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Posted 11/26/2018 Ref # 40

November Membership News

All VISL membership

 

A monthly update to send your way.

-Some preventative actions we can take as a group regarding liquor & marijuana.

-Some further clarification on uniforms.

-A message from Pacific FC.

              

 

1) While new legislation has come in with regards to marijuana, some aspects of it are still the same as before. Under no circumstances should marijuana be brought into high school changerooms, or consumed on school premises. It should also be noted that marijuana may not be consumed at other changeroom facilities in the region. Please respect the teams and clubs that provide changerooms and ask the question in advance if any confusion.  The same goes for alcohol. While it has been “accepted” or “allowed” in different areas, please note that it is against the law. Again, any questions, talk to the people that provide you with the changerooms.

 

2) Uniforms in the VISL are classified as primary and secondary. (Not home and away)

It is understood that a team is to wear their primary uniform as noted on the website. If there is a conflict between primary uniforms, the home team is to change.

If a team (visiting or home) wishes to wear their secondary kit or alternate jerseys, it is up to that team to contact the opposition and ensure it will not conflict on the day.

 

3) We are working with Pacific FC and wanting to support them in their new venture as a professional club here on the Island. They are also working with us and supporting the VISL. Please read their message below which we fully endorse:


The foundation of Pacific Football Club is built on community.  Our mission is to bring Canadian, and more importantly, Island talent to the world's stage.  We want to provide a voice for those who haven't had the opportunity to be heard.

In order for us to succeed, we need the support of the local soccer community. 

 We hope to create a long lasting partnership between VISL and PFC, one that is based on the mutual love of soccer and the intangible benefits it provides.  Moving forward, our mission is to help VISL bring awareness to the association, provide a fun and exciting atmosphere for social gatherings, and keep the growth of adult soccer going.  We look forward to having a fantastic partnership with the association and its members for a long time.

 

For more information on our club philosophy, membership deposits and other information, check out our website at www.pacificfootball.club.    

 

Update!

PFC will open its downtown store FridayNovember 30th at 665 Fort Street! To celebrate our opening, we’re throwing a Launch Party from 12-6 p.m. with the island’s soccer community. We’ll have 20% off merchandise for current deposit holders, and those who put down their $50 deposit on the 30th. 

 
We’ll also be running contests that include the opportunity to win your season seats for our inaugural 2019 season. Ownership, coaching and technical staff will be on hand at the store all afternoon; we look forward to connecting with everyone who pops by!

Link: 
https://pacificfc.canpl.ca/article/pacific-football-club-set-to-open-doors-at-downtown-store  

 


 
Posted 10/26/2018 Ref # 38

Team of the Week & Social Media

VISL Team of the Week

 

A new project highlighting individual performances across all divisions, the Team of the Week will be a fun interactive way to support more VISL members.

 

We hope to get nominations in and then complete the Team of the Week as often as possible.

 

We will most likely include sponsors like Heineken, Fireball, 1550’s, and the Strath. As the year progresses, we will probably include Team Sales, Rocky Cross Construction, and Soccerworld.

 

Feel free to email myself (vincentgreco@shaw.ca) or Mike (victoriagooner@outlook.com) as we would love to hear about good stories on a weekly basis.

 

Some guidelines and objectives in attached graphic.

The first team to be acknowledged for awesome social media presence - Hellas from Div 3B. They had a great start in September and carried on into October. Weekly posts and more on their Instgram HELLAS FC 250 account highlighting results and game MVP's getting presented the belt! They will receive a little 1550's love via a couple Gift Certificate's and it can go towards an occasion there. Keep it going, will choose another team for the next month ending mid November.

