B.C. Soccer eyes local players

Thompson Okanagan Football Club has 16 players chosen for high performance training and evaluation.

  • Nov. 17, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Six players from TOFC will get some high-performance training over the next several weeks in Vancouver.

Six Central Okanagan athletes are among 16 players from the Thompson Okanagan Football Club who have been selected by the B.C. Soccer High Performance Program (HPP) for its November-December camp.

The HPP is designed to support the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League, the Whitecaps FC Residency and BC REX (elite) programs.

The program provides a platform for high-performance youth players to be assessed by both the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Canada Soccer programs.

The local players chosen, with birth year and hometown:

Andrea Kraetzer (2004), Kelowna

Kambria Mellum (2004), Oyama

Gavin McFee (2004), Kelowna

Diego Merenick (2004), Kelowna

Abigail Taneda (2003), West Kelowna

Lucas Hicklin (2001), Kelowna

The high performance programming assists in creating a clearer pathway for players in B.C., connecting them to BC Soccer, the BC Soccer Premier League, Canada Soccer and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.


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