European Football School camp sees record numbers in Williams Lake

More than 110 soccer players were sharpening their skills last week during the European Football School camp.

The Vancouver-based EFS has loyally brought its talented coaching staff to Williams Lake, including head coach Saibo Talic and his son, Amar Talic, for the past 14 years teaching skills and tactical knowledge of the game to youth soccer players.

“This is the biggest numbers we’ve had in Williams Lake,” Amar said. “It’s a great turnout from all ages — six all the way to 18, and it’s great to see lots of goalkeepers this year.”

Hansen to take soccer talents to Holland

Eighteen-year-old Justin Hansen is travelling to play in the soccer hotbed of Holland.

In May, the centre-back flew to Europe to try out for v.v. OJC Rosmalen’s under-19 division three club, where he was later selected for the team.

“It’s very well structured, high intensity soccer and very physical,” Hansen said. “It’s smart soccer. They’re a lot more passionate and it’s really enjoyable to play.”

EFS boys off to Brazil to play in Neymar Jr's Five Tournament

Congratulations to five EFS players in winning the Neymar Jr’s Five Tournament in Vancouver, BC this past April. Current EFS players Sinan Zukanovic and Connor Dennehy and alumni’s Dzenan Bezdrob, Anel Hodzic and Amel Hodzic, all played for the EFS U21 team this past season in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League.

All five players are off to Praia Grande, Brazil next week where they will presenting Western Canada in the final cup tournament. The tournament will feature the best teams from more than 35 nations.

EFS wishes the team all the best in the final tournament!

EFS 2016 Summer Camp schedule

European Football School is pleased to announce its 16th year of Summer Camps. EFS will be conducting camps in 8 different locations across British Columbia.

EFS Summer Camps consist of 5 days training sessions and welcomes player’s ages 7 to 17 years old.

For more information on all these camps and how to register, go to

EFS California Tour 2016 - Boys U14/15 & U16

The European Football School U14/15 and U16 teams played seven friendly games in California against some strong South California competition between April 28 - May 3, 2016. The two EFS teams were comprised of 26 players aged 13 to 15 years old, from North and West Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Abbotsford, Squamish, Salmon Arm, Williams Lake, Bella Coola, and Quesnel, BC. The boys trained for two months in preparation for this tour, training 3 to 4 times a week.


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