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Eric Tasker Inducted into Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame!
Eric "Mr. Soccer" Tasker, Co-Founder and President of the Okanagan Challenge Soccer Club was inducted posthumously in the Builder category of the Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame.
The Okanagan Challenge Soccer Club will not be fielding a team in the Pacific Coast League this coming soccer season. The Board has faced many retirements this year and has been unable to find replacements for those pivotal positions. It has also become more and more difficult to raise the necessary funding required to cover travel expenses, practice fields and equipment in order to stay competitive within the League.
The Okanagan Challenge founded in 1989 has participated in the PCSL for 23 years and is proud of its many achievements - oft-times play-off finalists, winners, league champions, J.F. Kennedy Cup winners, which is a competition among the champions of Washington and Oregon States, and British Columbia. The team’s founder now deceased; Eric Tasker was inducted into The Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 under the Team Builder Category.
The club wishes to thank all the sponsors, businesses, and supporters over the 23 years, and of course appreciate the hundreds of players who have worn the Challenge red and white strip.
The Board regrets their decision for this Season and is hopeful that the soccer enthusiasts of the area will be able in the near future to field an Okanagan team to participate in the Pacific Coast Soccer League, which is the top level of amateur soccer in Western Canada.
Okanagan Challenge Men’s Soccer Club
2012 Board Members
The 2012 version of the Okanagan Challenge Alumni Game and Dinner took place last Sunday (June 24th) and was well attended. The game was great fun and the Dinner raised a lot of money for the Challenge's season. For more details and pictures please click on Alumni Game Page
Please note, the June 30th game at the Apple Bowl against Port Coquitlam has been cancelled!
Port Coquitlam had to forfeit the game. The Okanagan Challenge will be awarded the full three points for the match.
We thank you for your continued support and our next home game is Saturday, July 14th vs Victoria United at 7:00 pm
Please note, the May 26th game at the Apple Bowl has been rescheduled for 5:00pm, not 7:00pm.
Thanks for understanding.
Sunday, 24 June 2012 - Fundraising Event
Sunday, 24 June 2012 - Tasker Cup Game, Challenge v Alumni
UBC Okanagan has joined forces with the Okanagan Challenge Soccer Club to assist in the development of the top level men’s soccer players in the region.
The Okanagan Challenge will continue to play in the Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL), a national amateur men’s soccer league, which features teams from British Columbia and the Northwestern United States.
April 11th, 12th and 17th - 5:00pm to 6:30pm at Noni’s turf field at UBC O.
Any players that are interested in participating with the Okanagan Challenge are required to send an email with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Players that have potential to compete will start pre -season training the following week.