Vancouver Whitecaps coaches ran prospects through drills on Sunday afternoon at Nelson's Lakeside soccer pitches.

Whitecaps look to Nelson area for talent

The Vancouver Whitecaps FC opened their evaluations for the Whitecaps FC Kootenay Prospects Academy this past weekend

The Vancouver Whitecaps FC opened their evaluations for the Whitecaps FC Kootenay Prospects Academy this past weekend at Nelson’s Lakeside soccer pitches.

Boys and girls ages U10 to U18 had the opportunity to be evaluated for selection and invitation to the Kootenay Prospects program, which will include up to four boys and four girls training groups with 16 to 20 players per training group.

The program was run by Whitecaps FC Okanagan regional head coach David Broadhurst.

The second round of evaluations go next weekend at Lakeside.

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