girls in the U4 to U12 divisions.

Games in the Jamboree will be played on fields throughout the city.

Errol Wild was one of Kamloops’ most dedicated volunteers. His commitment to all levels of soccer in the city was immense. He was an administrator, a team manager and a coach at all levels of the game. He was also a mentor to many up-and-coming young players, and served in just about every role there is in soccer––including a spell on the KYSA board of directors. He died in 2009 at the age of 49.

Not long after his passing the KYSA board of directors chose to attach his name to its annual mini-soccer festival.

In all, 2400 players on 150 teams will be taking part in both events.

A Fall Program is being offered to players in the U4 to U14 age groups and there is still time to register. Anyone interested should visit the KYSA web site at for details.

Posted in BC Soccer News.