Jesse Rice

This week’s selection is from the Fernwood Football Association in the VISL, playing in Division 1, Jesse Rice. Jesse has been with the VISL on and off for the past 15 years. Besides Fernwood; he has played with JDF, Sagres, Saanich Braves, Esquimalt Nation, and Prospect Lake. Jesse’s natural position is a striker.

2003 VI Wave Girls

2003 VI Wave Girls Coached by Amelia Ng and Madison Ashcroft the 2003 girls team is the Cinderella story of the BCSPL Fall Season. Headed into the playoffs as the #8 seed, the U15 girls knocked off the #1 seed AND 2018 U15 National Champions Mountain United.  The very impressive 2-1 scoreline

Emily Warkentin

The playing manager! All too often some of the volunteers on our teams are just forgotten, more specifically the team managers, which many take on dual roles on and off the pitch. This week the LIWSA would like acknowledge the efforts of one of these tireless workers. What would a coach

The Cessford’s

What does it take to accommodate 143 teams or close to 1500 U8, U9 and U10 players and their families at your park?  Only the Cessford's really know.  Earlier this month Tracy Cessford was instrumental in ensuring that many teams had enough space to play at a one-day jam-packed festival.  He coordinated everything from field lining; to

Amazing Island Officials

This week, Footballers of the Week recognition goes to the group of young officials that were selected to officiate at the National Championships held across the country. The photo is of all the officials that were selected to officiate at the U17 Girls and Boys Nationals that were held in

Geoff Hackett – Nanaimo United

The 1st Footballer of the Week from the VISL is Geoff Hackett. Geoff has had a remarkable start to the year.  He has helped guide Nanaimo United of Division 1 to the top of the standings after 5 weeks of League play.   Geoff has been a member of the VISL since 2007.

Lakehill Reds Div 1 Women

LIWSA is proud to nominate the Women’s Lakehill Reds Div 1 team as Footballers of the Week!  On Saturday May 12th the team found themselves travelling to Burnaby for the Provincial B Cup Finals against Surrey FC Pegasus. By placing third after round robin and winning the LIWSA Doug Day

District Cup MVPs

Congratulations to recent District Cup game MVPs MVPs Boys U13 Gold – Kieran Van Nieuwkuyk & Santiago Sanchez Boys U13 Silver – Arokya Shrestha & Cole Evans Boys U13 Bronze – Jacob Vanlierop & Tyson Pade Boys U14 Gold – Ben Foerster & Stuart Dobyns Boys U14 Silver – Rowan Schouten & Echo Parratt Boys U15 Gold

Paul Clarkston

Paul Clarkston was nominated for Footballer of the Week and it seems an appropriate choice right now because he was instrumental in the Sooke turf soccer field build.  While the Sooke Soccer Club has appreciated the fields since November, LISA will descend upon all of Sooke's fields this weekend with

Cole Shoemaker

Cole began his refereeing career in Vernon BC, where he took his small sided and entry level courses. He then developed his skills for a few years, doing games primarily as an assistant referee and attending his first A-cup provincials in Vancouver.  Cole was fortunate to have the opportunity to