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 in the 2016-17 season. That year, the new team under coach Bill Merriman went undefeated in the League and was promoted to Division 2.
In 2017-18, the team excelled again, and was once again promoted – this time to Division 1, the highest level of amateur soccer on Vancouver Island. They play their home games at Forrest Field in Ladysmith on Saturday afternoons and evenings.
Mid-Isle Mariners Div 1 Men’s Team Home Schedule, 2019-20: