Welcome to the Lower Island Soccer Association. The Lower Island Soccer Association (LISA), is the umbrella organization that provides administrative services to ten youth soccer clubs whose territories extend from Duncan and the Cowichan Valley in the north, to the Western Communities and Sooke in the west, Salt Spring Island and the outer Gulf Islands and Thetis Island in the East.  The Lower Island Soccer Association also administers the elite teams competing in inter-district competition against the province’s other top soccer teams.

LISA summer office hours (begins May 20):
Tuesday to Friday
10am – 3:30pm
Office Closed for Summer Holidays: July 31st at 3:30pm until August 18th at 10:00am.
Contact Us:
101-1246 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC V9A 3N8
Tel: 250-382-7489       Fax: 250-382-7480

Important News

December 11th, 2014

Start Dates:
Gold – September 12/13
Silver & Bronze – U11 & U12 – September 19/20
VIPL – September 12/13 (2 game weekend for some divisions)

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REFEREE REFRESHER CLINICS: 

Full Field Referees will need to register for a Refresher Clinic on eReferee. There are two Refreshers being held at Braefoot Park. Small Sided referees do NOT need to register for or attend a refresher.

http://www.refcentre.com/ref_refresher_courses.aspx

ENTRY LEVEL (FULL FIELD) CLINIC

Small Sided Referees (age 14+) who would like to take the Entry Level Clinic to become a full field referee should register for the Entry Level Clinic being held at Braefoot on August 28, 29 and 30.

Go to http://www.refcentre.com/bc/ and select “Victoria” as the District.

SMALL SIDED CLINIC:

If you know of people who would like to take the Small Sided Referee course (age 12+) there is one scheduled for September 13th at Braefoot, which you can also be registered for at the same site.

Go to http://www.refcentre.com/bc/ and select “Victoria” as the District.

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Clubs looking for players with transfer space let us know and we can post your information here.

JDF U15 boys VIPL (born 2001 or 2002) will be looking for a Goal Keeper for 2015/2016 VIPL season. Transfer spots available. For further information, please contact Eric Ooms at darooms@shaw.ca
Gorge/Lakehill Final VIPL Assessments
The following final assessments will be run for the pooled Lakehill/Gorge VIPL Teams. All teams listed have open space for transfer / out-of-boundary players.  Dates will continually be updated so for any changes please check club websites:   www.gorgesoccer.ca                         www.lakehillsoccer.com

U14 VIPL Boys
Monday AUG 10, 5:00-6:00, Braefoot
Wednesday AUG 12, 6:00-7:00 Hampton
2-3 spots available with a possible transfer spot open

U14 VIPL Girls
Team complete

U15 VIPL Boys
Monday AUG 10, 6:00-7:00 Braefoot
Wednesday AUG 12, 5:00-6:00 Hampton
2-3 spots available with a possible transfer spot open

U15 VIPL Girls
Tuesday JULY 28, 6:00-7:30 Hampton
Thursday JULY 30, 6:00- 7:30 Hampton
Tuesday August 13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Hampton (TBC)
Thursday August 18, 6:00 – 7:30pm Hampton (TBC)
Tuesday August 20, 6:00 – 7:30pm Hampton (TBC)
3-4 spots available with 2 transfer spots open

U16 VIPL Boys
Tuesday AUG 11, 6:00-7:00 Braefoot
Thursday AUG 13, 7:00-8:00 Hampton
2-3 spots available with 1 transfer spots open

U16 VIPL Girls
Tuesday JULY 28, 6:00-7:30 Hampton
Thursday JULY 30, 6:00-7:30 Hampton
1-2 spots available with NO transfer spots open

U18 VIPL Boys
Monday AUG 10, 7:00-8:00 Braefoot
Wednesday AUG 12, 7:00-8:00 Hampton
2-3 spots available with 1-2 transfer spots open

U18 VIPL Girls
Tuesday AUG 11, 7:00-8:00 Braefoot
Thursday AUG 13, 6:00-7:00 Hampton
2-3 spots available with 1-2 transfer spots open

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Looking for summer soccer camps?  Will post info as we get it, Whitecaps FC have camps on the island, go to the Camps page for more or check with your home club: http://www.lowerislandsoccer.com/academiesandcamp/

