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Richmond Superstars

2021 |


The Superstars are the only team in the forty plus year history of Richmond Girls Soccer to have not only competed in four National Championships, but to have won all four of them (three of them were won consecutively). The team remarkably stayed together for eight years and remain close friends to this day.

Richmond Roots All players, coaches and managers lived in Richmond and joined the Richmond Girls Soccer Club inaugural 1975 season. The team played together for 8 years. When soccer first started in 1975, there were no Select or All-Star teams so the team simply played out of their neighbourhood school, Walter Lee Elementary.

Did You Know The Superstars were multi-sport athletes including fastpitch, box lacrosse, basketball, volleyball and ball hockey.

Barriers Overcome In the 1970s and early 1980s, girls’ soccer was not afforded the same resources, including uniforms, fields and coaching, as boys’ soccer received so the team held fundraisers to buy their equipment, uniforms and pay travel expenses.


Recognition The Superstars received accolades for their championships from elected officials, including the Mayor of Richmond and the Premier of BC. Numerous articles were written about the team in the Vancouver Sun, Richmond Review, Whistle Magazine (women’s sport) and BC Soccer. They were the Richmond Review Keg “Team of the Week” in 1979.

All Awards

1978-1979 Congratulatory Letter from MLA of Richmond – Jim Nielsen Received Congratulatory Letter from MLA of Richmond – Jim Nielsen  
1978, 1980, 1982 Introduced to Richmond City Council Team invited to City Hall. Met with Mayor Gil Blair and received congratulations.  
1981 Congratulatory Letter from Premier Bill Bennett Received Congratulatory Letter from Premier Bill Bennett.  
1982 Introduced to the BC Legislative Assembly in Victoria, BC Team invited to Parliament Buildings in Victoria. Met with Premier Bill Bennett. Entered into the BC Hansard.  

Championship The Superstars achieved unprecedented success by winning four western Canadian and national championships within a five year time period, including three straight from 1978 to 1981.


1978 Provincial, Western Canadian and National Champions  
1979 Provincial, Western Canadian and National Champions  
1980 Provincial, Western Canadian and National Champions  
1982 Provincial, Western Canadian and National Champions  


Career Stats

Contribution to Richmond Sport The Superstars paved the way for girls’ soccer in BC as pioneers in the sport, leading girls’ soccer to be included at the high school level in Richmond. 4 players have since coached youth soccer and have won various coaching awards.

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