Burnaby Sport Park was filled with more than 1,200 young soccer players during the Easter long weekend competing in the first SX Easter Invitational, presented by Sport Burnaby.
Approximately 80 boys and girls teams from the Lower Mainland, other parts of B.C. and Alberta took part in the tournament. They competed in various categories including U10, U12, U13 and U14 (development and premier teams) over three days.
Sport Burnaby partnered with E11ven Management Inc. to deliver this tournament.
“With top facilities and local expertise, Burnaby Sport Park is a great place to host this type of tournament,” said Chris Murphy, managing director of E11even Management Inc. “Burnaby knows what we need to stage a event of this magnitude and we were happy with the outcome – providing a well-organized, professionally-managed amateur sport experience for the participants.”
He added tournament organizers, with the support of Sport Burnaby and the City of Burnaby, were able to deliver what he called a “boutique event” for everyone involved. “Having great contacts in Burnaby who understand our goals for this type of tournament really helps,” said Murphy.
This was the first soccer tournament of its kind in Burnaby for this age group at this time of the year – a big event with so many teams all at one venue. And based on its success, organizers are looking at ways to incorporate this tournament into the spring competition calendar next year.
All games were played at Burnaby Sport Park (Field Complex West). More details about the SX Easter Invitational are available here.