BREMERTON, Wash. — The Kitsap Pumas are excited to partner with Bainbridge Island FC for the professional club’s first match on the Island in six years. As part of the Soccer Saturday festivities, the preseason game against Western Washington University (2:30 p.m.) follows Bainbridge High School’s junior varsity (11 a.m.) and varsity (12:45 p.m.) games against Kingston High School.
“We’re happy to take any chance we get to reach out to the local youth soccer community,” Pumas head coach Cameron MacDonald said. “We’re thankful that Bainbridge High School and BIFC have agreed to host us for what should be a good game against a top local college side.”
Admission to all three games, hosted in Bainbridge High School’s stadium, will be free of charge. It will be the Pumas’ second preseason match, following the opening of training camp on April 1 against Seattle Stars FC at Gordon Field.
Bainbridge Island FC strives to ensure everybody has a chance to be involved in soccer, regardless of ability, gender or disability. The club opened 2016 with state championships for B00 Blue (Presidents Cup) and B04 Blue (Founders Cup).
The Pumas have their own tie to Bainbridge Island FC through goalkeeper coach Liviu Bird. He has coached with BIFC since moving to Kitsap County last summer, currently taking charge of a team in the club’s Under-10 Development Academy.