VISL Instagram - vancouver_island_soccer_league

VISL Twitter @vislinfo

Vince Twitter with more of the offside postings (including live tweet action) @vincenzo25


 
Posted 9/25/2018 Ref # 36

The VISL / David Keith Scholarship Fund


David loved soccer. He initially played for Gorge and Oak Bay soccer clubs, and then refocused his devotion to the development of soccer in Canada. He shared his passion for the game initially through the Boys Club of Greater Victoria and he was instrumental in changing the landscape of Youth Club Soccer in Victoria. David recognized that essential to developing soccer in Canada was to increase coaching capacity in the community. As a representative of the BC Soccer Association he has trained, qualified, and mentored hundreds of coaches, and had an indirect impact on tens of thousands of youth players through this work. He was on the Executive of VIJSSAA and Lower Island and Vancouver Island Soccer League. He is an FA Certified coach and National staff coach, and accompanied the Canadian Men’s National Team to World Cup Qualifying in Honduras. He went on to coach Lower Island and Provincial select teams to National championships. He coached several local men’s clubs, including the Gorge and Prospect Lake, and he has coached two professional teams, the Victoria Riptides and the Victoria Shooters. However, he would always return to his passion for youth development, and most recently he served as technical director for several youth soccer clubs.

Would you like to be a supporter of the local soccer community like David was? If so, please visit the link below. A new scholarship is being introduced and initiated by the Keith family and the VISL for soccer players looking to continue on with post secondary education while playing the beautiful game. 


 
Posted 9/12/2018 Ref # 34

2018/2019 Division Liaisons - UPDATED

We have had to do some adjusting, here you go.

As informed at the first Organizational meeting of the year, some changes regarding the reporting of game related information to your Division Liaisons. This year, home teams will only be required to submit Keeper shutouts and 1 MVP from each team.  It is preferred that you give the score of the game, and it is very important that you state which division you are referring to as sometimes admin are covering for others. The reporting of goal scorers and own goals will be done by the referees. 
For Division 1, the home team will also be required to call in a Rookie of the Game for both teams.......please make sure you mark your team lists accordingly.
Division 1 is required to submit the information 1 hour post match completion.
Divisions 2, 3, 4, Masters and U/21 are required to submit the information by Sunday 5:30 pm.
Late night Sunday games can submit by end of Sunday night

Divisional Liaisons for the upcoming year: (will also be updated soon on Contact VISL page)

Div 1 - Vince Greco - vincentgreco@shaw.ca 
Div 2 - Fraser Sim - frsim@shaw.ca
Div 3A - Samantha Mount - sammount@shaw.ca
Div 3B - Samantha Mount - sammount@shaw.ca
Div 4A - Lee Johnson - leecurtisjohnson@gmail.com
Div 4B - Lee Johnson - leecurtisjohnson@gmail.com
Masters - Scott Metson - vladtheimpaler13@shaw.ca
U/21 - Saverio Colantonio - scolantonio10@gmail.com

Good luck in starting the season off and thanks for your diligence and patience getting the new website going. It will be great once we all adapt a bit.

Vince Greco
Executive Director


 
Posted 8/25/2018 Ref # 32

Entry Level Referee Course

An Entry Level Referee Course is being held Sept 7-9th at the Prospect Lake clubhouse and turf field. Register via the BCSA website. 

Entry Level Referee Clinics

The Entry Level Referee Clinic is the entry point into 11 a-side soccer. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic they will be classified as a Youth Referee (if they are 14 or 15 years old) or a District Referee  (if they are 16 years old or older).

The goal of this three day clinic is to ensure that individuals who pass are capable to be either a Referee or an Assistant Referee in 11 a-side soccer. This is done with experienced referee instructors who use video educational material and practical on field sessions. The topics covered include, but are not limited to the Laws of the Game, Positioning, Signals, Administration of the game, and Pre-Match Preparation & Match Reporting. 

Pre-requisite: Minimum 14 Years old by or on the day of the clinic
Clinic Length: 17 hours
Clinic Time: Friday 6pm - 10pm - Saturday 9am - 5pm - Sunday 9am - 2pm
Clinic Fee: $131.25 plus a $4.46 user fee / system processing fee (includes GST)



Al Moir,
Referee Development Officer and Assessor,
BC Soccer Association

Cell: (250) 208-2479