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.