After extensive and careful consideration and consultation, it is with deep regret that The Nations Cup Tournament Committee has made the difficult decision to officially CANCEL the 2020 Nations Cup Soccer Tournament.
As everyone is aware, the global health crisis created by covid-19 has brought about unprecedented circumstances forcing unexpected challenges and changes. Unfortunately, given the information available to us at this time, along with Provincial and Federal medical guidance, we have determined it is in the best interest of players, spectators, volunteers, vendors, and suppliers alike that we cancel the 2020 Tournament.
We are hopeful that we will be able resume this important local community event next year and thank you all for your patience and understanding as we worked toward making this difficult decision. We look forward to making arrangement for the 2021 Tournament as circumstances allow.
In the meantime, our hearts go out to all those who are directly and indirectly affected by this pandemic and although the Tournament will not take place this year, the Nations Cup Committee is pledging to donate funds to the Richmond Food Bank during this critical time of need, as well as continuing our usual annual donation to Richmond KidSport.
We encourage our Nations Cup community members to also find ways to give back to those in need during these challenging times.
On behalf of the Nations Cup Soccer Tournament Committee, be safe and be strong.
The Nations Cup Soccer Society proudly presents The 41st (2020) Annual Nations Cup Soccer Tournament. The Nations Cup is recognized by players and spectators alike as one of the foremost amateur men's and women's soccer tournaments in Western Canada. This year's tournament is slated to take place July 17, 18, and 19, 2020 in Richmond, BC.
This unique concept of grouping players based on their ethnic backgrounds and/or countries of origin creates an exciting atmosphere that provides a platform for people throughout the community to express their ethnic pride. Teams representing countries such as China, India, Caribbean, England, Italy, Germany, Iran, and Scotland, just to name a few, are comprised of elite players from throughout the Province to compete for the coveted "Nations Cup" trophy.
With 1,100 participants and averaging over 5,000 spectators over the course of the weekend, the tournament provides a vibrant showcase for some of our province's finest soccer talent, having included such notable local soccer talent as Randy Samuel, David Norman, John Catliffe, Jeff Clarke, Steve Kindell, Dave Morris, Jason Jordan, Paul Daily, and Guido Titotto.
With separate sections for Open Age Men, Open Age Women, Over 30 Men, Over 38 Men, Over 45 Men, and Over 52 Men, the tournament allows players from various age groups to compete in this exciting and entertaining event.
Come on out, enjoy the pitch-side beer garden and international food vending area, show your colours, wave your flags, and be a part of the Nations Cup!
The Nations Cup Committee has recently been advised by the City of Richmond that the turf fields at HUGH BOYD sports complex will be undergoing a resurfacing in late July of 2019. As such, in order to avoid disruption and use of alternate facilities, The Nations Cup Committee is announcing revised dates for the 2019 Tournament: Nations Cup 2019 to take place on July 12, 13, and 14, 2019
We know that he website has previously stated that the tournament would be on the 19th, 20th, and 21st but we are forced to change due to the field resurfacing. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but hope that all participants and supporters can adjust to accommodate the new dates.
The Nations Cup Committee