Bainbridge Island Football Club’s 2013 Island Cup
This weekend (August 23-25), the Bainbridge Island Football Club’s 2013 Island Cup soccer tournament will kick-off (literally!) on fields across the Island. Now in its third year, the BIFC Island Cup brings approximately 1,000 junior kickers from U9-U14 divisions for the fun three-day event.
The tournament is open to Washington Youth Soccer teams, as well as club and youth teams from the U.S. and Canada. Although most of the participating teams are from the Greater Puget Sound area, squads from as far away as Oregon and British Columbia will participate in this year’s tournament. Games will take place at four sites – Battle Point Park (fields 1-5), Sands Field, Woodward Middle School and Sakai Intermediate School. For details, visit the BIFC 2013 Island Cup page.
This year, Bainbridge Island Lodging Association partnered with BIFC. Every Island Cup participant will find a copy of BILA’s new brochure in their registration packet, as well as a flyer detailing a special deal for return visitors. For Island Cup families who return to Bainbridge Island between October 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014, participating Island inns will offer a ten percent discount, based on availability. Both BILA and BIFC hope that the partnership will encourage repeat visitors to Bainbridge Island.
Bill Lesko, BIFC’s Vice President of Select, hopes players will make the most of their Island Cup weekend:
Bainbridge Island Football Club (BIFC) welcomes all players, coaches and families to the 2013 Island Cup Soccer Tournament. Whether you decide to stay for the entire weekend or make it day trips, Bainbridge Island offers you and your families a wonderful soccer experience while you visit our community and cheer on your kids. Good luck to all the teams and wishing you a weekend of fun and competitive soccer!
Established in 1983, BIFC promotes the love of the game of soccer by providing quality player and coach training and appropriate competition for all ages and abilities in a safe and supportive environment, while developing the highest standards of player growth and fair play.