Chilliwack soccer stars help Surrey United win provincial championship

Melissa Palmer, Joanna Gemmell and Breanne Weflen will now get to play in a national tournament.

Three Chilliwack soccer standouts helped Surrey United win a championship at the BC Soccer Premier League provincial finals.

Playoffs took place over the last three weekends.

Joanna Gemmell, Melissa Palmer and Breanne Weflen helped their U-17 team secure a bye through the first round by virtue of finishing first in regular season play (10-1-1 in 12 games).

Surrey United faced Mountain United FC (Burnaby/North Van) in a June 16 semi-final, and moved on with a 3-0 win.

The final against Coquitlam Ford FC was held Sunday at Cloverdale Athletic Park.

Surrey United won 4-2 and will now represent British Columbia at a U-18 national championship tournament in Prince Edward Island this October.

The Chilliwack three all go to high school at Sardis secondary and all three have post secondary soccer spots lined up. Palmer is slated to join the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades while Gemmell and Weflen head to Langley to play for the Trinity Western University Spartans.

Palmer is a defender. Breanne is a central midfielder and Gemmell is a striker.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

VIDEO: Learning begins with new indigenous name for Chilliwack school

Stito:s La:lam Toti:lt will open in September 2022 for students from K-8

VIDEO: Yarrow’s Corwin Drew in final four of Vancouver Whitecaps Academy skills competition

The soccer star is looking for community support to get him through the next round of online voting

Chilliwack students make slow return to classes

Less than 40 per cent of allowable density across the district on opening day

Chilliwack youth planning solidarity march against racism

Organizer hoping to ‘create a type of a energy in the city that we will not be silent about racism’

B.C. records four new COVID-19 cases, Abbotsford hospital outbreak cleared

Four senior home outbreaks also declared over, eight still active

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

New platform allows readers to make a one-time or ongoing donation to support local journalism

RCMP, coroner investigate murder-suicide on Salt Spring Island

Two dead, police say there is no risk to the public

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

Bateman program encourages people to sketch outside, connect with nature

#MyNatureSketch initiative encourages Canadians to become ‘bright-eyed three year olds’

Be cautious expanding COVID-19 bubble, Dr. Bonnie Henry tells B.C.

Senior homes stay off-limits as schools, businesses reopen

NDP getting COVID-19 wage subsidy ‘indirectly,’ B.C. Liberal leader says

B.C. NDP says Andrew Wilkinson is wrong about federal link

Most Read