Whitecaps FC welcome 17 new players into Residency program

New group part of club’s Pre-Residency structure

Richard Grootscholten talking

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Photo by Bob Frid/Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have welcomed 17 new players into the Residency program for their first day of training on Monday as part of the club’s new Pre-Residency structure.

“We’re really excited to bring in a very talented young group,” said Richard Grootscholten, Whitecaps FC Residency technical director and head coach. “To have these players in now with several months of training during summer weather will be very beneficial.”

As part of this new structure, Whitecaps FC will now have three Pre-Residency teams: U-13, U-14 and U-15. This is in addition to the club’s U-16 and U-18 Residency squads.

The addition of these 17 new players born in 2000 and 2001 (listed below) forms the core of the U-13 squad. Players were selected through extensive scouting from Whitecaps FC coaching staff, Prospects programming, and through final evaluations of player combines held by each of the eight EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League clubs. Evaluations were conducted with support from BC Soccer Development staff who assisted with providing information, guidelines and scouting, as well as with gracious cooperation from all clubs involved.

For more information on the Whitecaps FC Residency program, visit http://club.whitecapsfc.com/residency.

Fname

Lname

2011-12 Community Club

Birth Year

Hometown

Patrick

Ainge

North Vancouver FC

2000

North Vancouver, BC

Jude

Barrow

Vancouver United FC

2000

Vancouver, BC

Miles

Gailiunas

North Vancouver FC

2001

North Vancouver, BC

Alessandro

Hojabrpour

Coquitlam Metro Ford SC

2000

Burnaby, BC

Evan

Ince

North Vancouver FC

2000

North Vancouver, BC

Eryk

Kobza

North Vancouver FC

2001

North Vancouver, BC

Dusan

Mitrovic

Coquitlam Metro Ford SC

2000

New Westminster, BC

Nikolas

Papakyriakopoulos

Coquitlam Metro Ford SC

2000

New Westminster, BC

Filip

Rakic

Italian Canadian Sports Federation (ICSF)

2000

Burnaby, BC

Trevor

Schneider

Coquitlam Metro Ford SC

2000

Coquitlam, BC

Rob

Schrack

Surrey United SC

2000

Surrey, BC

Travis

Selje

Surrey United SC

2000

Surrey, BC

Tristan

Torresan

Italian Canadian Sports Federation (ICSF)

2001

North Vancouver, BC

Sidrit

Vukaj

Surrey United SC

2000

Surrey, BC

Nikolas

White

Port Moodly Soccer Club

2001

Port Moody, BC

Julien

Yanou

Vancouver United FC

2000

Vancouver, BC

Trevor

Zanatta

Coquitlam Metro Ford SC

2000

Coquitlam, BC