Photo: One10 Photography

Playoff bound, Okanagan FC putting it all on the line

The Kelowna soccer team heads to Victoria for league playoffs starting Saturday

The time is now for the Okanagan Football Club.

After a rollercoaster inaugural season, they’ve booked a trip to the Pacific Coast Soccer League playoffs. OKFC secured the final playoff spot after a rival team lost their final game giving the Kelowna-based soccer team just enough points to make the cut.

Regardless of the how or the why, the end result was always the goal for coach Andrew Stevenson.

“I’ve said since the start, we’re in this league to try and win the trophy,” Stevenson said.

READ MORE: Okanagan FC squeaks into playoffs despite loss at final home game

READ MORE: Local amateur golfer commits to UBC Okanagan

The playoffs will be an uphill battle for the club. OKFC will play the top-seeded squad from the season and the team’s roster has been battling injuries all season. Multiple players enter Saturday’s do-or-die game nursing bumps, bruises and beyond.

But that’s soccer.

“No matter how we are (physically) when we approach the game, the team understands what we need to do,” said Stevenson.

“Our hard work, discipline and faith in our teammates will be enough to get the job done.”

Okanagan FC went 1-5 against the three other playoff teams during the season. The lone win was against Victoria just under two weeks ago: the same team they’ll play on Saturday. They’ll need a win if they hope to advance to the championship finals on Sunday; no relying on other teams to lose this time.

“It’s a one-off game at the end of the day,” said Stevenson.

To report a typo, email:


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Kelowna mayor outlines city’s economic, public health response amid COVID-19

The city announced a hold on hiring; 90 positions remain vacant and 64 have been laid off

New Kelowna business committed to growing B.C. beverage industry

Liquid Kudos connects BC beverage producers with new markets

Vernon, Kelowna denturists hit hard amid COVID-19

Okanagan denture clinics wonders if they’ll ever be able sustain the sting of pandemic

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission becomes a 56-bed shelter amid COVID-19 complications

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission outreach team will provide meals to those in need in the community

Kelowna production company keeps filming through COVID-19 pandemic

DCD Productions uses drones so crew can keep their physical distance

B.C. records first at-home death from COVID-19, but 70+ hospital patients have recovered

Total of 970 novel coronavirus cases in B.C., with the majority in the Lower Mainland area

UPDATE: Coronavirus concerns prompt event cancellations across the Okanagan

This is a running list of events cancelled across the Okanagan

BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers

Ferries working on schedule shifts to keep workers safe

Virtual physio connects patients with Okanagan practitioners

Many local physiotherapists are ready to assist, online

Canada expands 75% wage subsidy to COVID-19 affected businesses of all sizes: Trudeau

Program will provide up to $847 per week for each worker

Pay parking suspended at B.C. hospitals due to COVID-19

Temporary free parking reduces need for keypads, contact

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

‘Back to school, in a virtual way’ for B.C. students in COVID-19 pandemic

Province adds online resources to help parents at home

Don’t take hair into your own hands, urge Okanagan stylists

New Vernon shop expects high demand come May, since opening delayed

Most Read