West Coast Football Club

A Vancouver Based Women's Soccer Club Since 2007

News Items:

December 17, 2011 - 2nd Place Finish @ Deck the Balls

Well done to our Div 3/4 squad consisting of Summer Bentham, Christine Checkosis, Heather Buitenhuis, Deanna Buitenhuis, Tatiana Zamorano, Keely Smith, Aoife McManaus, Hayley Mackie, Hallie Coltin, Shauna Underwood, & Maud Bataillet, who placed 2nd in the Deck the Balls tournament hosted by the Meralomas at SportsTown in Richmond. The girls won a cash prize of $350 which covered the cost of registration. Congrats!

December 11, 2011 - Congrats to the Strikers

Congratulations to our Div 1 WCFC Strikers, who with their win last night, have clinched first place in their group and secured promotion to Selects for next season. Well done girls and Sanj!!!

November 1, 2011 - Fundraiser a huge success!!

With all 300 tickets sold to our event, we managed to raise a significant amount of money!! Thank you to everyone who made this possible! Thank you to Haley Mackie (Banshees) for securing the venue, and to Sanj Mudliar (Strikers) for meeting with Malone's to work out the details. Also, Sanj was our top ticket seller with 18! It was a fun filled evening that started off with a Canucks win and carried on with a 50/50 ticket draw, dancing, and prizes for top costume. The 3rd place winner was "baby pirate" - Jill Viera (Impact), in 2nd place was "white swan" - Julia Semper (Strikers), and 1st place went to "jelly fish" - Thalia McWatt. With all teams coming as a theme; Strikers as Super Heros; Impact as Pirates; Banshees as Food Items (sort of :-); and Synergy as Sea Creatures it was a fantastic night!


October 12, 2011 - HALLOWEEN PARTY CONFIRMED!

October 10, 2011 - Andy Livingstone Artifical Turf Practice Field Acquired

West Coast FC finally has a turf field available for practices! Our turf time will be on Monday nights at 7pm on Andy Livingstone West. Here is our newest practice schedule:

Andy Livingstone

(Mon 7-8pm)

Strathcona

(Tues 6:30-8pm)

Strathcona

(Tues 8-9:30pm)

John Hendry

Tues (8-9:30pm)

Killarney

(Tues 8-9pm)

IMPACT &

BANSHEES

 

STRIKERS

SYNERGY

KERRISDALE


September 25, 2011 - Fall Practice Fields

Clinton

(Mon 8-9pm)

Strathcona

(Tues 6:30-8pm)

Strathcona

(Tues 8-9:30pm)

John Hendry

Tues (8-9:30pm)

Killarney

(Tues 8-9pm)

 

IMPACT

STRIKERS

SYNERGY

KERRISDALE &

BANSHEES


July 16, 2011 - Synergy New Head Coach

West Coast FC is pleased to announce the addition of Drew Ellis to the coaching staff. Drew will take over duties as head coach of our Div 4 side, Synergy. Drew has had experience coaching youth teams in England and is keen to work with adults. Drew is interested in pursuing his coaching credentials and is eager get things started with the team. His playing experience includes a spot on his University team in Nottingham.


July 15, 2011 - 2011 Cat Halliwell Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Karen Smith (WCFC Impact), who is the inaugural winner of the West Coast FC Cat Halliwell Scholarship! We are very pleased to select such a well rounded individual that has made very meaningful contributions to the community, the sport of soccer, and the post-secondary institution that she attends. Upon reviewing her application, it became increasingly evident that those who know Karen would describe her as a leader, a hard worker, and a strong student. Karen was described by one coach as an individual who leads by an example and thereby challenges her teammates to do the same. Her dedication to her team and the motivation that she brings with her are exactly the qualities we sought to recognize as the successful applicant of the Cat Halliwell Scholarship.


July 12, 2011 - Welcome to Kerrisdale FC

West Coast FC extends a warm welcome to our newest team "Kerrisdale FC". An agreement has been made that will see this Selects team become part of WCFC and play as West Coast FC Kerrisdale in the upcomming 2011/2012 season. Kerrisdale is coached by Mr. Andre Tee and is a highly successful squad, having placed at the top of their group for the past three seasons. We welcome all of the Kerrisdale players to our club and are excited to have you with us!!


