North Island soccer was well represented at the BC Senior Games, Aug. 23-24 in Burnaby, with two teams in the over 60 group and one team in the over 55 group.
A good calibre of soccer was played throughout the tournament and the competition was strong. Comox Valley players did well.
The over 60 A team won the gold, with three local players contributing in a big way, Allan Jackson scored with a beautiful curled shot that fooled the goalie completely. Laurence Gerritsen scored with a hard drive into the low right corner that proved to be unstoppable. Doug Hillian played a very strong defensive game.
The over 60 B team also played very well and took home the bronze medal, winning their last game 1-0.
The over 55 tournament was fiercely competitive, with our local players giving it their all, but they unfortunately lost 1-0 in the bronze medal game. In the end everyone played their favourite game and a good time was had by all, a spokesperson said.