Author: Mike Rankin

Christmas Camp! Dec 22-23

Merriman Soccer and OnField Clinic present the 2018 Christmas Soccer Camp!

Saturday and Sunday, Dec 22-23 from 11:00am – 3:00pm on the indoor turf at Arbutus Meadows! $100 per player, with a $30 discount for each additional sibling registered!

Ages 8-17. Please email merrimansoccer@yahoo.com to register, and include the player’s first and last name, and age.

“Build the Body, Educate the Mind, and Evoke Passion for the Beautiful Game”

Festival of Lights Parade – Meet Us at Lineup #31

Come and join the world famous Ladysmith Kinsmen Light-Up Parade at the Festival of Lights!

The Mid-Isle Soccer Club will be at Parade lineup #31. Please be there by 6:15 pm at the latest!

Please note that cars are not permitted on the parade lineup route – you can drop your child off at the old police station on Dogwood Drive.

The parade starts at 6:45. The kids will be led down the parade route to the highway (but not across), and around behind the Tim Hortons, ending up by the traffic circle for pickup. Parents are encouraged to join us as well!

Join Us at the Parade!

Come March with Mid-Isle in the Festival of Lights Parade!

On November 29th, put on your Mid-Isle jersey/Timbits shirt and party down Main Street Ladysmith! Drop-off is at the old Police station at 6:15 pm and the parade starts at 6:45. The kids will be led down the parade route to the highway (but not across), and around behind the Tim Hortons, ending up by the traffic circle for pickup. Parents are encouraged to join us as well!

FREE Coffee & Hot Chocolate at Nov 19 Development Session!

Pacific Football Club is a brand new Canadian professional soccer club based on Vancouver Island, in Langford, BC. The club will compete in the Canadian Premier League’s inaugural 2019 season, and play its home games at Westhills Stadium.

Pacific Football Club is the only professional sports team on Vancouver Island, and they are proud to represent the WHOLE Island. With that in mind, they have reached out to us, and would like to work with the Mid Isle Soccer Club!

PACIFIC FC COACHES TO VISIT MID-ISLE SOCCER CLUB on MONDAY, NOV 19th.

Pacific FC Coaches will attend both the 5:30 and the 6:45 sessions of our Monday Development Night on November 19th. During the first (5:30-6:30) session, the PFC coaches will work with one or two groups of our young players. The Merriman coaches on our Club Technical Team will cover coaching the other groups on the field, so that all of our Pony and Girl Power Coaches can watch the PFC session and chat with the PFC coaches.

At 6:30, the PFC Coaches will hold a brief information and Q&A session, talking to players, parents and coaches about the franchise and the upcoming Canadian Premier League, which kicks off in 2019. We will have some Tim Hortons coffee and hot chocolate at this time. We would like any coaches from the later (6:45) session to arrive early and attend this “halftime” session as well.

During the later (6:45) Monday time slot, the PFC coaches will run a session with our U16-18 Tier 3 Boys team – again, at this session, Bill Merriman and our Club Technical Team will handle the other groups on the field, so that our Club Coaches can watch the PFC session.

This is a very exciting opportunity for our Club, and for our Coaches to see how a professional team runs a training session. James Merriman (Bill’s son) is the Assistant Coach of the new Pacific FC franchise, and will be spearheading the session at Forrest Field. Jamie has been coaching with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC organization for the past few years; before that he was an Assistant Coach with Simon Fraser University, as well as three seasons coaching on the Island at VIU. In his time coaching collegiately, the two programs combined to win four conference titles, made two NCAA Final Four appearances, and won a CCAA national championship, compiling an overall record of 64W-11L-9D.

It’s an exciting time for soccer on Vancouver Island, and Pacific FC wants the Mid-Isle Soccer Club to be a part of it!

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New Website for House League Schedules

Nanaimo United FC (formerly HFCF) has changed its website and, accordingly, the website where the regional house schedules are posted.

Please go to https://nanaimounitedfc.powerupsports.com/index.php?page=LOGIN and bookmark that page for all your House Team scheduling needs.

GO MID-ISLE BLUE ARMY!!