PCSL Tryouts

With more than 40 players already pre registered, our PCSL tryouts are going to give us an opportunity to select an excellent team. There is no age limit being applied, we are simply looking to build the best senior team that we can to compete in the league.
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Full details for the tryout week are now available…please visit our TRYOUT page to check out the schedule and to register. If you think you are a good enough player, don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to play in The Pacific Coast Soccer League this year !

Picture courtesy of Lorne White and “KelownaNow”

Provincial Teams Success

BC Soccer has just announced its Provincial Teams rosters for the next phase of High Performance Programming in 2019 and we were delighted to hear that no fewer than SIX Okanagan FC graduates were included !

bc soccerCongratulations to Braden Malcolm, the only 2005 born male player from The Interior to be included.

Also to Sophia Branby, who was one of our original class of 19 when Soccaskool Junior Academy was first formed back in 2012. Sophia is one of four Interior Girls born in 2006 to be named on the roster.

As for the 2006 born boys, five Interior players were named and, incredibly, four of them graduated from Okanagan FC. Congratulations to Charlie Prefontaine, Sam Cote, Will Hoffman and Rickus de Villiers.

The list of ex OFC players playing at the high performance level keeps getting bigger each year as we continue to develop players of the highest calibre.

PCSL Update….January

The New Year has arrived and we are getting busy with our preparations for life in The Pacific Coast Soccer League. The PCSL has a rich history and is one of the oldest soccer leagues in Canada. Most people in Kelowna’s soccer community have fond memories of The Okanagan Challenge, who competed in the PCSL for 26 years and were very much part of the fabric of the league back in those days. In its heyday, The Challenge would attract large crowds out to The Apple Bowl to watch exciting, high level, local soccer at its best ! Our vision, and what we have already begun working towards, is to re create those days, and to provide the city of Kelowna, once again, some excellent soccer to watch and an excellent team to follow, support and enjoy !

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We will be posting monthly updates in our Latest News on our preparations as we progress and we will be trying hard to reach Kelowna’s entire soccer community with these updates. We want to engage people with our team and encourage everybody to keep tabs on our progress and come along for a genuine local soccer matchday experience once the season begins in May.

Here is where we are at so far…

The Apple Bowl….Kelowna’s iconic stadium is quite famous across the entire Province and we are delighted that The City of Kelowna have agreed for us to play our home matches there. There will be seven home games through the season, which runs from mid May until the end of July. Most of the games will be around 5pm kick off on Saturday afternoons. The playing surface at The Apple Bowl is absolutely immaculate and we will be very proud to welcome our opponents there, and look forward to watching some top quality soccer. We want to attract a large audience and create a good atmosphere at the games….there will be a concession, a beer tent, some pre game entertainment, some good music, a club mascot….we want to create a truly enjoyable matchday experience for soccer fans of all ages to enjoy.

The Players….Tryouts are set to begin week commencing March 11th and are open to players of all ages. Players can register for the tryout HERE . We have already received a good number of registrations from a wide variety of players and we are excited to start building the team. Our coaching staff for the team is in place and will be headed by our club’s Head Coach, Andrew Stevenson Jnr. The team will train twice a week, starting straight after tryouts, and our training and playing schedule will not conflict with that of The Kelowna Men’s League. We anticipate that many of the players will also play KMSL on a variety of teams. There are no age restrictions on our players, we are simply looking to build the best senior team that we possibly can from Kelowna’s adult playing pool.

Sponsors….We have a full sponsorship package available for any local business that wishes to partner with us on our PCSL venture. We are in contact with several firmsĀ  who have expressed an interest. If you are a local business or organization, and you think you may be interested in finding out more about this, please contact us HERE

Thank you for taking the time to read our January update. Keep your eye on our website for next month’s update, and also on our PCSL Team page, which will be building up over the coming months.

 

Okanagan FC in The PCSL

In 2019 Okanagan FC is very excited to announce that PCSL soccer will be returning to Kelowna, played at The Apple Bowl, for the first time since the days of the old Okanagan Challenge.

Players who are interested in trying out for the team (tryouts will be in March 2019) can register themselves HERE.

If you would like to find out more, please visit our PCSL Team page.

 

Charter Club Application

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Okanagan FC is very pleased to announce that our application to BC Soccer for Charter Club Standard One status has now been completed. The application is awaiting review by BC Soccer and once approved, Okanagan FC is hoping to be one of the first Associate Member clubs in The Province to achieve Charter Club status.

You can read all about BC Soccer and the Club Charter Program HERE.