Twenty-two Lower Island Soccer Association female players between the ages of six and 10 will be part of the player escort team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup final match in Vancouver on July 5.

Twenty-two Lower Island Soccer Association female players between the ages of six and 10 will be part of the player escort team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup final match in Vancouver on July 5.

Victoria youth set for World Cup in Vancouver

22 players from Lower Island Soccer Association part of player escort team

Twenty-two Lower Island Soccer Association female players between the ages of six and 10 will be part of the player escort team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup final match in Vancouver on July 5.

“We are excited to give 22 Lower Island Soccer Association players the dream of a lifetime,” says Tim Satterford association president.

“We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality soccer experience in our community and this definitely meets the criteria.”

From approximately 1,400 eligible female players aged six to ten years old; 22 were selected and received their FIFA training last weekend to prepare them for their big match.

All 10 of Lower Island Soccer Clubs are represented in the selection.

Below is a list of the selected players and their Lower Island Soccer Association club:

Alice Pilling, Naomi Hogg, Sophie Hayes, Molly Andulajevic, Audrey Compton and Cate Pontefract of Bays United; Rowan Picard, Kennedy Aleck, and Kaylynn Rowlings of Cowichan Valley Soccer Association; Sophie Mallory of Gorge Soccer Association; Kerstina Adams of Juan de Fuca Soccer Association; Alegria Massa and Claire Grbavec of Lakehill Soccer Association; Caitlyn O’Shaughnessy and Tillie Curtis of Prospect Lake Soccer Club; Darya Rabbani, Elise Fontes, Amanda Moreira and Jordyn Smyth of Saanich Fusion Football Club; Megan Lizotte of Salt Spring Island Youth Soccer Club; and Xanthe Evans of Sooke Soccer Club.