The Alberni United U12 boys rep soccer team celebrate their performance at the Surrey Mayor’s Cup last weekend (while wearing flashy socks). PHOTO COURTESY TRAVIS CROSS

Alberni U12 boys compete in Surrey Mayor’s Cup

Next action will be at the Mini World Cups tournament in Saanich on March 30 and 31

It was an exciting start to spring break for the Alberni United U12 boys rep soccer team.

The boys spent the weekend in Surrey to participate in the Surrey Mayor’s Cup, with more than 350 boys and girls teams from ages U9 to U18.

Their first game on Saturday morning was against the host team Surrey. It was a highly physical contest for the Alberni boys, who played a very strong game in a 4-2 loss.

The second game was Saturday evening against Chilliwack. After the first half Alberni was down 2-1, but came back strong in the second half to take the win, 3-2.

Sunday morning they faced Aldergrove in an evenly matched, fast-paced battle. The game was tied 0-0 until the end of the second half, when Aldergrove scored on a free kick to take the game 1-0.

The last game on Sunday afternoon was against Port Coquitlam. The boys were down 2-0 until a great goal by Alberni United to make it 2-1 at the end of the first half. Alberni dominated in the second half to earn two more goals and take the win, 3-2.

Team Manager Laura Miquez commented, “It was a great experience for our boys to be able to compete at this level. Alberni United definitely turned some heads this weekend, not only because of the challenge they brought to other teams but also because of their flashy socks.”

The U12 rep team’s next action will be at the Mini World Cups tournament in Saanich on March 30 and 31. They wrap up their year on April 8 at 11 a.m. at the ADSS turf field with a friendly match vs. the Comox Strikers.

Just Posted

Port Alberni’s Walk for Dog Guides has a new look, new route

Bosley’s comes on board as sponsor for May 27 event

Martin Mars waterbombers’ firefighting days are past: Coulson

The famed Martin Mars air tankers continue to draw interest from potential… Continue reading

Alberni RCMP officers honoured for taking drunk driver off the streets

Constables Brian Kenny, Rob Jackson named to Alexa’s Team

Port Alberni man dies in single-vehicle collision

Pickup truck with three occupants went off the road on first day of May long weekend

Alberni hosts Island track and field championship

Secondary schools compete at Bob Dailey Stadium

VIDEO: After the floods, comes the cleanup as Grand Forks rebuilds

Business owners in downtown wonder how long it will take for things to go back to normal

UBC professor claims victory at B.C. car race

A physics engineering professor had the fastest time during Kelowna hill climb race

MP Karina Gould back to Hill with baby Oliver for electoral reform bill

Gould brought Oliver to work with her as she resumed duties as democratic institutions minister

VIDEO: Footage of 2 shrieking lynx posted by Canadians goes viral

The videos — one shot by a man and his girlfriend — show two lynx sitting face-to-face, shrieking

Teen must repay $37M for starting Oregon wildfire

A teenager who started a major wildfire in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution

Canada’s G7 goal on development: luring private capital to poor nations

G7 finance and international development ministers convene in British Columbia next week

Congressional leaders to review information on Russia probe

Trump said he will “demand” that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign

Canadians stranded in Cuba after plane crash returning home

Montreal-based travel agency says hundreds of Canadians who were stuck in Cuba since a plane crash last week are returning home

As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone

North Korean media are stepping up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States

Most Read