COVID takes toll on P.G. adult soccer league; season canceled

There will be no adult soccer this year on the outdoor fields.

The Prince George Soccer Association has cancelled the 2020 season for the women’s and men’s leagues, citing safety concerns related to the pandemic.

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“Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation and with the province still in Phase 1 return to play we believe it is in the best interest of our members’ safety and our responsibility to our community that we have decided to cancel,” said PGSA media relations director Michele David.

“The board of directors has worked diligently with the City of Prince George, BC Soccer and Via Sport to create possible plans for a safe return to play. As Via Sport and BC Soccer have yet to confidently move into Phase 2 we are unable to transition into competitive play.  We will continue developing a plan moving forward for the 2021 season.”

“We wish our community and families continued good health. We look forward to hearing the sound of  voices on the soccer fields next year.”

Last year the league had 15 women’s teams (four in Division 1, five in Division 2, six in Division 2B). while there were 16 men’s teams (eight in Division 1, four in Division 2, four in 45-plus), as well as 35-player over-50 men’s group.

The league plays its games at North Cariboo Field and the adjacent Michelle Lamarche Field.

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