Six local teams are hoping to celebrate on home turf this weekend when Richmond hosts B.C. Soccer's Coastal Cup Championships at Minoru Park.
The showcase tournament for youth soccer, will feature 44 teams from throughout Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island battling for regional bragging rights in 22 boys and girls "A" and "B" divisions.
Richmond Youth Soccer Association's boys select program has four teams in the hunt. On Saturday at 1 p.m. at Minoru's #2 turf field, U16 United will be battling Coquitlam Metro-Ford Bayern. That game will be followed by two more Richmond teams in action. U18 Richmond United will face Central City Breakers at Minoru's stadium field at 3: 15 p.m.
Across the street, U13 Richmond United will take on the Burnaby Selects at Richmond High with kickoff at 3: 30 p.m.
The weekend schedule for United teams will conclude with the U15 side up against the Central City Breakers on Sunday morning (9 a.m.) at Minoru stadium.
The Richmond Girls Soccer Association will have two teams in action.
U14 Synergy will kick off the tournament on Saturday at 9 a.m. when they take on the Central City Breakers Elite at Minoru Stadium. The U18 Red Hot Selects will square off against Surrey FC Pegasus at 5: 15 p.m. on Saturday at Minoru stadium.
Closing ceremonies are slated for 3: 30 p.m. on Sunday.