Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Academy sent three teams to Seattle to compete in the 2016 Astro Turf Collegiate Showcase.

Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Academy sent three teams to Seattle to compete in the 2016 Astro Turf Collegiate Showcase.

Whitecaps Kootenay Academy impresses at Showcase

Soccer players from across the Kootenays travelled with Whitecaps FC Academy to display their talent at the Astro Turf Collegiate Showcase.

Teams from Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Academy travelled to Seattle this weekend to compete at the 2016 Astro Turf Collegiate Showcase at Starfire Sports.

Despite fielding younger sides, the three teams made up of players from Nelson, Cranbrook, Trail, Castlegar, Invermere, Grand Forks, Fernie, and Kimberly came away with amazing results in the showcase that featured some of the best talent from Canada and the U.S. on display in front of Collegiate coaches from across the Pacific Northwest.

The U17 Kootenay Girls went undefeated through the weekend winning two games and tying two, while the U16 girls team played four games with three matches ending in draws and just one loss.

The U18 ‘Caps Girls meanwhile defeated the Vancouver Island Premier League U-18 1-0, on their way to two wins, one loss and a tie.

“The soccer and the style that these players played with was amazing to watch,” said Associate Head Coach Brett Adams. “The development that the Whitecaps coaching has given the players in the last three years is starting to show.”

Adams’ role with the Academy has recently changed. The former regional head coach was appointed Associate Head Coach of the Whitecaps FC Academies across Canada, and while still based out of Nelson, the Nottingham, Eng. native does a lot more traveling to visit Academies across the country.