A record season has scored the undefeated Seaton Sonics AA boys soccer team a shot at becoming B.C.’s best in their first big league appearance.
The Okanagan Valley Senior Champions will compete in the provincials Monday to Wednesday in Burnaby.
“The boys have had a great season, going undefeated (12-0) and head into the B.C. Championships as the AA Boys Soccer Okanagan Valley Champions for the first time in school history,” said Nathan Lee, W.L. Seaton Secondary athletic director.
“Not many teams have even won the valleys from Vernon,” said Lee.
The boys will face LV Rogers Bombers of Nelson and Sands Scorpions of Delta in pool play on Monday, and Brentwood College Blackhawks of Mill Bay in their final pool play game Tuesday before playoff action begins on Tuesday afternoon.
But the team needs a little help to reach the top.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up at http://www.gofundme.com/seaton-senior-boys-soccer-team
“This is the first time Seaton has gone in over 25 years to provincials, so this is a huge deal for our school and these boys,” said soccer mom Susan Aarts-Chinyanta, who is trying to raise funds for travel, hotel and food for the 17 teenage boys.
“We are scrambling so they don’t miss out, and me being a crazy soccer mom, I’m trying extra hard by begging for money,” said Aarts-Chinyanta, whose son Kenzel is on the team.
“It’s a bit embarrassing but I’ll do anything for these boys.”