- Feb 23, 2015
Good level / standard of play witnessed?
Who are the UBC Thunderbirds in boys u17/18 division? Meaning, what league do they play in? Is it some UBC Academy I've never heard of?
Standard of play was very high and the Whitecaps Residency teams def seem to have developed the players really well . There were some very exciting games.
I watched coquitlam metro vs surf u17/18. Some good players. A few stood out. I wasnt overly impressed with the 1v1 play but the team play was good.
I was dissapointed with the coaching staff from both teams and their constant disrespect of the ref. They were complaining at every stoppage.
I was out for a walk. I stood between the benches and the coaches were both challenging the ref at every stoppage. From what I could tell coquitlam likes a physical game and the ref wasnt having it. It was even getting to the point the players were chirping as well.
The ref was a bit older and seemed to just ignore them.
The linesman was camped at the coquitlam bench and seemed to be chatting about the calls as well. No support for his official.
Anyway I only mention it because it was quite distracting and not very respectful. Especially for a showcase tournament.
Seems odd a BCSPL coach would be allowed to act in such a way (if your report is true) at such a high profile event. If this was in fact the case BCSA/CMF had better speak with that coach and give him a "booking"
Although, who am I to talk - I've had bad days and run ins with refs too!
Fraser Valley made a smart move to move to Langley on the doorstep of Surrey . They are now bolstering their rosters by picking up players from the Surrey area who either left Coastal or SU or were dropped . Its just a short 10-20 min drive depending or where u live and parents & players who just want the prestige of playing BCSPL are happy
Thats what they basically are a Surrey suburb team feeding off scraps from SU , Coastal or enticing players from Newton Metro & Gold teamsFVP made the smart move for them if their goal was to become a Surrey suburb team. If they want to serve the Fraser Valley, truly, they'd move back to Abbotsford and truly work with the feeder clubs to develop players suitable for the BCSPL.
BCSPL franchise at NAP ?
Nearly 5000 players
Deep talent pool of players
Team standings/performances in MSL, Div 1 & Surrey District Cup prove that the talent is there.
Maybe the Newton clubs could work together if there was an incentive of a BCSPL spot.
Plz post your views/opinions