The Road to the National Championships Ends, but Good Memories Remain
It was a journey filled with exhilarating highs, but ultimately our Fraser Valley Premier Boys end their road to the National Championship tournament with a 1 – 0 loss to a very strong East Brampton Blades team. On a wind and rain-swept pitch only a single free-kick could separate the two teams.
Though the boys are disappointed now they will soon look back on this past week with pride, as they represented their club and province extraordinarily well and showed grit, determination, and drive in the face of tough competition. To reach a Canada Soccer national championship final is a great achievement, one that every player on that team can take credit for. They played with heart, they played with skill, and most of all they played for each other.
We are incredibly proud of what these boys have achieved in reaching the national championships. They should hold their heads high as they return from Moncton because their play epitomized the values of Fraser Valley Premier and Preston GM Langley FC.
We’re reminded today of a well-known quote by legendary English football manager Bill Nicholson. We’ll sign off from Moncton with his slightly edited words:
“It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we of Fraser Valley Premier have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory.”