The first week of league play for the Boys teams in the new BCCSL has been cancelled
September 5, 2017
We received the unfortunate news on the weekend that the first week of league games for the boys teams in the new BCCSL (BC Coastal Soccer League, which is a merger of our old 4D and the 5 District league the rest of the Lower Mainland was in) has been cancelled.
This league is much larger and it brings together clubs that are used to different processes and deadlines for affiliating their teams for league play. As well, an entirely new software program is being used by the schedulers, and the end result is that they could not generate a schedule in time for league play to begin on September 8, 9 and 10.
To avoid any confusion, here is where all the VanU FC age groups and levels sit with regards to games this weekend:
U12 Girls Div 1A and 1B, plus all U13 to U18 girls teams: games on as scheduled for Sunday, Sept 10.
U11 Boys Gold and all U12 to U18 boys teams: games scheduled for Sept 8 and 9 are cancelled.
U11 Boys Silver and Bronze plus U11 Girls Gold, Silver A and Silver B and U12 Girls Silver A and Silver B: your league always starts a week after the others. Your first games will be the weekend of Sept 16 and 17 and your schedules are done separately from the BCCSL boys divisions so there shouldn’t be a problem there.
Active Start and U9/10 House schedules are not affected by this scheduling problem.
We have been assured that this extra week should be sufficient time to get a schedule generated and teams to be playing on Sept 15, 16 and 17. We will of course advise you of any updates we receive. These will be posted on the club’s website and other social media channels.