Thunder recognized by BMO

Surrey youth soccer team wins Team of the Week contest

Thunder recognized by BMO

A local girls under-12 soccer team has won cash and prizes in the BMO Team of the Week contest.

Coast FC Thunder was announced as the fifth of 15 winners to be named this season. The Thunder will receive a $500 team prize, $500 to be donated to the charity of their choice, BMO Team of the Week tracksuits, and a celebration in the team’s honour at a local BMO branch.

“From the first team cheer to the final handshake, Thunder plays each game with true athleticism regardless of the outcome,” said Coastal FC Thunder coach Geoff Killam. “Thank you to my fellow coaches, family members and the community for their continued support and encouragement. We are proud to be named BMO Team of the Week.”

BMO Team of the Week recognizes youth soccer teams (age 7-12) across Canada that demonstrate team pride, spirit, community commitment and passion for the game.

Fifteen teams will be selected as BMO Team of the Week. Each of the weekly winners will then vie for the title of 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion. The Champion will be determined by the Canadian public who can vote daily online at from August 5-19 for the team they feel is most deserving of the award.

“Coastal FC Thunder’s dedication and passion extends beyond the field, to the community at large,” said Henry Donkers of BMO (Bank of Montreal).

“It’s inspiring to see that in such a young group, and that is what this program aims to recognize.”

Surrey North Delta Leader