Fraser Valley’s Corwin Drew wins Vancouver Whitecaps #StayHome Challenge

After several tough rounds of online voting, the final was a one-sided win for the soccer star

Yarrow’s Corwin Drew vanquished his final foe in a landslide to win the Vancouver Whitecaps #StayHome Skill Challenge.

The 12 year old soccer star prepared a 41 second video of soccer ball trickery, and battled through several rounds of online voting to reach last week’s final.

Facing a young player from Saskatchewan, Drew’s video drew 77 per cent of the vote, giving him victory in the national contest.

He was told about the win in a video call from Whitecaps sporting director Axel Schuster. The call also featured a surprise appearance by Drew’s favourite player, Yordy Raina.

READ MORE: Yarrow’s Corwin Drew in final of national skills competition

READ MORE: Local soccer star moving on in Whitecaps #StayHome Challenge

Drew is going to be receiving a signed jersey from the Major League Soccer player, and his video will be shown on the big screen at B.C. Place Stadium at a future Whitecaps home game.

“It was great to know that my family, friends and community were willing to help me, and I can’t wait to return the favour,” Drew said.

For more info on the Vancouver Whitecaps #StayHome Skill Challenge and Drew’s video, see tradablebits.com/tb_app/450772


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