Twenty-one teams competed in the 26th Invitational International Masters soccer tournament. (Photo courtesy of Juan de Fuca Masters FC)

26th Invitational International Masters Soccer Tournament continues to thrill

Victoria Athletics claim men’s over 60 championship

Soccer fans had the opportunity to watch talented local teams as well as teams from the Interior, other provinces, and even the United States compete during the Labour Day long weekend.

The three-day tournament, held at West Shore Parks and Recreation in Colwood, saw a total of 21 teams compete in various age categories ranging from over 35 to over 60, as well as an open draw.

Juan de Fuca tournament co-ordinator, Gus Uriegas said his highlight of the tournament is the same each year.

“Playing soccer and at the end of the day, sitting around with many friends and telling tales of yesterday with a wonderful setting.”

In the men’s over 60 final, the Victoria Athletics came out on top with a 3-1 victory over Bays United.

Other results included Gorge Div. 1 shutting out JDF 1-0 to win the men’s open draw, while the men’s over 35 title went to JDF Alliance as they defeated the Seattle Sarengheti also by a score of 1-0.

Bellevue FTI took the men’s over 40 championship beating Royal Bay FC 2-0.

Bellevue FTI would capture another crown in the men’s over 55 division with a 3-0 win over San Diego Poway.

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