United Footballer of the Week- She Kicks Girls Fest!

The purpose of United Football is to provide an opportunity to Unite the Island in the game and one of the initiatives is to recognize individuals, teams, or clubs that are making positive contributions to the game and to celebrate the success by publishing their accomplishment.

Should you wish to nominate any one, please contact your league/club/association.

This week’s Footballer of the week is not an individual or a team, but the collective group of women and girls who organized and participated in the LISA She Kicks Girls Festival at the University of Victoria in October!

The Lower Island Soccer Association was once again pleased to partner with the University of Victoria Women’s Soccer program to host the “Circle K Active Start Uvic Vikes She Kicks Festival” on Sunday, October 3rd.  This female led initiative saw over 115 participants, aged 8-12, take part in a fun morning of skills, activities, and games led entirely by female coaches and Vikes Women’s team players. 

While the event was free to attend, the organizers were collecting donations for the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (ISPARC) and through the generous donations of the participants were able to raise over $750.00!

This happened to be LISA’s first event since the pandemic began and we could not have asked for a better day!  A big thank-you to the University of Victoria’s Tracy David, Sandy Mackay, Terry Crocker, and the Vikes Women’s Soccer team, as well as LISA Board member Carey Gustafson and LISA Head Coach Andrew Latham for organizing and running the event!