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Posted 6/13/2024 Ref # 151

Euro's at the Sticky Wicket

Euro's are 1 sleep away, and Germany will be hopping !
Will the defending champs be a threat ?


If you are unable to be in Germany, the next best place to watch the matches - at the Wicket.
Lots of 12 noon games to take in.
Great location at 919 Douglas, with many beverages and menu items.
We suggest pairing a Heineken with anything.  :)

See you in the Games Room.



 
Posted 6/12/2024 Ref # 150

VISL AGM Agenda

2023/2024 VISL AGM Agenda

 

Zoom Details https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87555643875?pwd=m42lLpAvrGbijQDaTveSOtH6kpXs9J.1

Meeting ID: 875 5564 3875

Passcode: 865510

1.    Roll Call

2.    Approval of July 4/2023 AGM minutes as distributed here and posted online: https://visl.org/upload/doc/VISL%20AGM%202023%20Package_000233.pdf

3.    Business arising out of minutes

4.    Reports

A. Directors

 

i.                   President – Paul Waller

ii.                Executive Director – Vince Greco

iii.             Discipline – Nav Jhawer

iv.     Financials – Geoffrey Croshaw

 

B. Financial Statements prepared by Ken Yao, Chartered Professional Accounts)

i)       Motion to accept as presented

ii)      Team fees for 2024/2025

  

5.    Unfinished business

i)Over 45 division 2023/2024      

 

6.    Motions

          i)

7.    Elections of Officers:

i.  Vice President - two year term

ii. Secretary - two year term

iii. Directors – 3 x 2 year terms

 

8.    New Business

        i) July 15 Team Registration – Vince Greco

        ii)Masters permitting up and down

 


Adjournment

 


 
Posted 4/29/2024 Ref # 149

Cardin Davis

The VISL is sad to share the news of a fine young man leaving us too soon.  



Cardin has a special place in many VISL hearts; particularly teams within Castaways, Saanich Fusion, and his hometown of Saltspring Island. Condolences to his family as well as mates on the pitch. 
The Celebration of Life on Sat May 11 at GISS at 11 am will be a great opportunity to remember him.

Click on link for Obituary from family.



Please share any moments or memories by emailing his parents Kathy & Mike at: daviskendall@shaw.ca


 
Posted 4/4/2024 Ref # 148

Provincial Cup Begins

Saturday April 6 will be the start of a journey for teams as they battle for Provincial Cup Supremacy.



All draws (general brackets) can be found on the BC Soccer website at: https://www.bcsoccer.net/competitions/provincial-championships/

The A Cup leads to the National Championships with Canada Soccer.
Lakehill FC, Gorge FC, and Comox Valley Utd all have away games on Saturday April 6, and tough ones too.
Bays Utd will play at home at Oak Bays High, Saturday April 6, at 4 pm.
Vic West FC will play home at Finlayson, Sunday April 7, at 4 pm.

Here are the prelim matches:




The B Cup will have both Vic West Div 3 and Vic West Div 4 playing away this weekend.
Castaways, our seeded team, will be playing home at PISE, Saturday April 6, at 12:30 pm.

The Masters A Cup has the seeded Cowichan 49ers with a BYE this weekend.
Vic West playing away this weekend.
Prospect Lake lakers playing home at Layritz, with an undisclosed day/time.

In the Masters B Cup,  both Bays Utd and SFFC Internationals will be away.
Lakehill FC will be home at Braefoot on Saturday April 6, with a kickoff of 4 pm.

The Over 45 Masters competition will get going for the Lakehill squad next weekend, at home.

Good luck to all VISL teams.  We hope to keep you updated, as teams update us, via X at @VISLinfo.



 
Posted 3/25/2024 Ref # 147

2024 Cup Finals - RESULTS

And just like that, after 18+ weeks of league play and 5 weeks of cup play, the VISL season comes to a close.
The 4 Cup Finals were a success, even with the down pour of rain all day Saturday at Starlight Stadium.

-The day started out with the George Smith U21 Cup, and it ended up being a lopsided game as Gorge FC won their first ever title with a 7-0 win over Nanaimo Utd.
Gorge had goals from Isaiah McMahon, Mateo Henry, Menoa Brennan, Connor Rutherford, and Rio Crystal with 3.
Shutting out the Nanaimo team was youth callup keeper Fernando Paniagua.
Being selected the game MVP and receiving the Walter Craveiro Award was Rio Crystal.


-Next up was the George Pearkes Challenge Cup, and that was an all Vic West battle that saw the Division 4 team upset the Division 3 team by score of 3-2.
The Div 3 squad had goals from Jon Shah and Declan O'Callaghan.
The Div 4 team had goals from Tom Bayliss, Silvio Hanson Pastran, and Byron Smiley
Receiving the Kjeld Brodsgaard Game MVP award was keeper Kevin Moore for the Div 4 team.



-The Tony Grover Master Cup Final was up next and Prospect Lake defeated Lakehill FC 2-1 in Penalty kicks. (After a 1-1 regular time score)
It is the first time Prospect Lake has hoisted the trophy.
Lakehill goal was from Vladimir Music.
Prospect Lake goal from Tony Flynn.
Earning the Alec Hylan Memorial trophy as game MVP was keeper Brain Salmon from Prospect Lake.



-The final match of the day was the Sir John Jackson Cup.
The defending champion Vic West FC team defeated Comox Valley Utd by score of 2-0.
Scoring the goals for Vic West were Patrick Nelson and Dorian Colopisis.
Providing the clean sheet for Vic West and shutting down Comox was Michael Asong.
Taking home the Denny Girvin Memorial trophy as game MVP was Dorian Colopisis of Vic West FC.



Vic West Division 1 have earned 3 competition trophies this year, to date: the Garrison Cup, The Cup Winners Cup, and now the Jackson Cup.


Up next for Island teams, the BC Soccer Provincial Cup.
The draw is this Tuesday March 26 on the BC Soccer YouTube channel.