Monthly Archives: March 2011

True story: Panyee FC (Thailand)

Next time you’re not happy with the field you’ve got to play on here, remember the lengths that some go just to play at all (via the Fiver):

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How well do we screen coaches who work with kids? Not well enough

Just saw this story this morning about Carl Williamson. I knew Carl from Intramural Sports at UBC. He’s lost his teaching license for 20 years for repeated viewing of porn at work. Whether the other issues (using prostitutes and having … Continue reading

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BCPL franchise contact info

UPDATED April 20/11: Okanagan info added Just some housekeeping so you can get all the franchise links in one place. Had a look for Island and Okanagan info but haven’t been able to find any yet. I’ll add links if … Continue reading

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Whitecaps accepted into US Soccer Development Academy

The Whitecaps have now received confirmation that they have been accepted into the US Soccer Development Academy. This is the top youth league in the United States for boys and entry is both highly sought and highly guarded. Don’t know … Continue reading

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VR BCPL info now online

It’s posted on the Richmond Boys club website and there’s no direct link but go here: and then click on “*HIGH PERFORMANCE LEAGUE* in the thin red banner. All coaches except U17 and U18 boys and girls named plus … Continue reading

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Whitecaps first MLS game today

UPDATE: Full marks. They got it right. Aside from the corny ‘wave your BMO card in the air for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate’ we weren’t treated like we were all A.D.D. sufferers in need of marketing … Continue reading

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Mountain United (MUFC) website now up

Thanks to Phil for pointing out that MUFC has a website up. They have coach info, evaluation schedules and, interestingly, their new Board of Directors also listed on the site. Click here to have a look

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