Tournament Reimbursement

Dear Members and Team Officials;

For many years Vancouver United FC (VUFC) has reimbursed teams for up to two tournaments per year to a total of $800. Born from a strong philosophy of encouraging our membership to explore play outside league and cup games, VUFC was the only club in the district (and beyond) offering to offset tournament cost. As the club has grown and the popularity of tournament play has increased to all levels of play, what was a nominal expense has evolved to a notable line item in the club’s budget.

With so many cancellations related to weather in 2016-17 the decision to cease this practice last year was deferred to give teams the opportunity for additional games. In view of the fact that field costs are projected to rise and in an effort to keep fees to members as reasonable as possible, the decision has been made to stop reimbursing teams for tournament play for the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Where tournament play is a mandatory component of a teams’ curriculum, that cost has been rolled into their registration fees for the 2018-19 season. Following the 2018 spring evaluations the club will cease to reimburse teams for tournament play.

If you have any questions feel free to contact the board member that has oversight for your respective age of play.