CHRIS BENNETT JOINS PINNACLES FC
Pinnacles FC are both pleased and excited to announce that Chris Bennett will be taking on the job of being the head of all soccer development with the club. His job to oversee all soccer decisions within the club will put Pinnacles FC on a clear path to success.
For those not familiar with Chris’ resume, Bennett was an original member of the North American Soccer League’s Vancouver Whitecaps in 1974 and enjoyed a lengthy run as a member of the Canadian national team. He spent 12 years as a coach with the Canadian Soccer Association and in 2004 led the Whitecaps to the North American Women’s League title. In recent years he has headed up the Chris Bennett Soccer Academy in the Lower Mainland. In 2014 he became a Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame inductee. This summer, Chris has been coaching our local team which has been competing in the very tough Pacific Coast Soccer League.
Chris has grown to love the Okanagan, and upon seeing the facilities that we have here in Penticton Chris proclaimed that throughout his travels seeing and working with many different clubs, we have a premier training facility, one which is the envy of most clubs in this province.
One of Chris’ first tasks will be to oversee both the selection of players and appointment of coaches for the upcoming TOYSL season. These teams will compete in the Okanagan Valley against our rival towns. Selection for these teams will begin in September and is geared for players who want to bring their game to a higher level as well as those who have a goal of playing college soccer with a scholarship. We can also expect to see Chris’ involvement for players who just want to play recreational soccer. Under Chris’ direction coaches at all levels will become better equipped to teach the skills for both players and team development.
If you have questions or want to learn about what the exciting new season will be offering please visit our website at http://www.pinnaclesfc.ca or call the office at 778 476 5888.