Thompson Rivers University

TRU welcomes all to national event

October 27, 2022

KAMLOOPS —Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is proud to host the 2022 U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship in mid-November, welcoming Canada’s best university soccer talent. The event is presented by RBC.

Seven teams from across the country will converge on Hillside Stadium, joining the TRU WolfPack at the eight-team tournament from November 10 – 13.

Since TRU last hosted the games at Hillside Stadium in 2017 — a historic year that won the WolfPack its first national bronze medal — the men’s soccer team has continued to gain respect among university sports and build a growing fan base across BC.

“We’ve proven that we’re a top program in the country, and we’re showing that again this year,” says Curtis Atkinson, director of Athletics and Recreation.

“And, as someone who lives in Kamloops, there’s more momentum and excitement about this team and its chances to compete for the national title. People in the community see the WolfPack is a legitimate top team in the country. And I think there’s been some excitement generated from that.”

Community members, TRU students, staff, faculty, alumni and soccer fans of all ages are invited to attend and participate in this exciting event. Festivities begin Thursday, Nov. 10 with a Tailgate Party, sponsored by Kamloops Kia, from 4 – 7:30 p.m. at Hillside Stadium. The WolfPack play their first game at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 10 – Sunday, Nov. 13
Where: Hillside Stadium, 944 Dalhousie Dr., Kamloops
More information: For more tournament details, go to

Curtis Atkinson, Director, TRU Athletics and Recreation
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