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Truro soccer players training, competing at Vancouver Whitecaps events

Olivia Krzywonos, Leah Adams and Makenna Bowser play soccer with Team Nova Scotia and are attending camps and tournaments in British Columbia this spring with professional soccer team Vancouver Whitecaps.
Olivia Krzywonos, Leah Adams and Makenna Bowser play soccer with Team Nova Scotia and are attending camps and tournaments in British Columbia this spring with professional soccer team Vancouver Whitecaps.

TRURO, N.S. – Three Truro athletes are attending camps and tournaments hosted by a professional soccer team in British Columbia.

Olivia Krzywonos and Makenna Bowser are currently in Richmond, B.C., with Soccer Nova Scotia’s U13 and U14 teams until March 25, and Leah Adams will be in Surrey from April 12 to 18 with the U15s from Nova Scotia.

“It’s a great opportunity to learn and improve and I’m really excited to represent Nova Scotia,” said Adams, who has played for Nova Scotia before at Atlantics and travelled to Montreal for training camps before.

Bowser was looking forward to the high level of competition.

“We’ll be competing against really good players out there, there will be a lot of good players on the field,” she said.

Soccer Nova Scotia and the associations in six other provinces have development agreements with the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club, one of three Canadian teams in the 22-team Major League Soccer.

British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, P.E.I. and Newfoundland also have boys and girls teams at U13 U14 combine in Richmond, B.C.

The combine is intended to provide high potential players from across Canada a chance to compete against players of similar ability but also to identify players for consideration for elite development programs with the Whitecaps and the Canadian Soccer Association.

The combine includes two days of training and then a four-day tournament.

Over 100 university scouts

In April, Nova Scotia’s U15 girls will also be competing at the Whitecaps FC Showcase Tournament. Playing in the tournament will be 100 elite teams from Canada and the U.S., including boys and girls ages U15 to U18.

The tournament gives players a chance to demonstrate their talents and skills in front of 150 university and college scouts from across the U.S. and Canada and Whitecaps development staff.

Olivia Krzywonos and Makenna Bowser are currently in Richmond, B.C., with Soccer Nova Scotia’s U13 and U14 teams until March 25, and Leah Adams will be in Surrey from April 12 to 18 with the U15s from Nova Scotia.

“It’s a great opportunity to learn and improve and I’m really excited to represent Nova Scotia,” said Adams, who has played for Nova Scotia before at Atlantics and travelled to Montreal for training camps before.

Bowser was looking forward to the high level of competition.

“We’ll be competing against really good players out there, there will be a lot of good players on the field,” she said.

Soccer Nova Scotia and the associations in six other provinces have development agreements with the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club, one of three Canadian teams in the 22-team Major League Soccer.

British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, P.E.I. and Newfoundland also have boys and girls teams at U13 U14 combine in Richmond, B.C.

The combine is intended to provide high potential players from across Canada a chance to compete against players of similar ability but also to identify players for consideration for elite development programs with the Whitecaps and the Canadian Soccer Association.

The combine includes two days of training and then a four-day tournament.

Over 100 university scouts

In April, Nova Scotia’s U15 girls will also be competing at the Whitecaps FC Showcase Tournament. Playing in the tournament will be 100 elite teams from Canada and the U.S., including boys and girls ages U15 to U18.

The tournament gives players a chance to demonstrate their talents and skills in front of 150 university and college scouts from across the U.S. and Canada and Whitecaps development staff.

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