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Cowichan Valley Blackout Boys U14 Bronze Medalists

Congratulations to all of the Island teams that competed in the Provincials this past weekend!  The final placements for island teams is as follows:
A Cup
BU14 Saanich Fusion – 3rd place
BU15 Upper Island Riptide – 2nd place
BU16 Gorge/Lakehill – 4th place
BU18 Bays/Peninsula – 4th place
GU14 Upper Island Riptide – 4th place
GU15 Saanich Fusion/Prospect Lake – 4th place
GU16 Upper Island Riptide – 2nd place
GU18 Upper Island Storm – 2nd place
B Cup
BU13 Harbour City FC – 2nd place
BU14 Cowichan Valley Blackout – 3rd place
BU15 Saanich Fusion – 4th place and won the Fair Play Award
BU16 Peninsula – 7th place
BU17 Cowichan Valley Spartans – 6th place & Fair Play Award
BU18 Cowichan Valley – 5th place
GU13 Prospect Lake – 2nd place
GU14 Powell River Predators – 4th place
GU15 Bays United Ombres – 4th place
GU16 Juan de Fuca – 4th place
GU17 Saanich Fusion – 3rd place (in PK’s)
GU18 Upper Island Storm – 1st place

Prospect Lake U13 Silver Medalists
Prospect Lake U13 Girls B Cup – Silver Medalists
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UNITED FOOTBALL – FOOTBALLERS OF THE WEEK
Bringing together an island

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Women’s: www.liwsa.com    Youth: www.lowerislandsoccer.com     Men’s: www.visl.org

2014/2015
Footballers of the Week

BC Soccer Award Winners, Bob Nex, John Leier, Moreno Stefani, Anton Boegman and Dave Des Brisay, Bill Merriman, Natalie Cavallin, Alexis Fawcett 
Rhys Winn-Williams,
Referee (Gorge Soccer Association)
FIFA Women’s World Cup Player Escorts
2000 and 1999 VI Wave Girls,
semi-finalists for BCSPL
Brian Royer-Collard,
Saanich Fusion
Jillian McCue,
Saanich Fusion
Hannah Browning,
BC Soccer Referee (started in Cowichan Valley Soccer Association)
Port Alberni, Men’s B Cup BC Soccer Provincials
U15 Girls Gold Bays United Ombres
, Coastal Cup Winners
LIWSA Cup Winners
Rich Fast,
Bays United Football Club, VISL President’s Award
Jake Dziwenka, Vancouver Island Wave, Boys 2001
LISA District Cup MVPs
Sara Abelenda, Vancouver Island Wave, Girls 2000, Referee
Isabella Haro-Ritchie, Peninsula Football Club “Dynamite”, Girls U12
Peter Hindi, Bays United Football Club, Boys U12
Graeme Thompson, Juan de Fuca Soccer Association, VIPL Boys U18, Referee
John Leir, Prospect Lake Soccer Club, LIWSA Premier League Coach
Lindsay Hargreaves, Juan de Fuca Soccer Association and Vancouver Island Wave
Bill Keserich Sr., Cowichan Valley Soccer Association, President, Referee Coordinator
Vancouver Island Wave, players asked to Phase 1 of the Provincial Training Program
Babcook Family (Mary-Anne, Leanne, Annette and Brad) Saanich Fusion FC
Cecelia Way, Vancouver Island Wave, called to the REX program
Anton Boegman and Dave Des Brisay, Bays United Football Club, Coaches
Darian Achurch, Cowichan Valley Soccer Association, VISL Division 2
Christian Huff, Juan de Fuca Soccer Association, VIPL Boys U18
Taylor Adams, Prospect Lake Soccer Club LIWSA Division 1
Emily Worsfold, Vancouver Island Wave, Girls 2002
Kevin Allen, Juan de Fuca Soccer Association, youth coordinator, Board Member
Emma Fletcher, Saanich Fusion, caped for the Canadian Women’s National Team
Vince Greco, President VISL
Vancouver Island Wave, Girls 15 Provincial Champions
Mitch Martinez, Vancouver Island Wave, Prospect Lake
Gareth Crisp, Vancouver Island Wave, Referee
Tim Satterford, LISA President, recipient of A.C. Sanford Achievement Award
Becky Fowler, Vic West, recipient of Sue Beischer Award

 To nominate a player or administrator please contact your respective organization.

