The Lakeside Fields are going to see a beehive of activity this weekend as teams from throughout the region travel to the Heritage City to compete in the 2013 Terry Walgren Rep Soccer Tournament.
Action begins Friday with games in most of the divisions as 29 teams from Revestoke, Creston, Kelowna, Cranbrook, Invermere and Trail/Castlegar take to the pitch.
The tournament is named after Terry Walgren, a long time Nelson Youth Soccer Rep coach and Men's Soccer player who lost a battle against cancer.
The local Nelson Youth Soccer has a total of nine teams entered — U13, U14, U16 and U17 in the boy’s draw and U13, U14, U15, U16 and U18 in the girls division.
Games run through the weekend with the final games slated for Sunday afternoon.
There is also a 14 teams entered in the B.C. Soccer U12 Festival Jamboree slated for Sunday.
The B.C. Soccer U12 Festival has games played for fun with no results kept.
The Terry Walgren Tournament is the second major event on the Rep season for Nelson teams.
Most of the clubs were in Coeur d’Alene Idaho a few weeks ago competing in the 2013 Bill Eisenwinter Memorial Hot Shot Tournament.
The U15 Girls squad coached by Pat Perkins and Paul Burkart, finished the weekend with a 2-1 record.
The U15s defeated Kootenay South of Trail/Castlegar/Rossland/Fruitvale 5-0 on goals by Camille Gebhart, Darian Voisard, Emma Gregorich and a pair from Naomi Perkins.
The Nelson squad then lost 2-1 to Moscow, Idaho before thumping Creston 6-0.
Maddie Sternloff scored the lone goal against Moscow while Sternloff, Allie Zondervan, Gebhart and Perkins, the latter netting a pair, scored for Nelson against Creston.
Although Nelson did not compete in the medal round, the squad finished with the third best record in the division.