First annual Whitecaps FC Skills Challenge finale at the NSDC

Among more than 5,000 participants in Whitecaps FC camps across the country, 100 finalists were selected to take part in the first ever Whitecaps FC Skills Challenge finale at the National Soccer Development Centre last month.

Players were selected based on skills challenges performed at every Whitecaps FC camp this summer, and were selected based on their scores. Finalists travelled in from all over British Columbia, as well as Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.

This Skills Challenge finale consisted of a final series of skills events at the Whitecaps FC training centre, as well as tour of the facility for players and parents and two tickets to the ‘Caps MLS home match that weekend. As a special bonus, all finalists had the opportunity to be on the pitch during the opening ceremony of the MLS match as flag bearers.

While all players were successful in reaching the finale, the top 10 scores at the finale received a soccer ball autographed by Whitecaps FC players. 

The top ten players from the finale included:

Arjun Bristowe (Bowen Island)
Diya Kajla (Surrey)
Hannah Harper (Edmonton)
Cohen Hay (Canmore)
Alainah Lissimore (Abbotsford)
David Magnusson (Coquitlam)
Sonya Mehta (Edmonton)
James Pidutti (Vancouver)
Ethan Pitman (Medicine Hat)
Kyra Souch (Kaleden)

Take part in next year’s skills challenge by registering for a Whitecaps FC camp. For more information visit