Soccer champions return to Aldergrove in July

B.C. Soccer Provincial Boys' B Cup will feature 48 teams from across the province on the July 5-8 weekend.

Aldergrove Athletic Park and Aldergrove Soccer Club did such a good job of hosting the B.C. Championships two years ago that the provincial soccer association has asked Aldergrove to do it again this summer.

The B.C. Soccer Provincial Boys’ B Cup will feature 48 teams from across the province on the July 5-8 weekend.

Aldergrove Soccer president Bill Eade says there will be six age groups, with eight teams in each group, in the competition.

“We will be hosting 1,000 boys — that’s huge,” said Eade.

Aldergrove, as hosts, will have four teams competing in the U13, U16, U17 and U18 categories, while Chilliwack will contribute their two district champions, the U14 and U15 teams.

Eade notes that the Aldergrove U18 team will be a tough one to beat, as about half of the team is made up of boys who played for the highly-ranked D.W. Poppy Secondary school team.