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#121 tedward

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 09:50 AM

How could the Canadian Soccer Association force them into joining this D3 I've heard of?

 

Teams and leagues have to be sanctioned (registered and approved) with the CSA. They simply deny sanction to the team and the team cannot compete.

And what is proposed is not actually a D3 as that designation (based on FIFA policy) is for a professional league. What has been created in Ontario and Quebec as the model for something here is actually amateur and thus D4. However to make themselves look better the CSA pretends these are D3 leagues and thus they can say they have a full developmental pyramid.

 

What is even more stupid is that the Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL) already exists as a summer league using the same players they are talking about for this new league and gets the same sort of attendance numbers (virtually none) that the leagues in Ontario and Quebec attract.

 


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#122 tedward

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 07:47 AM

So we are back on for 2015, although in the PCSL.
 

Like a Phoenix?
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Ted Godwin

In a story something like that of the Phoenix rising from the ashes, it looks like Victoria Highlanders will live to play another day.

Sort of.

For now.

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#123 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 02:00 PM

Victoria Highlanders FC announced Monday, that the organization will open the 2018 Premier Development League (PDL) season under a new ownership group. Led by key Victoria businessmen and soccer enthusiasts Brett Large, Moreno Stefani, Grant Olsen, Mark deFrias, and Ryan Wilson. 


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#124 pontcanna

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 02:53 PM

Wish they were back at RAP, but I guess that's too much to ask.


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#125 G-Man

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:09 PM

Why where are they playing? I thought they were still there. 


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#126 shoeflack

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:33 AM

Why where are they playing? I thought they were still there. 

 

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#127 tedward

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:37 AM

Why where are they playing? I thought they were still there. 

 

They have been playing at UVic for a couple of years. Hopefully the new ownership group can raise the profile enough that where they play is better known. ;)


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#128 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 11:04 AM

Island Savings is now a major sponsor.
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#129 tedward

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:24 PM

They are doing pretty well with sponsors and the staff. Thomas Neindorf is a good coach and Nico Craveiro was a fan favourite going back to his Victoria United days.


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#130 That Ferry Bay

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 11:26 AM

So what will be the situation with the Highlanders once the team in Langford is underway? Will it clearly cut into interest and fan support? Or can Victoria support both teams?



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Posted 30 November 2021 - 07:35 AM

The Highlanders previously played in the Premier Development League, which was the amateur arm of the U.S.-based pro league USL.

 

The Highlanders are the sixth organization announced for League1 B.C. and joins ­Vancouver Whitecaps Academy, TSS Rovers of Burnaby, Unity FC of Langley, Altitude FC of North Vancouver and Rivers FC of Kamloops.

 

The first season of League1 B.C. is set to begin in May.

 

The Highlanders will play their home games at either Royal Athletic Park or ­Centennial Stadium with a ­decision to be announced.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...gue1-bc-4806339



 



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