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Vancouver Island Wave 2003 Born evaluations

We want to thank the high number of quality players that attended the assessments, to find the Vancouver Island Wave 2003 Intake Teams for next season read our March eNewsletter.

BCSPL FAQ for the 2003 born player by BC Soccer
VIWave_FAQ_Jan2015 by Lower Island Soccer Association

For more information on the Vancouver Island please contact:
Andrew Latham -  headcoach@lowerislandsoccer.com
250 888 5712

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As a part of BC Soccer’s ongoing commitment to lead the implementation of Canada Soccer’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model, BC Soccer has asked LISA to re-distribute CSA’s and BC Soccer’s LTPD related content, at the links below.

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New to soccer and want to sign up? 
Within the LISA District there are out-of-boundary rules so it is recommended you play where you live since there are rules restricting the number of out-of-boundary players per team.
To find your boundary club scroll to the bottom and click the “boundary map”, once finding your boundary club come back to the LISA home page and click on the link taking you to your boundary club.  Registration is completed on each club’s own site through an online registration system.  Don’t delay, it is filling up and games are starting.

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LISA has created a 2012-2013 Discipline Summary infographic. Click here to check it out! (It may not render well on certain devices, such as iPads.)

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Upcoming coaching courses – see coaches association page.

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If you are unable to play your scheduled game due to a field closure, please advise your score recorder and attempt to reschedule the game.
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Looking to register for soccer?  In Victoria soccer season starts in September and registration fills up quickly.  Go to your home club to find out about assessment, registration dates and costs.

Not sure who your home club is? There are a couple ways to find out. Find your address on our online boundary map. Or, Click Here for a list of street names linked to clubs. Please note we update this latter option regularly but there will be the occasional time that your street is not listed. Please call the soccer office if you cannot find where you should go 250-382-7489

Bays United Football Club www.baysunited.ca

Cowichan Valley Soccer Assn. www.cowichansoccer.com 

Gorge Soccer Assn. www.gorgesoccer.ca 

Juan de Fuca Soccer Assn. www.jdfsoccer.ca

Lakehill Soccer Assn. www.lakehillsoccer.com

Peninsula Soccer Club www.peninsulasoccer.ca/index.php

Prospect Lake Soccer Club www.plsc.org

Salt Spring United Soccer Assn.www.saltspringsoccer.com/index.php

Saanich Fusion FC  www.saanichfusionfc.ca/

Sooke Soccer Club www.sookesoccer.com

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Sanctioned Events and Tournaments

Affiliated teams of LISA are respectfully reminded that they can only participate in sanctioned BC Soccer tournaments. For a list of sanctioned tournaments (Click here)

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New Kidsport application form. (Click here for application form)

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ZERO TOLERANCE – SPECTATOR AND TEAM CONDUCT!!

A message from the Lower Island Soccer Association’s President

R. Tim Satterford

(Click here)
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In memory of Leonard Bridgeman
The soccer community has lost a long-serving member of our community.  Len Bridgeman passed away on June 9, 2015, his obituary recently appeared in the Times Colonist.  Len is remembered as a founding member of Lakehill Soccer, a Lower Island Soccer Association Board member, head of the LISA discipline committee and a respected referee.  We extend our condolences to all that knew Len and his family.

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Congratulations to the 22 Player Escorts in the Women’s World Cup Final

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Back Row (L to R) Kennedy Aleck (CVSA), Xanthe Evans (Sooke), Molly Andulajevic (Bays), Amanda Moreira (Saanich), Alegria Massa (Lakehill), Audrey Compton (Bays), Claire Grbavec (Lakehill), Tillie Curtis (Prospect Lake), Jordyn Smyth (Saanich). Front Row (L to R) Darya Rabbani (Saanich), Kerstina Adams (Juan de Fuca), Sophie Mallory (Gorge), Rowan Picard (CVSA), Alice Pilling (Bays), Freya Lumley (Peninsula), Naomi Hogg (Bays), Sophie Hayes (Bays), Kaylynn Rowlings (CVSA) Missing – Cate Pontefract (Bays), Elise Fontes (Saanich), Megan Lizotte (Salt Spring), Cat O’Shaughnessy (Prospect Lake)