Youth soccer celebrates success with a festival

Barriere Youth Soccer Association have just finished their first season

Youth soccer.

Youth soccer.

By Chris Matthews

President, Barriere Youth Soccer Association

We have just finished our first season of youth soccer. We wrapped the season up with a soccer festival, which included games, a barbecue, and prizes. The season was a great success and very well received by the community.

We would like to thank all of our players for their participation, volunteer coaches, parents, and the community for their involvement and support. A special thank you to the District of Barriere, Thompson Nicola Regional District, Barriere Lion’s Club, and the North Thompson Recreation Society for their financial contributions.

Also, a big thank you to the following for their contributions and donations to our festival: Kamloops Blazers Hockey, Hansport, Lil’ Monkeys Treehouse, Safeway, BC Wildlife Park, Chinook Cove Golf, Barriere IDA, Barriere AG Foods, Val Williams, Bugera Investments, Interior Savings, Gilbert Smith, Di-Wrecked Salvage, and the District of Barriere.

Now that we have soccer in Barriere we would like to see it grow and hope it will continue to be a popular sport in our community.  So hopefully with everyone’s participation and community support we can carry on providing a fun, safe, inclusive soccer program for years to come. The sky’s the limit!

We welcome everyone’s feedback and comments.  Anyone interested in coaching, helping or becoming a director of our organization can contact us by phone (250) 672-0350, or email:

Thanks Barriere!