The captain of the U18 Kootenay South boys celebrates after a victory in the Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament at Lakeside park on Saturday. The tournament took place on Saturday and Sunday. The U18 KYSYA boys were defeated in the final by the U17 Nelson Selects. Photo: Jake Sherman

PHOTOS: Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament returns

Terry Walgren was a longtime player and coach in Nelson

After it was cancelled last year due to wildfire smoke, this year’s annual Terry Walgren Memorial Soccer Tournament brought together over 48 teams of boys and girls from across the West and East Kootenay to play the beautiful game.

Teams in six divisions competed for the top prize over the weekend. Those divisions included under-14 boys and girls, U16 boys and girls, and U18 boys and girls.

Teams from Nelson brought home five medals, and three golds.

Terry Walgren, who the tournament is named for, was a longtime Nelson player and coach who succumbed to cancer in 2003.

Find the results below:

U14 Girls:

Gold: Nelson Selects U14

Silver: KSYSA U14

U16 Girls:

Gold: KSYSA U16

Silver: Nelson Selects U15

U18 Girls:

Gold: KEYSA U18

Silver: Nelson Selects U17

U14 Boys:

Gold: Nelson Selects U13

Silver: KSYSA U14

U16 Boys:

Gold: KSYSA U16

Silver: KEYSA U15

U18 Boys:

Gold: Nelson Selects U17

Silver: KSYSA U18


A U17 Nelson Selects player in the Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament lines up a throw in on Saturday at Lakeside Park. Photo: Jake Sherman

A member of Kootenay South lines up a corner kick on Saturday at Lakeside Park. Photo: Jake Sherman

A coach briefs his players before the kids take to the pitch on Saturday. Photo: Jake Sherman

U8 Ambler competes against Balfour Auto Body in a house-league game that took place during the Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament at Lakeside Park on Saturday. Photo: Jake Sherman

Kootenay South and Columbia Valley U18 boys compete in the Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament on Saturday at Lakeside park. Photo: Jake Sherman

U6 Railtown shake hands with Bowick electric after they competed in a house-league game during the Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament at Lakeside Park on Saturday. Photo: Jake Sherman

The U17 Nelson Selects took home first place over the weekend at the Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament held at Lakeside Park. (Submitted)

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