Category: Club News

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

Bus Trip July 6th to Pacific FC Game

Hello Soccer keeners!

The Mid Isle Mariners Men’s team is planning another BUS TRIP for July 6th, Saturday, to the PACIFIC FC GAME 3:00 kickoff!

$35 Cost includes game and bus:

12:00 pm depart from VIU bottom lot, corner of Wakesiah and 5th st, across from gas stations.

12:30 pm depart from Ladysmith, 49th Parallel

Arrive at Langford, Westhills stadium for Pacific FC 3:00 GAME

5:30 pm depart from stadium, stop at Ladysmith, stop at VIU.

Let Cheryl Merriman know if you are in!  (Game ticket only is $20)

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 :

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 –

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 –
If you have specific questions about this survey, you can email Rubin Thomlinson LLP directly at 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 :

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!