Dario Zanatta has recently signed a 2 year contract with the Heart of Midlothian Football Club, commonly known as Hearts and has moved to Edinburgh to join the U20 squad. Zanatta, son of KU’s Technical Director, Dante Zanatta, has been one of Kelowna United’s youth soccer coaches at their local Summer Camps for the past 3 years. No doubt his enthusiasm for the game and his success in landing this international contract will serve to motivate other young players who aspire to play professionally, demonstrating firsthand that hard work and determination do pay off! Congratulations Dario! Read more here.
Kelowna United Teams were HOT on the weekend as they competed in the Provincial B finals. The U14 and U16 Girls brought home the Gold! The U15G and U18B bagged the Silver and the U13B and U16B wrapped up the Bronze! The U13G finished up 5th in their division. Overall, it was an exciting weekend for the club with the first 3 days determining the finalists for the medal games.
Read the reported results from the weekend here
Congrats again to the U11 Fire! The Club has received confirmation that the Hardship Fund cheque from Bell is on it’s way. Bell recently released a public statement regarding the contest and the win. Read on for more contest details and what Bell had to say in their recent announcement!
The KU U16 Boys headed to Bellingham on the weekend to compete in the U17/18 Premier Division in the Baker Blast tournament. They returned undefeated as the Division Champions! Congratulations guys!
The U16 boys were undefeated with 3 shut-out games to advance to the semi-final. Goals by Taylor Piche, Sammy Stringer, Connor Sandrin, and Oliver Perry along with strong support, defense, and goal keeping in these three preliminary games carried the team into the Sunday semi-finals. In the semi-final a nil/nil tie led to two 5 minute overtime periods. After no goals in the overtime the game was decided by a shootout. Kelowna keeper Liam Gallagher and Kelowna’s shooters Taylor Piche, Oliver Perry, Connor Sandrin, and Keatin Colegrave triumphed in the shootout – advancing the team to the finals.
Kelowna United Teams are heading for the Provincials!
The U13, U14, 15 & 16 Girls as well as the U13 Boys (Team #2), U16 & U18 Boys will all be representing the Thompson Okanagan July 9th – 12th as they battle for the Provincial B Cup Title in their respective age groups. Based on the action from this past weekend of qualifiers, it will be an exciting event! Provincials for the Girls will be hosted in Nelson while the U13 – 15 Boys will head to Hundred Mile House. Penticton will host the U16 – 18 Boys. Congratulations to all of the KU teams on a very successful season! Good Luck to those continuing on to the Provincials! Read more on the weekend results here.