Big Bear this weekend will provide an outdoor soccer anti-dote to watching Euro 2012 inside this weekend.

Revelstoke FC set to compete in Big Bear soccer tournament

Revelstoke will be represented by three teams at the Big Bear soccer tournament this weekend.

Revelstoke will be represented by three teams at the Big Bear soccer tournament this weekend.

Revelstoke FC men’s league team, a second men’s team and the women’s team will all be competing for home town glory at the annual tournament, which takes place from Friday evening to Sunday.

This is Revelstoke FC’s first time entering the tournament in several years; normally they serve as organizers but this year they have enough players available to play as well.

Revelstoke FC plays in the North Okanagan Soccer League, against teams from Vernon, Enderby and Salmon Arm. It is likely Revelstoke’s best hope for victory in the tournament.

“I think we can do OK, I think we can keep up with Williams Lake,” said team captain Sergio Spataro, referring to the three-time defending Big Bear champions.

There are 24 teams entered in the tournament – 13 men and 11 women.

The other teams expected to compete for the title on the men’s side are Canmore and Vic Van Nelson.

On the women’s side, Nelson is the defending champion.

This year will once again feature a beer garden at Queen Elizabeth Park, where the Revelstoke teams are expected to play their games. The schedule was not available as of press time. Spataro is hoping to get more locals out to take in the action. The beer gardens will be open Friday night, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

On Saturday night, Team Gloria is hosting a party at the community centre.

The Saturday schedule for Revelstoke’s teams is as follows. All games are at Queen Elizabeth Park:

10 a.m. – Revelstoke Mens

11:30 a m. – Revelstoke Womens

1 p.m. – Revelstoke FC

4 p.m. – Revelstoke Womens

5:30 p.m. – Revelstoke FC

7 p.m. – Revelstoke Mens

Visit for the complete tournament schedule.

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