In October Bonivital Soccer Club fielded an unprecedented five teams in the 2016 Club Nationals tournaments held across Canada All five of our teams performed well in their respective locations.
U14 Boys and U14 Girls
The U14 Boys earned a bronze medal, defeating Alberta 1-0 in the final game. The U14 Girls were unfortunate to only get 5th. In our big game against Ontario we lead for most of the match. A late equalizer by Ontraio knocked us out of the Bronze medal game on goal difference.
The U16 Boys were the class of their group and made it all the way to the gold medal game after a thrilling 1-0 win over Ontario. Playing the rescheduled final in Saskatoon, we hit the bar twice and had a goal disallowed and unfortunately lost 1-0. The U15 Girls would have played for 5th but got snowed out.
The U18 boys made it to the bronze medal game and were unfortunate to lose to BC in a very close game.
These results are outstanding with all five teams finishing no lower than 5th and three teams playing for medals. No other club in the country managed this. Congratulations to all coaches, players and managers involved with these teams for the class, effort and and belief they showed.
The Bonivital Soccer U16 PR1 Boys team, led by coach Tony Mazza, faced Edmonton Juventus in Saskatoon on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the Gold Medal match for the Sportchek Club Nationals Championship. On this frigid day, David Doe of Edmonton as well as the U17 National team, chipped in a goal at the 20 minute mark. The rest of the match featured many chances on both sides, including a goal by Bonivital that was called off by the referee. Unfortunately the game ended with a score of 1 - 0 for Edmonton, but a solid performance for the Bonivital team. Congratulations!
Registration for the indoor 2016/17 Goalkeeper Academy is now open. To register, click the red "Online Registration" button (upper right) and select the "2016/17 Indoor Goalkeeper Registration" form from the drop-down menu beneath the New Player Registration tab.
The Indoor Goalkeeper Academy comprises 12 Friday evening sessions from early November through to February. The early session, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, is for keepers ages 9 to 12. The later 6:30 to 7:30 pm session is for keepers ages 13 and up. All sessions are held at the Subway Soccer South on the University of Manitoba campus. The session dates are:
- November 4, 11, 18, 25
- December 2, 9, 16
- January 6, 13, 20, 27
- February 3
Bonivital Soccer Club offers a subsidy for a limited number of goalkeeper academy registrations. To be eligible for the subsidy, you must be currently registered on a Bonivital team competing in the indoor season, AND be at least 12 years old. Players who receive the subsidy will have the funds applied to or credited against their registration fee.
If you have any questions regarding the indoor goalkeeper academy program please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BVSC U12 Girls came together at the beginning of the 2016 outdoor season and the coaches Tony Fonseca and Kevin Dick quickly got to work, getting the girls working as a team. This was highlighted by a Gold Medal win at the Tri-City tournament in Fargo, N.D. against teams with many strong and some older US girls' teams. The team finished the tournament 4-1-0, with the Gold Medal game being a strong 3-0 finish. This tournament was a confidence booster for all the girls, who this month went on to win gold in the East St. Paul tournament with a 2-0 final game score. It has been a great year of development for this group of girls with the spirited, engaging and fun coaching of Tony and Kevin.
Bonivital Soccer Club apparel and accessories are available for purchase at the Home Run Sports web store. To view the online inventory, click on the link below. Unlike in past years, no access code is required.
Note the closing deadline for the store and plan your purchases accordingly. After the deadline all orders will be processed, and the store will remain closed for several days.