The high performance program for Island players is now Powered by Pacific FC with a professional coaching staff
LANGFORD, BC (July 2, 2020) – Wave soccer has transitioned to be ‘Powered by Pacific FC’ as Pacific Football Club takes the youth program under their guidance. Wave High Performance is a Tier 1 program that represents players on Vancouver Island between the ages of 13 – 18, for both boys and girls, and an opportunity for youth to take their game to the next level.
“We are taking this program forward and looking to provide a competitive development environment for the players,” said James Merriman, Associate Head Coach and Technical Director, Pacific FC. “Our goal is for the Wave program to provide youth with National Team experiences, post-secondary opportunities and overall be a center of excellence.”
The Wave program provides players with an opportunity to play at the highest level of soccer available in the province. The program consists of a competitive training schedule, with highly motivated players, working towards their highest potential, trained by top qualified coaches including current Pacific Football Club players Marcel de Jong and Jamar Dixon and former professional players Riley O’Neill, Mark Village and Ryan McCurdy.
“Vancouver Island has a strong soccer community and we are particularly excited about the variety of coaching staff we have for our players in this program,” said Merriman. “We’ve assembled a roster of more than 20 of the top coaches on the Island and our players are going to benefit from their expertise.”
ABOUT PACIFIC FOOTBALL CLUB: Founded in 2018, Pacific Football Club brings professional football to Vancouver Island. Playing out of a renovated Westhills Stadium in Langford, the club provides an outlet for Canadian soccer players to compete at the professional level of the sport on home soil through professional opportunities and youth programming. For updates on Pacific FC, please visit www.pacificfc.ca
ABOUT ISLAND TRAINING CENTRE: Located in Langford, the Island Training Centre is provides multi-sport programs for all levels and abilities. The 55,000 square-foot facility on Kettle Lake Drive is the largest indoor field house in British Columbia and will offer soccer, basketball, baseball, futsal, softball and volleyball starting summer 2020. For updates and information on the Island Training Centre, please visit: www.islandtrainingcentre.ca