Pinnacles FC opens the 2022 Spring Soccer Season

Penticton BC; April 13, 2022

 

It’s April, everyone is excited about the Canadian Men’s National team qualifying for the World Cup, and soccer is back in full force in the South Okanagan.

 

Pinnacles FC kicked off the 2022 Spring Soccer season Saturday, April 9 in the House level at King’s Park in Penticton, Dale Meadows Park in Summerland,Tuc El Nuit School in Oliver and Kinsmen Park in Osoyoos.

 

As of Wednesday morning, 1,515 youth had signed up for the Pinnacles FC spring soccer season, which includes the communities of Summerland, Oliver, Osoyoos, Keremeos and Penticton. By comparison, in the Spring Season prior to the start of the COVID pandemic, 1,295 youth registered for soccer.

 

It’s been a long and hard few years for everyone, and as the restrictions lift, it’s very exciting to have children and youth back on the field connecting with old friends and making new ones while playing the game they love,” said Alan Helm, recently elected to the position of Chairperson for Pinnacles FC. “It’s a remarkable time for soccer in this country, both for women and men, and to see this inspire our kids to get involved is fantastic.The Pinnacles have a long history in the South Okanagan and it’s been terrific to see the continued support for youth sport.

 

Joining Helm on the PFC board are Vice-Chair Micheal Strain, Treasurer Micheal Funk,and Directors Mary Kampman, Erin Carlson, Jill Chisholm, Rene Buttar, Cindy Hernandez, Julie Orban and Tim Hodgkinson. All were elected at the AGM held March 17.

Also new to Pinnacles FC is Dale Cory, who has taken over as Sports Administrator.

Darla Roy has joined Pinnacles FC as office assistant.

 

Pinnacles FC is pleased to welcome back longtime head coach Manuel Borba, who will handle the boys teams. “It’s fantastic to be out here – the smell of the grass and the fresh air. This is the way the game should be. It’s great to be back outside,” said Borba. “It’s not the carpet like you have inside the Sportsplex. But everybody’s in the same boat. We’re just getting used to the grass and the field and being out here.”

 

Jacquie Hertlein has joined the Pinnacles as girls head coach. “As the newly-appointed girls head coach, I’m extremely ecstatic to be working with our young female players and continue to work on player development. The girls will be surrounded by qualified coaches who understand we are building a fire in our young players and every day they train we are adding fuel to their fire,” said Hertlein, who has been involved in coaching for more than 15 years and is currently the assistant coach of the SAIT Trojans women’s soccer team in the Alberta Conference Athletic Association. “My goal as the head coach is to inspire, motivate and empower these young ladies and to provide the pathway to not only fall in love with the game but to ‘Play for Life’.”

 

Pinnacles FC has District teams competing in the boys U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18 divisions, and in girls U-12, U-14 and U-17 divisions.

They will play weekend games at King’s Park as per the TOYDA schedule.

 

All teams will be off through the Easter weekend. Saturday games in all our communities will resume April 23.

 

There is still time to sign up for spring soccer and get rostered to a team. 

 

Please check out: pinnaclesfc.ca.

 

Dale Cory

Pinnacles FC Sports Administrator

pinnaclesfc.office1@gmail.com

778-476-5888

Pinnaclesfc.ca