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Posted 6/11/2019 Ref # 60

Survey & PFC ticket winners, AGM Minutes, Team Registration for 2019/2020

Thanks to those who completed the VISL survey, the group responsible is gathering that information as we speak.
We have 2 ticket winners notified to get their Pacific FC tickets, again thank-you for taking the time out to submit your thoughts and feedback.
There will be another draw after the next group of people complete the survey.  If you have not already done so, please fill out the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WXJZG6G - it actually takes less than 10 minutes.

Thanks to those who attended the AGM on May 28, the draft meeting minutes are posted on the website under Resources.

TEAM REGISTRATION for the upcoming 2019/2020 season is ready for team admin to fill out and submit.
Under the REGISTRATION tab on the website.
-Please make sure to enter the contact information properly as it will be used for future correspondence.
-Pay special attention to your game days and times should you have a field of your own. This information will be used in order to create schedules for the upcoming year. Also, please make sure your primary and alternate uniform information is correct.
-Payment can be made online through the website, or an etransfer to payments@visl.org


Enjoy the "off season", and stay tuned for your Pacific FC update - specifically the June 23 match vs FC Edmonton



 
Posted 5/27/2019 Ref # 59

VISL AGM Agenda and Survey

A reminder that the AGM is taking place tomorrow - Tuesday May 28/2019, at Club Distrikt, inside the Strathcona Hotel basement. It starts at 7 pm.

We ask that membership arrive early to sign in at the door. This should allow us to start as close as possible to 7 pm.
Only registered members of teams are able to sign in and be in attendance.

The Board has put together a survey and would like as much feedback as possible.
This will help with some strategic planning as well as some field clarification. 
Please select (or copy and paste) this survey monkey link and spend the 15 minutes to complete, it is appreciated.



Here is the updated agenda for the evening:

AGM – Agenda

Tues May 28/2019

Distrikt @ Strathcona Hotel

7 PM

1.       Roll Call – Scott Metson

 

2.       Accepting of the Agenda – Vince Greco

 

3.       Approval of 2018 AGM minutes as previously distributed & posted on website.

 

4.       Business Arising out of Minutes – Jake Nemec

          -Board Report after year 1 of Executive Director Position.

 

5.       President’s Report – Jake Nemec

 

6.       Executive Director & Sponsor’s Report – Vince Greco

 

7.       Financial Report - David Lawes

i.        -Financial Statements

ii.       -Fees for 2019/2020 (Administrative & Referees)

            2 increase options for next 2 years

  Year 1 of 2 - $250 or $300 per team

iii.       -Budget Forecast 2019/2020 and beyond.

 

8.       Paperwork – Vince Greco

i.        CRC’s

ii.       Parental liability forms for youth

iii.       Team Application Deadline

 

9.       Over 45 Masters Division

          -BC Provincial Cup

          -Permits

          -Rules

 

10.     BCSA – Kjeld Brodsgaard

 

11.     Motions – None submitted by membership or Board of Directors

 

12.     New Business

i.        From Kai Dowling of Saanich Fusion Masters A – that the VISL undergoes an independent audit before the 2020 AGM.

ii.       From Kai Dowling of Saanich Fusion Masters A – that the Executive Director’s contract be made public to members

 

13.     Nominations – Nominations Chair - Fraser Sim

 

14.     Adjournment


Should you have any questions, feel free to send an email.


Vince Greco
VISL Executive Director
(M)250-889-1213
(T)@vincenzo25
(I)vancouver_island_soccer_league
vincentgreco@shaw.ca


 
Posted 5/15/2019 Ref # 58

2019 Promotion/Relegation Update

Division 1 teams relegated to Division 2:
Fernwood Town ET Soccer
Comox Valley United

Division 2 teams promoted to Division 1:
Powell River Villa
JDF All Flows

Division 2 teams relegated to Division 3:
Vic West Vintage Roofing

Division 3 teams to be promoted to Division 2:
Hellas FC

Division 3 teams to be relegated to Division 4:
----

Division 4 teams to be promoted to Division 3:
JDF Bombers
Cowichan Red Aarow
SFFC Squadron

Currently, we have 1 more spot available in Division 3 to back-fill.
All teams in Division 4 will be offered the spot.
Should no team wish to move up, we would then accept applications from a new team to start in Division 3 instead of the standard Division 4 starting place.

 
Posted 5/1/2019 Ref # 57

2019 Provincial Cup - VISL Teams

It is a crazy time of year - not just on the Island with the arrival of Pacific FC, but also across the Province as amateur teams enter the final stages of BC Soccer's Provincial Cup.
There is no doubt that all the major Leagues in the Province can be stepping stones to getting on the Pacific FC roster. 
That is a reality now.

This weekend will feature all the amateur teams that have progressed through their individual Cup tournaments.
What does that mean for VISL and all
Island teams .......we have opportunities to get to the Finals which are slated to be on the May 11/12 weekend at Merle Logan turf fields in Nanaimo.
Progression wise, this has probably been our best year in many - since 2008 when the Island teams won all 3 provincial Cups at the time.


While we have some teams entering quarter finals, and semi finals this weekend - it sure did not start out well.
Overall, the Island suffered many losses early, but overall have persevered, and some are in position to play in the final if they are successful this weekend.
Here is what we have in store for the Men's component:

Cowichan FC Division 1 of VISL competing in the Provincial Open A Cup. They will face CCB LFC United of VMSL. (Vancouver Metro Soccer League)
Sunday May 5/2019 - at Sherman Rd Turf in Duncan, with a 12:00 PM Kickoff.
                                                    Semifinals

Gorge Us-Guys Division 3 of VISL competing in the Provincial B Keith Millar Cup. They are facing Graduates FC of RASA (Richmond Adult Soccer Association)
Saturday May 4/2019 - at Hampton Park in Saanich, with a kickoff time of 4:00 PM
This is a rescheduled match from last week as several ferries were cancelled because of wind.
                                                 Quarter Final

Cowichan 49ers Masters of VISL competing in the Masters A Deryl Hughes Cup. They face PCOV of VMSL. (Portuguese Club of Vancouver) 
Saturday May 4/2019 - at Sherman Rd Turf in Cowichan, with a 4:00 PM kickoff.
                                                    Semifinals

Cordova Bay Red Barn Bobcats Masters of VISL competing in the Masters B Cup. They face West Van Flying Horses of VMSL.
Sunday May 5/2019 - at Lochside Turf in Cordova Bay, with a 4:00 PM kickoff.
                                                   Semifinals

Prospect Lake Lakers Div U21 of VISL competing in the Doug Day Cup. They face West Van FC of VMSL.
Saturday May 4/2019 - at Ambleside on the Mainland, at a 3:00 PM kickoff
                                                  Semifinals

Castaways FC Div U21 of VISL competing in the Doug Day Cup. They face Faly Academy of VMSL.
Sunday May 5/2019 - at Finlayson Turf in Victoria, with a 3:00 PM kickoff.
                                                  Semifinals



This is a great opportunity to support grass roots football. 
Let's see how far these teams can do.
Best of luck, hope to see you at Westhills Stadium Wednesday Night for the Pacific FC match vs Valour FC, then at your local park this weekend.

It is always a treat to play for, and eventually hoist a provincial Cup - who will get the opportunity this year?




 
Posted 4/12/2019 Ref # 56

Soccerworld Tent Sale

T'is the time of year;