United Footballer Of The Week

Cecelia Way
Vancouver Island Wave

Lower Island Soccer Association administers the Vancouver Island Wave EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) soccer franchise with boys and girls teams.  This franchise is a partnership between LISA and the Upper Island Soccer Association to ensure youth players from the entire Island have an opportunity to participate in the high performance programming of BC Soccer.

Cecilia Way plays for the Vancouver Island Wave and is this week’s selection as Footballer of the Week.  Cecilia joined the Wave program after starting her soccer career at the Bays United Football Club.  She quickly became a force to be reckoned with and was soon turning heads of provincial coaches.

Last week, Cecilia was honored to be invited to the Women’s EXCEL Program by Canadian Soccer Association Women’s Head Coach Bev Priestman.  The Canada Soccer Women’s National EXCEL Program, brings together the best with the best at the national level. Operating in six-year cycles across the U-14 to U-17 and U-18 to U-20 age groups, it is designed to deliver an aligned talent structure and system that progresses more top players to Canada’s Women’s National Team, more often.

30 players have been called into the first U-13/U-15 camp at the Fortius Sport and Health complex in Burnaby, BC for a week of training.  In addition to on-field sessions, the group will experience curriculum across all four development corners, with fitness testing, strength and conditioning, and mental development workshops.

Cecilia is known for great athleticism and leadership.  We wish her well and look forward to seeing her progress.

Read the full story of the EXCEL program here

Congratulations on being this week’s Footballer of the Week!

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Due to the weather conditions, there are numerous outstanding games that need to be played.  Please make best efforts to reschedule these games as soon as possible.
Multiple requests to various members of the executive has been creating some difficulties.  To ensure the process runs smoothly, LIWSA is seeking your cooperation with submitting any requests for rescheduled games directly to your division liaison.  Emails should include the following information:

Due to the large number of last minute requests for ID cards, LIWSA has decided to relax the requirement for card checks until the weekend of October 24-26. However, all teams and officials are expected to have completed any remaining documentation by that time, including player and team official ID cards and where required, team official criminal records checks. We cannot confirm that all referees have been notified before Oct 17-19 scheduled games, so please refer to this website post if necessary.

The LIWSA Rules and Regulations have been updated in our "Policies" area?  Rule 12.3 has been amended to include more specific procedures about rescheduling/postponing a game.  Please refer to 12.3 (i), (j), (k).  

i) If and when a team wishes to reschedule/postpone a game, the procedure is as follows:

The United Football Showcase Kicks off at Westhills Stadium on September 27

Some of Vancouver Islands top men’s, women’s and youth soccer teams will take to the pitch over the two day United Football Showcase

The LIWSA has registered with the BC Government Criminal Records Screening Program.  Any LIWSA volunteer can obtain a criminal record check for free.

1.  A reminder that all jewelry is to be removed (ear and nose piercings, earrings, bracelets (all material) etc.)  Also, if a player is wearing hemp or cloth type bracelets, we suggest that they wear sweatbands or tape.  If we can't see it , we can't ask them to remove it.
2.  We suggest that all teams have a first aid kit.  

50% of League Fees were due on Sept. 1st, with the remainder due on Oct. 1st.  If you haven't already done so, please mail cheques to LIWSA, PO Box 5489 LCD9 Victoria, British Columbia V8R 6S4.  If you have any questions please contact Janet at president@liwsa.com or Stephanie at treasurer@liwsa.com