The Service Clubs of Ladysmith – Eagles, Lions, Kinsmen and Rotary – are holding an Oktoberfest evening at the Aggie Hall on October 20th. Funds raised at this grown-ups-only event will be used to build a jogging trail all the way around the entire Forrest Field area! Break out the lederhosen and come for a beer and a brat! Rides home are provided. Get your tickets at the 49th Parallel Grocery TODAY!
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 two seasons ago. That year Bill Merriman’s team went undefeated in the League and was promoted to Division 2.
Last season, the team excelled again and this season has been promoted to Division 1, the highest level of amateur soccer on Vancouver Island. They will play their home games at Forrest Field in Ladysmith on Saturday afternoons and evenings.
Mid-Isle Division 1 Men’s Team Home Schedule, 2018-19:
- Saturday, September 15
- Saturday, September 29
- Saturday, October 13
- Saturday, October 27
- Saturday, November 10
- Saturday, November 24
- Saturday, December 8
- Saturday, January 26
Under-21 Men’s Team Ready for the Season
The Under-21 Mid-Isle Mariners men’s team also plays in the VISL. Players in this division must be 20 years of age or younger. Our U21 Mariners have had a very successful history in the VISL, winning League and Cup trophies in several seasons since the team was founded in 2012. Many past players have gone on to successful college and professional careers. The U21s play their home games at Forrest Field on Sunday evenings.
U21 Men’s Team Home Schedule, 2018-19:
- Sunday, September 16
- Sunday, September 23
- Sunday, October 7
- Sunday, November 4
- Sunday, November 18
- Sunday, November 25
- Sunday, December 2
- Sunday, January 20
The Club has produced a Summer newsletter that’s full of information about the upcoming season:
If you are a returning Mid-Isle Club referee – or you would like to try it out – please contact Club Vice President Jeremy Kaye at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have received an invitation to join the Mid-Isle Soccer Club’s Tier 3 “Mariners” program, CONGRATULATIONS! You must now confirm your participation and provide your rep fees by August 25th to ensure your spot on the team.
Please fill out the Tier 3 Confirmation Form and click the “Submit” button. The PayPal secured transaction window will open and allow you to pay your fee online.
The Merriman Soccer 12-Week Fall Academy begins on September 7th – every Friday night at Forrest Field! This is gonna be GOOD.
Late August Summer Camp from the Merrimans!
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.
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!
Drop-In Spring Soccer kicked off last night at Forrest Field and was a rousing success, with over two dozen Club players participating!!
Scrimmage with your buddies while the tunes are blasting!
$5 drop-in fee, every Thursday at Forrest Field from 7:00-8:30pm