Posted 10/27/2022 Ref # 118

Referee's needed

VISL Membership;

We have an opportunity that may be of interest for some of you.
It is advancing your soccer knowledge by becoming a referee.

You can do this in addition to playing, or start planning your post playing career in soccer.
There is some $ to be made, and some find it interesting........and I think it is fair to say we need more refs to supplement those that have moved away, moved up the ladder to pro ranks, or to some that probably should retire. :)

As you know, we try to support our refs as much as possible.
Overall, referee abuse and foul/abusive/insulting language towards them is down so far this year - hopefully it stays that way.
We do not like seeing refs treated that way, and we don't want to suspend people for multiple games, or even for the season.
This is where we are at these days.

As you also know, we collect fine $ from red cards. 
We would like to turn some of that money into supporting members and others who might want to become referees, especially within the VISL.
See attached and/or below for official VISL notice with financial support availability.
Limited spots available, so you need to register right away as this will be the last course available this year in Victoria.

Host:                                     Victoria

Course type:                       Referee Entry Level

Webinar:                             Thursday Dec 29, 2022 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

In Person:                            Sunday Jan 8, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Max. # of students:         30

Location:                             Braefoot Park Turf Field – 1359 McKenzie Ave

Host contact:                    Al Moir / 250-216-5704

Course Fee:                       $129.25 + $6.46 (GST) = $135.71

Special notes      This clinic consists of (2) components: (1) online webinar session via Zoom and (1) in-person session. Registration will close 1 day prior to the clinic start date and at that point you will be emailed instructions regarding Zoom access and other clinic information. Students can now access the link for the Zoom webinar session from within their Ref Centre accounts (on the left-hand side on their homepage). To receive full credit for this clinic, you must attend both sessions NO EXCEPTIONS.

Registration procedure:

Go to BC Soccer website:

Go to Referees tab

Select Register/ Host a Clinic

Select Entry Level Referee Clinics

Follow the prompts after selecting Schedule of Clinics & Registration CLICK HERE

That will take you to Ref Centre – Use the first red box to search by club/district

Select Victoria from the drop down, then register for #1883 Entry level clinic.


****Are you a VISL member? We will pay for ½ the registration cost upon course completion & pass.

****Will you officiate 3 VISL games? If so, we will then pay the other ½ of the costs at that point.

Vince Greco
VISL Executive Director

Posted 10/13/2022 Ref # 117

David Ravenhill Celebration of Life

VISL players, team admin, and referees,

Hope the season is going well for you and you are enjoying our extended summer !
This note is to specifically let you know of a couple special days coming up.
The Ravenhill family is finally able to safely have a Celebration of Life for David Ravenhill who left us 2 years ago.

The weekend Celebration starts with a public service tomorrow (Friday October 14th) at Reynolds Secondary School Gym at 3:30 PM.
Reynolds is where David spent a lot of time teaching and being a huge part of the CSE program.
Family will address those in attendance and speak of the husband, dad, uncle, brother, and family member he was.
Other school & soccer people most involved in his life will talk about how David meant so much to them and so many others.
There will be plenty of stories to share with those in attendance, and a display table or 2 to look over some of the highlights and some special photos from his life with us.
If you are unable to make the event, but would still like to tune in, you can do so as it will be live streamed.

Saturday, (Friday October 15th) we as a league are having a David Ravenhill Memorial game at UVic's Centennial Stadium.  
The game will be a Masters A divisional matchup between undefeated teams Cowichan 49ers and UVic Alumni.
Many of David's teammates / opposition are on these 2 teams.
Kickoff is at 2:15 PM, and there is no charge for admission.
Post game celebrations / assigning of blame for loss - TBA.  :)

Friday (at Reynolds Gym) and Saturday (at the Stadium), you will be able to pick up a limited addition tshirt donated by TeamSales.
All tshirts will be available by donation.  ($20.00 per shirt is recommended)
100 % of all the funds collected will go towards the Ravenhill scholarships that are set up locally.

Hope to see you at these events, I'm sure they will be busy.
David Ravenhill was a champion of a person !

Vince Greco
VISL Executive Director

Posted 7/31/2022 Ref # 116

2022 / 2023 Key Dates

Posted 6/29/2022 Ref # 115

VISL AGM Agenda for Tues July 5

Posted 4/20/2022 Ref # 113

BC Provincial Cup

And that is a wrap for the year.  Both Gorge teams had to bow out in their respective semi finals.

Gorge Us-Guys with a narrow 1-0 loss.
Gorge Masters with a tough match that ended 7-1 for the other team.

No FINALS this year, but great to be out on the pitch again.

Just 2 teams (both from Gorge FC) left after a tough weekend for our VISL teams.
Gorge will have the job representing our league and getting through to the Finals
Results from previous weekend further below, but here is what is scheduled for the upcoming weekend:

Masters B Cup:
Gorge FC hosting Ridge Meadows - Sunday May 8, kickoff of 12:00 PM, at Hampton Turf.

Open B Cup:
Gorge Us-Guys away to Vancouver Utd FC - Sunday May 8, 1:00 PM, Thunderbird Stadium.

It is BC Cup time, and now that preliminary rounds are complete, we still have several teams in the mix.

Here are the VISL teams scheduled games:

Men's A Cup (Our Div's 1/2)
-Nanaimo Utd 1-2 FC Tigers - Saturday April 30, 3:30 PM, at Burnaby Lake West.
-Bays Utd 2-3 Rino's VSC Coastal - Saturday Apr 30, 4:00 PM, at South Surrey Athletic Park.

-Nanaimo Utd 2 - 1 Vic West FC on Saturday April 23, 2:30 pm at Merle Logan.
-Lakehill FC 2-3 @120' Abbotsford Utd on Sunday April 24, 12:00 pm at Braefoot.
-Bays Utd 3-2 @ 120' West Van FC on Saturday April 23, 3:00 pm at Ambleside Park.
-Cowichan 1-6 Rino's on Saturday April 23, 4:00 pm at South Surrey Athletic.


Men's B Cup (Our Div's 3/4)
-Gorge Us-Guys 3-0 Abbotsford Utd B - Saturday April 30, 12:15 P at Layritz Turf

-Gorge Us-Guys 2-1 JDF Kings on Saturday April 23, 7:00 pm at Hampton Turf.


Men's Masters A Cup

UVic Alumni 0-1 Columbus FC - Sunday May 1, 2:00 PM, UVic Centennial Stadium
Vic West FC 0-5 to Pegasus - Saturday April 30, 1:00 PM, Newton Athletic Turf
Cowichan 49ers 0-2 to Port Moody Rangers - Saturday April 30, 12 PM, Trasolini Turf

-UVic Alumni have a bye till next round.
-Vic West FC 2-1 North Delta Rangers on Saturday April 23, 1:00 pm, at Mackie Park.
-Cowichan 49ers 2-0 @ 120' West Van FC on Sunday April 24, 2:00 pm, at Ambleside Park.


Men's Masters B Cup

-Gorge FC 3-1 Croatia SC - Sunday May 1, 12:15 PM, at Hampton Turf

-Gorge FC 2-0 International FC on Saturday April 23, 2:00 pm at Hampton Turf.
-JDF Pacific 1-3 @ 120' Roma FC on Sunday April 24, 12:30 pm at Goudy Field.
-Cowichan Steelheads 1-5 Croatia SC on Saturday April 23, 3:00 pm at Burnaby Lakes.

Good luck to all our VISL teams in.......we GUARANTEE that 3 teams will be playing again next week !