Category: Club News

Mid Isle Gear

Our fabulous Equipment Manager, Laurie has organised with Macron, the company that has made our new house uniforms this season, to offer Mid Isle sweatshirts, jackets, pants and backpacks. Tier 3 Mariners teams generally wear black as that is their jersey colour, and new this season blue Mid Isle Club colour sweatshirts, jackets and backpacks. Pants are black for both.

Click here to go to the Team Sales order site. The online store will remain open until September 30th so get your order in sooner than later. These are optional and not a requirement.

Mid Isle Picture Days

Mid Isle Soccer Club will once again be doing team pictures on two evenings. The photographer is busy in October so we are going to be doing photos early. Please keep Tuesday, September 24th and Thursday, September 26th open. Coaches will be sent a schedule and will notify their teams when their teams photos will be.

Merriman Development Sessions – September 16th

We are pleased to announce that the Merriman Development Sessions will be happening again this season starting Monday, September 16th. This season will be a bit different than past seasons with the following schedule for September:

September 16th:
5:30 – 6:30 pm Pony B (2011 & 2012 birth years)
6:45 – 8:00 pm U14 – U18 (2002 -2006 birth years)

September 23th:
5:30 – 6:30 pm U10-U13 (2007 – 2010 birth years)
6:45 – 8:00 pm U14 – U18 (2002 -2006 birth years)

September 30th:
5:30 – 6:30 pm U10-U13 (2007 – 2010 birth years)
6:45 – 8:00 pm U14 – U18 (2002 -2006 birth years)

Wanted – Gently Used Cleats

Are you a soccer family that has extra outgrown cleats “kicking” around your house that you would like gone?
Mid Isle Soccer is looking to start a cleat swap.
If you have some pairs you would like to donate to get us started, please email Hiromi at irwin.hiromi@telus.net and she will make arrangements to meet up.
Once we have a few pairs, she will make arrangements to be at Forrest field to make swaps in preparation for the upcoming season.

Mid Isle Soccer Call for Referees

To help keep and attract referees the executive have decided to pay for Referee courses and refresher courses each season.  Wages will also see an increase this year as another incentive to referee with Mid Isle.  Typical Referee kits are supplied to each referee and after showing a strong commitment to refereeing for the season an extra kit of jacket and pants will also be supplied. 

Graduating referees can also apply for the newly established Referee Bursary to be given out at the end of the season.

Anyone interested should contact Aaron Lafontaine – Referee coordinator at refmidisle@gmail.com.

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!