Author: Mike Rankin


Please be advised that 4th Avenue between Christie Road and Greenhorn Place will be closed Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 to approximately Saturday, September 29th, 2018 for construction on the Rocky Creek crossing (the bottom of the dip). Traffic Control personnel will be on-site during this closure. Traffic will be detoured via Churchill Place to McKinley Road. We apologize for any inconvenience. The detour map is included:

Please refer to the following for additional information:

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Street Closure – 4th Avenue (Rocky Creek dip) – Sept 25 to 29, 2018

Club Photo Days: Tue/Wed October 2/3

The Club has switched photographers this year, as Roger and Ursula from AAA Photography have retired – and we thank them for their many years of great pictures!

This year, instead of the FJCC gym on a Saturday, we will be holding our Club photo shoot on Tuesday and Wednesday evening, October 2nd and 3rd, at Ladysmith Primary School.

The schedule will be posted and sent to Coaches next week.

WE NEED AN ORGANIZED, AWESOME VOLUNTEER TO ASSIST – anyone who selected “Event Assistance” on their Registration form and who would like to hold a clipboard for an hour or so is asked to contact the Club at – training and guidance will be provided!

Division 1 Mariners Men’s Team Schedule Released

The Vancouver Island Soccer League (VISL) is an amateur adult league with six competitive divisions. It features promotion and relegation, with the strongest teams in each division moving up to a higher division each year, replacing the lowest teams in those divisions. Teams new to the League start in Division 3, which is where the Mid-Isle Mariners Men’s team began their quest two seasons ago. That year Bill Merriman’s team went undefeated in the League and was promoted to Division 2.

Last season, the team excelled again and this season has been promoted to Division 1, the highest level of amateur soccer on Vancouver Island. They will play their home games at Forrest Field in Ladysmith on Saturday afternoons and evenings.

Mid-Isle Division 1 Men’s Team Home Schedule, 2018-19:

  • Saturday, September 15
  • Saturday, September 29
  • Saturday, October 13
  • Saturday, October 27
  • Saturday, November 10
  • Saturday, November 24
  • Saturday, December 8
  • Saturday, January 26

Under-21 Men’s Team Ready for the Season

The Under-21 Mid-Isle Mariners men’s team also plays in the VISL. Players in this division must be 20 years of age or younger. Our U21 Mariners have had a very successful history in the VISL, winning League and Cup trophies in several seasons since the team was founded in 2012. Many past players have gone on to successful college and professional careers. The U21s play their home games at Forrest Field on Sunday evenings.

U21 Men’s Team Home Schedule, 2018-19:

  • Sunday, September 16
  • Sunday, September 23
  • Sunday, October 7
  • Sunday, November 4
  • Sunday, November 18
  • Sunday, November 25
  • Sunday, December 2
  • Sunday, January 20

GIRL POWER Soccer Program: This Fall!

This upcoming season will see a NEW GIRLS-ONLY SOCCER PROGRAM at the Mid-Isle Soccer Club for players aged 5-8 (born 2010-2013). The program will feature fun 3-on-3 games on Saturdays at Forrest Field during the regular Pony Soccer time slot (specific time TBD). Girl Power players will also get to train together as a group on Monday nights at the Club’s (free!) Development Sessions. The season starts in September and runs to March.

This program is voluntary and optional – if your daughter wants to run with the boys, she can run with the boys. But if you want a different way to introduce your girl to soccer, team sports, and fun on the field, GIRL POWER might be the program for you!

REGISTER BEFORE JUNE 30 to confirm your spot in the program and avoid late registration fees! Every girl in the 5-8 year-old age group that registers will be contacted during the summer and asked if they want to participate in the Girl Power program. More information will be forthcoming at that time.

Mini World Cup – WHAT A PARTY!!

About 1,000 soccer players aged 7-10 ( plus their families) descended on Ladysmith last weekend for the annual Upper Island Soccer Association’s Mini World Cup event. Games between “nations” were played on 21 fields at 6 different venues around town. In all, between 3,500-4,000 guests were treated to sunshine, soccer, and Mid-Isle Soccer Club hospitality. Many thanks to the many volunteers who pitched in to make this event another classic!