Local youth soccer players pose together during their recent trip to Seattle with the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy.

Local youth soccer players pose together during their recent trip to Seattle with the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy.

Kootenay girls play in Seattle with Whitecaps Academy

The Vancouver Whitecaps Academy took three teams to Seattle made up of young women's soccer players from the Kootenay area.

For the Townsman

The Vancouver Whitecaps Academy took three teams to Seattle made up of young women’s soccer players from Nelson, Cranbrook, Trail, Castlegar, Invermere, Grand Forks, Fernie, and Kimberley.

They faced competition from teams across the United States and Canada.

The U-16 team, which was actually mostly a U-15 group, played four games, tying three and losing one. The U-17 girls went unbeaten, tying two and winning two.

The U-18 girls won two games, tied one, and lost one.

According to Brett Adams, the associate head coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy centers across Canada, the Kootenay girls “had an amazing show.”

“The soccer and the style that these players played with was amazing to watch,” Adams said in a release from the academy. “The development that the Whitecaps coaching has given the players in the last 3 years is starting to show.”