News and Announcements
Provincial B Cup
BMSL – 4
FVSL – 7
RASA – 3
VISL – 4
VMSL – 6
Provincial U21 Cup
FVSL – 3
VISL – 4
VMSL – 5
Provincial Masters A Cup
FVSL – 4
VISL – 3
VMSL – 5
Provincial Masters B Cup
BMSL – 3
FVSL – 4
RASA – 2
VISL – 3
VMSL – 4
Provincial A Cup
FVSL – 5
VISL – 5
VMSL – 6
Besides the McGavin Cup Final which is happening Monday Nov 13, 2017 at Layritz Turf with a 3 pm kickoff, there are a couple other dates to mark on your calendar. We will have a moments silence before the game, then have Gorge FC Div 1 vs Vic West Casuals Div 2. Prospect Lake will have the BBQ going. We will buy some burgers and dogs and they will be available to attendees by donation.
The All-star games are happening Saturday January 6/2018 at Hampton Turf.
See below for game times and coaches info. If they have not already contacted you, they may send you a note soliciting your input. There will be no League games happening that weekend – hopefully the snow stays away and we are still able to showcase select players from respective divisions as well as host the Fraser Valley Soccer League to defend both trophies that we were fortunate enough to win at the last set of games.
10 am – Division 4 vs U21
Div 4 coached by Graham Gillis of Bays United
U21 coached by Bill Merriman of Mid Isle Mariners
12 pm – Division 3 vs Division 2
Div 3 coached by Geoff Pakos of Gorge Us-Guys
Div 2 coached by Matt Conarroe of JDF
2:30 pm – FVSL Masters vs VISL Masters
FVSL coached by Dave Hleucka
VISL coached by Kevin James of Cowichan 49ers
4:30 pm – FVSL Valley (Prem) vs VISL Open (Div1)
FVSL coached by Thomas Mills
VISL coached by Glen Martin of Cowichan LMG
Another date to save is for the Semi Annual Cup Draw Meeting. It is Monday January 8/2018, 7 pm start in Club Distrikt of the Strathcona Hotel.
Have a great weekend, hopefully we get all the games in.
I think it is safe to say that if you want your team to do well and play well as a unit, then you need to come together a bit and have some fun together. That is why Grant Olson of the Strath and Brent Dobbie of Heineken (Molson/Coors) have teamed up to create a Captain’s Night Out in the Sticky Wicket. A great way for the Captain to sow some leadership and build some team spirit.
Get a group of your squad down to the Strath after you text Grant or the Sticky Wicket Manager – then Brent will buy you a Heineken and Grant will supply you with some snacks no charge as well. If you plan to stick around, you get a stamp for the nightclub Distrikt downstairs.
Not sure how you cannot have a good time.
From out of town ? No problem, the Strath can set you up with some hotel rooms and you will get a phenomenal price – and you don’t need to worry about driving.
Great value from our Title Partner as well as our Gold Sponsor.
Enjoy responsibly, don’t drink and drive, have fun, get a free pass from your girlfriend/wife ….etc etc.*
Andrew McGavin Cup
Weds Oct 11, 6 pm @ Adam Kerr Stadium –
Gorge FC Div 1 vs Fernwood Town ET Soccer Div 2
Weds Oct 11, 8 pm @ Adam Kerr Stadium –
Cowichan U21 vs Vic West Casuals Div 2
The Final is slated for Monday Nov 13, at Layritz Turf, with a kickoff of 3 pm.
BCSA Affliation forms are due in to me by Wednesday Oct 11/2018.
Feel free to email to me (email@example.com) or drop off to 811 Rogers Ave.
Anything received after Oct 11 will have a $50.00 cost attached.
Happy Thanksgiving, hope we can all spend time with family and/or friends.
Last Minute Reminders; CRC's, Parental Liability Forms, Insurance, ID Cards, Umbro Game Balls, Paperwork.
Hey folks, just to be clear; and to avoid any issues/sanctions for people, (including fines) please make sure the following things are taken care of well in advance of your games to ensure eligibility for all wanting to take part in VISL games.
1)If you are an administrator of a team and you have a youth player on your roster or you want to permit one – you need to have a Criminal Record Check on file. This goes for anybody that is an administrator on the team. No CRC = no youth player allowed to participate. This is the link that you need to go through online to have a check done via our no cost account for volunteers:
Online Link: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/
Access Code: BNJ3WMPBS5
This takes a fair bit of time, and was the reason I sent out the original notice early in the summer.
2)Further to the above needed CRC, any youth player needs to have a Parental Liability form on file and sent to my email.
No form on file = not eligible to play. This form is available on the website under the resources tab, then select documents. Scroll down the list of options and you will see it approximately half way down the page.
Should you play a youth player and not have the appropriate paperwork on file, you will be sanctioned and it will include a minimum $50.00 fine.
3)All referees require a current CRC on file. Referee’s are unable to be scheduled to officiate unless I have that CRC on file. Once I receive notification for a referee, I send it to the referee. (This way it can be shared as well) If I have not sent it to you – I do not have yours. At this time, we have 24 Referee’s that are able to do VISL games. This is a low number…..very much lower than last year.
******Teams, be prepared to ref a game (or be an A/R) should one not show up for your match.*******
Both teams may choose to officiate 1 half each, but this is up to the home team to sort out.
4)Insurance policy from BC Soccer that is needed to book some fields – is also located on the website under resources, then documents. You will need to scroll down near to the bottom to access it.
5)ID Cards – as discussed at the Organizational meeting, ID Cards are needed by all wanting to participate. The cost is $5.00 for any type of card made for a returning player, new player, administrator,……..anybody on the team list. There are a couple exceptions like a new player (having not played in VISL during the past 10 years) has a 1 game reprieve. There are other rules to go with that – have a read of it under the Rules & Regulations or Team Handbook. A late arriving player needs to have their ID card checked by the official before they enter the field. A live version of the Team List may be used as an ID card – please ensure there is a picture on the website for all your players.
6)Umbro Game Balls – all teams have not yet picked up their new game balls. Contact me to sort out a pick up at my house, at a field I may be going to, or at Soccerworld. They are $80.00 each and all teams are to receive 2. I also have a handful of the older version available. They are also an approved game ball in addition to the new game ball. They are being sold at 2 for $100.00
7)Paperwork – read the Handbook that is on the website under resources, then documents. It will explain what is expected at games and how important the team list is as it requires a fair amount of information. Div 1 & 2 teams – you are required to do a little more, let me know if you need substitution slips.
Don’t be a victim and lose a game via technicality or get unnecessary fines because of screw-ups – they are avoidable.
Once you get into the routine of this and cross the things off your list, you should be able to enjoy the game and maybe a beverage or 2!
Hope the opening weekend goes off well!