A long and committed journey through the youth development path has culminated with Tsawwassen teen Jack Chadd helping his Fraser Valley team capture the U16 championship in the B.C. Premier Soccer League.
Fraser Valley trimmed Mountain United in a penalty shootout in the championship game played the National Soccer Development Centre at UBC. The age group cup finals culminated the high performance league phase two season. Play will start up again in the new year.
Chadd came through what was known as the Tsawwassen Soccer Club’s Tim Bits grassroots program at the time before shifting over to Ladner Boys to play for the Ladner Celtic Division One team until he was 13. That’s when the central defender joined Coastal F.C. — initially to play Metro before making the jump to Premier.
It was back in January when the South Delta Secondary student joined Fraser Valley to be part of a memorable season that included a trip to San Sebastian, Spain in June where a tournament run concluded with a quarter-final loss to the eventual champion. As one of just two teams from Canada participating, the boys marched into the opening ceremonies waving the Canadian flag at Real Sociad Arena.
Chadd is looking forward to returning to Fraser Valley for his U17 year and potentially earning a berth to the national championships, slated for Prince Edward Island.