July 2, 2011 - Banshees New Head Coach

It is with great pleasure that I announce to you the addition of Mr. Kit Nichols as the head coach of our Div 3 team, the Banshees for the 2011/12 season. Kit comes to the club with an extensive background in the game through a variety of roles including player, coach, and administrator. The Banshees are primed to be successful under the guidance of their new coach! Good luck in the upcomming season!


May 23, 2011 - Saltspring Island Tournament 2011

A huge pat on the back to the members who represented our club at the Saltspring Island tournament this past weekend! We entered a team in memory of our teammate and friend Cat Halliwell, and played under the team name "In Cat's Honour". Our numbers were a bit thin this weekend, but our spirit saw us put in a commendable effort, making it to the semi-finals. We played most games with just 11 players, and even had to play one game with 9, due to injury. But managed to get 1 win, 2 ties, and a loss. This was good enough to get us into the semi-finals where we tried our hardest, but fell to the eventual tournament winners 1-0. Cat's mom Marian and father David were there to cheer us on and it meant a lot to us to have them there! Thank you to Chantal, Sarah A., Sarah L., Grainne, Sylvia, Hollie, Helen, Marlo, Claudia, Jill, Hayley, and Tucky for making it an awesome weekend!


March 1, 2011 - Impact gets promoted!

Congratulations to all of the members of our Division 2 team, WCFC Impact!! After a very strong season, that saw the team finish with a record of 11 wins and 2 losses, the girls have managed to stand a top of the table seven points clear (and a game at hand) ahead of second place. Not to mention an impressive 33 goals for and just 3 against. All of their hard work has paid off and Impact has securef promotion to the first division!! Well done Impact!!


February 12th, 2011 - Lionheart Sports Ltd. agree to sponsorship

I am pleased to announce that Lionheart Sports Ltd. has agreed to sponsor our club!!! Lionheart offers high quality technical custom wear for teams. Two of our teams wore Lionheart uniforms this season, and I have to say they looked great!! I am super happy with the quality and performance of our new Lionheart gear! Visit the Lionheart website at: http://www.lionheart-sports.com/XS/XSintro.htm


January 1, 2011 - Happy New Year!

Hi West Coast FC!!

Happy New Year!! I hope that you have all had a wonderful holiday season and enjoyed your break away from soccer.

As we begin a new year, we are preparing for the second half of our soccer season. Our teams have a handful of league games remaining and cup play will begin for us soon!

For the month of January I have booked an indoor gym for all of our teams in order to avoid the cold and rainy nights. Teams are still able to practice at their regularly scheduled locations and times if coaches would prefer.

INDOOR SCHEDULE

Synergy (Div 4) - Tuesdays (Jan 4, 11, 18, 25) @ 8pm

Banshees (Div 3) - Tuesdays (Jan 4, 11, 18, 25) @ 9pm

Impact (Div 2) - Wednesdays (Jan 5, 12, 26) @ 8pm

Strikers (Div 1) - Wednesdays (Jan 5, 12, 26) @ 9pm

Indoor facility = L'Ecole Bilingue (1166 W. 14th Ave between Oak and Heather)

VERSUS Fitness Training

It is time for us to renew for another session at Versus! If you have been going, you know how great it is!! If you've been thinking about it, now's your chance!! If you are looking to improve your soccer game, this is the best place to start! The fitter your are, the better your performance in games!! The same rates will be offered to us again:

  • Once a week for 8 weeks = $100
  • Twice a week = $150
  • Unlimited = $190

Renew or sign-up on Thursday at 7pm at Versus! 130 W. Hastings Street

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November 15, 2010

Please welcome Mr. Travis Sanders as head coach of the Div. 3 Banshees. Travis takes over from Ms. Marnie Slater who has resigned from the club. We hope that the Banshees will continue to be successful and improve as a team under the direction of Travis. Good luck Travis and the Banshees!

