Hard work and determination are paying off for the FSJSS Girls A-Soccer team which won the zone championship and move into the Provincials taking place May 27-30 in Surrey, B.C.
James Waddell, coach of the Girls A-Soccer team, said the team had a goal in mind going into its season and the team worked hard to reach its goal and is now looking ahead to getting a better placing this year at provincials.
“The girls worked really, really hard all season and their goal this season was to make Provincials,” he said. “(The team is) excited as always.”
The Girls A-team came out on top out of seven teams at the zone finals this past week. “They played some very nice soccer,” said Waddell.
Waddell said the team had a great moment when a mid-fielder scored a goal in the final deciding game that would send the team to provincials.
“She’s a mid-fielder, and she doesn’t score a lot of goals,” he said. “That was pretty exciting, we won that game one nothing.”
He added that the team has been playing really well together and that has made a big difference in how far they have come as a group this year.
“Most of them have probably been playing together since they were five because they play community soccer together.”
Waddell said the team has had a great season, he said the team learned quite a bit from the spring-break tournament in Kelowna and added the team placed second at Merritt, tied for first in Williams Lake and fifth in Osoyoos prior to the first-placing at zones.
“They’ve had a very, very good season,” he said. “I’m hoping that they can keep playing the way they’ve been playing and the best we’ve done is sixth so hopefully we can better that.”