North Delta has been the talk of soccer in BC for awhile. Many people are aware that several exec and good volunteers have left the club over some of the shenanigans the last president did that resulted in him being suspended from soccer for a long time. Many have left already for CFC or gone to other sports. I hear nearly 25% have left. The result of those legal issues they had resulted in the gaming grant being pulled combined with lawyer costs and damages they were required to pay further resulted in them not renewing the player development coach because they couldn't afford him. This has further resulted I expect in people leaving and so it goes. The snowball is rolling.
Also I have a friend that is coaching their part time and also coaches in Westminster District. He says they cant even pull together an executive because of the mass exodus.
With North Delta gravitating to BCTFC it again is a desperate attempt by that North Delta TD to secure his future once the money runs out further.
Bigger clubs like VFC are experiencing similar issues but from what I understand the TD there actually has the best interests of development as the drive. Hopefully he gets support of the new GM that has just come in.
BTW - CMF is not a perfect club either but I do believe the exec keeps the paid staff grounded relatively and the direction is consistent with the player development. Its easier though as they have all levels from house to Premier and everything in between. Not much reason to poach or take programming outside the club model. Surrey United same and CFC same. It appears that most of the PL clubs are doing well. chicken or egg. Did they receive franchises because they were doing well or they are doing well since they received franchises? not sure. Thats another thread I suspect.
Kamloops might be the new model to research as I am seeing that club and its successes. I dont have much info though. Maybe a Kamloops person can tell me what they are seeing??
The ND "mess" may clear up with the South Delta merger - if SD is running itself very well and ND players leave to register there then by virtue of self preservation the ND board will want to produce an equal product on and off the field. One would hope. (though I have no clue whatsoever if SD will be well-run, just guessing they will as Ladner and TSA were good clubs IME).