The Nations Cup Committee is pleased to announce that preparations are now underway to host The 2023 Nations Cup Soccer Tournament, July 14th – 16th, 2023 in Richmond, B.C.
We welcome all players, managers, officials, suppliers, and spectators alike to prepare to once again be a part of western Canada’s greatest amateur soccer tournament. All Team managers will be contacted soon to confirm their interest in securing a spot.
Current guidance from federal and provincial public health authorities is once again allowing sporting events and public gatherings. As such, we plan to run the tournament in the same general format as was done pre-pandemic. The committee will closely monitor government policies on a regular basis and advise if any changes or alterations to our plans are necessary.
As many know, the pandemic has brought financial strain on many businesses, including those who have generously sponsored and supported the tournament in the past. Any business owners or individuals who would like to assist and support the tournament in any way (financially or otherwise) are welcomed to reach out to us directly for information on how the tournament can showcase your business to our followers.
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!
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