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The Burnaby Soccer Club was awarded $1,000 to host the Open Spring Soccer Event

The Burnaby Soccer Club was awarded $1,000 to host the Open Spring Soccer Event

Burnaby's top-flight amateur soccer club is also gearing up for its inaugural League1 BC season.

Canada Soccer has selected 100 organizations across the country for funding to host its spring free kick event – give it a try.

Burnaby FC is one of them.

The black and gold will welcome new soccer players to Canada to test their skills and celebrate integration at a camp scheduled to be scheduled sometime before May 31.

The club receives a $1,000 slice of the $100,000 pool as part of Football Canada's Grassroots Development Grants and the Canadian government's Community Sports for All initiative.

“Through Canadian Football Free Kicks – Try It, clubs from coast to coast across the country are encouraged to foster a safe, fun and welcoming environment for Canada’s new participants in the beautiful game,” said Soccer Canada President Charmaine Crooks. In a press release.

“With more than $1.2 million invested in our sport through support from the Government of Canada, Canadian Football can help build on programs that support our youth, coaches, referees and emerging leaders so they can positively impact and grow within the sport they love.”

The Burnaby Soccer Club was one of 15 British Columbia-based organizations to receive the grant.

League1 BC update

Meanwhile, the franchise is preparing for its inaugural season in League1 BC next month.

Burnaby Football Club was promoted to the highest level of semi-professional soccer in the province in early February and will compete in both the women's and men's divisions.

The home opener is set for April 28 against the Victoria Highlanders at Burnaby Lake West Field #5; Women at 1 pm and men at 3:30 pm

“We hope our local community will support,” Burnaby FC spokeswoman Heather Moffat said.

The teams will play seven home games in the 2024 season, all doubleheaders, and have the capacity to welcome up to 500 fans to each game.

For more information, including season tickets and prices, you can Visit the Burnaby FC website.

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