Port Moody Soccer Club’s AC Selects team is off to a strong start this season after winning the under-15 Metro Selects division of the SX
International Cup in Coquitlam last weekend.
The team went 2-0-1 in the preliminary round and finished first in their pool before facing a strong Cliff Ave United squad in the championship game.
After a hard-fought first half that ended 0-0, the team came out strong in the second and were rewarded with a goal from Aaron Colbourne. Two more from Ethan Gaddu put the game out of reach for Cliff Ave. The club fell 3-0 and the Coquitlam team were SX Cup champions.
The club also consists of Patrick Ruszczyk, Tye Engmann, Ethan Gaddu, Farzad Rajabali, Colin Montgomery, Kai Vockeroth, Matthew Naidu, Niko Korzeniecki, Ethan Turner, Aaron Colbourne, Gavin McMahon, Thomas Hughes, Taylor Mortin, Josef Knittel, Steven Ono, Carsen Maurice, Alonso Alva and Adam Bergen.
But the squad isn’t finished yet.
The team is busy preparing to defend the three titles they won last season, including the under-14 Metro-Select League Cup, the under-14 Coastal A Cup and the under-14 Provincial A Cup.
The Selects have also begun fundraising for a planned trip to Europe in the summer of 2016, where they are expected to compete against some talented European Academy teams.
The Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club Villa under-16 boys team went undefeated at the SX International Cup Tournament last weekend in the gold divisions.
The club defeated the Richmond Gunners 4-0 in the finals to secure the championship.