Author: Mike Rankin

BC Soccer Program Assessment

Welcome to the BC Soccer Assessment Phase I Survey

Thank you for making time to support BC Soccer’s Safe Sport Program Assessment process.

The purpose of this Phase I survey is to connect with the soccer community throughout British Columbia (BC) through a brief online survey. The goal of the survey is for BC Soccer to gather information on what you, the BC soccer community, understand as the priority issues related to safety in the sport of soccer.

Here is the link for the survey :
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TQVWDZX

Rubin Thomlinson LLP has been retained by BC Soccer to conduct the program assessment, including this survey. Your responses will remain confidential and will be stored securely by Rubin Thomlinson. In the final report to BC Soccer, Rubin Thomlinson will present the results of this survey in a format that will not reveal identifying information about you, the respondent, to ensure your anonymity.

In addition to this survey, Robin Thomlinson will also conduct confidential, one-on-one telephone interviews in July and August 2019 with selected volunteers. The goal of these interviews is to gather in-depth information from individuals about their specific experiences of safety in soccer in BC.
If you would like to be considered for an interview,  you can also provide your contact information at the end of this survey. The results of the interviews will be reported in a format that will not reveal identifying information about the respondents.

If you have information about a current, specific concern about unacceptable behavior that breaches bylaws, rules, regulations or policies of BC Soccer, you can report this information through BC Soccer’s judicial process – https://bcsoccer.net/files/AboutUs/BylawsRulesRegsPolicies/judicial_code_and_policies_of_bc_soccer_20190126.pdf.

If you have information about a current, specific concern about unacceptable behaviour that is ‘outside’ of soccer or if you prefer to report to an organization outside of soccer, you are encouraged to report this information through the resources listed on BC Soccer’s Report Abuse webpage – https://bcsoccer.net/report-abuse.
If you have specific questions about this survey, you can email Rubin Thomlinson LLP directly at bcsoccerassessment@rubinthomlinson.com or call (toll-free) 1-800-273-7518 or (local) 416-368-0184 . If you wish for us to respond to your telephone inquiry, you will be asked to leave your contact information.

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Here is the link for the survey :
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TQVWDZX

New Referee Shelter!

Many thanks to Mid-Isle Coach Shawn Freer, Glenn Britton at Ladysmith Public Works, and Clayton Postings and everyone at Ladysmith Parks, Recreation and Culture for the new referee shelter at Forrest Field!

No more standing in the rain at halftime, refs!

Mid-Isle Girls to Play for Provincial Collegiate Gold

The Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners women’s soccer team has captured first place in the Provincial regular-season standings, and will play in the Gold Medal Provincial Championship game this coming Saturday, October 27th at Capilano College in Burnaby.

The VIU team – undefeated since September 23rd with 4 wins and 2 draws in their last six games – features five players from Ladysmith who started their athletic careers with the Mid-Isle Soccer Club: Karen Battie, Shea Battie, Georgia Nicholls, and Haven Bouma, as well as Olivia Mazurenko, who was just named Female Soccer Athlete of the Week in the PACWEST conference.

The Gold Medal game starts at Noon on Saturday. Fans can watch the games online, plus get stories, schedules, summaries and more on the official Championship page HERE.

Congratulations to the team on their great season, and GOOD LUCK from Mid-Isle Soccer on Saturday’s game!

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!