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September 12, 2010 - Details for Cat's Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 25
The Stonehouse
641 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island
2:00 o'clock

I will be attending and if you would like a ride with me, please let me know. ~Shauna
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September 9, 2010 -

To the Members of West Coast Football Club,

It is with deep regret that I announce to you, the passing of one of our members, Cathrine "Cat" Halliwell. Cat succumbed to her injuries as the result of a car accident that occurred on Sept 5th, 2010 while returning from a concert in Washington State

 

 

  

Cat had been a valuable member of our club since 2007 when she moved to Vancouver from Salt Spring Island. She joined our Div 2 team, Impact, to play with her best friend Helen Smith. She was a pivotal piece in Impact's earlier success, and contributed greatly to the team's promotion year to year. She was a very skilled player, who was striving to play at the highest level, and wanted to help her team reach their goals. Cat occasionally had been called to play up with the Strikers too, sometimes rushing from one game to the next, in order to help both teams out. In her last practice with the team, she scored Impact’s only goal in a scrimmage against the Strikers. This season, every goal that Impact scores will be for our team mate and friend, Cathrine Halliwell.

 

A scholarship will be created in her name to honour the contributions that she made to soccer and the club. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Shauna @ nooknook40@hotmail.com

 

Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with her family and friends. Flowers have been sent to the family on behalf of West Coast FC.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Shauna Underwood

General Manager – West Coast FC

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August 8, 2010 - Club Fundraiser is booked!!! September 2nd at Ceili's downtown. Tickets are $10 (includes one complimentary drink). Starts at 8pm. All players are expected to sell a minimum 3 tickets each.


July 27, 2010 - The following is the structure of the club for the 2010/11 season:

Team

Division

Head Coach

Practice Field

Home Games

Strikers

1

Sanj Mudliar

Strathcona – Tuesdays – 8pm

Andy Livingstone – Sundays – 5pm

Impact

2

Ian Bratberg

Strathcona – Wednesdays – 8pm

Van Tech Turf – Saturdays – 4pm

Banshees

3

Marnie Slater

Clinton – Mondays – 8pm

TBA

Synergy

4 Gold

Shauna Underwood

Strathcona – Tuesdays – 6:30pm (to be confirmed)

Templeton – Saturdays – 11am (subject to change)

Additional coaching staff:

  • Jane Graham – Will be assisting with the Banshees
  • David Kwong – Will be assisting with Synergy
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July 27, 2010 - I am pleased to announce the addition of a fourth team to play for WCFC. Our new team will be called the Banshees and they will begin training on August 4th. While the league has yet to determine what division this team will play in, the Banshees will play with the aim of being as competitive as possible (within realistic expectations). From a club perspective, the Banshees were created as an attempt to bridge the gap that exists between the teams in our club. With the Strikers in Division 1, Impact in Division 2 or 1, and Synergy in Division 4 Silver, there is a lack of continuity between the teams that fosters player development or allows for players to move between the levels so that they are playing at the most appropriate place within the club. The goal for the Banshees is to develop as a team and play at the Dvision 4 Gold, 3, or 2 levels over the next few years. All current club members are welcome to try-out for our new team on August 4th at 7pm at Van Tech Turf. If you are interested, please let me know. Please check our club website for the schedule for all teams for August here.
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July 27, 2010 - I would like to welcome Ms. Marnie Slater to our coaching staff. Marnie's past coaching experience includes working with youth teams at the U11 level. Additionally, she has coached her own highschool team on the island. Most recently, she has worked with New West Hyacks where she filled the role of player/coach. Marnie will hold a similar role now with our club. Welcome to West Coast FC Marnie!
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July 12, 2010 - Check out the drafts for our new club uniforms!!!! I'm pretty happy with the kit and can't wait to see all of our teams in this for the upcomming season!

 

July 5, 2010 - Clothing order is still being sorted. I have re-ordered some people's jackets. It is still possible to add on to the order. Jackets are $50, pants are $45, and bags are $32. Please let me know if you would like anything and I can send you more info. Cheers, S~

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July 3, 2010 - Strikers and Impact will have their first try-outs for the 10/11 season on July 21st and 28th at Andy Livingstone Turf from 8:00-10pm. Please arrive 10 minutes early so that we can start on time! Thanks! S~