Island Academy Centre

The Whitecaps FC Island Academy Centre is based out of Nanaimo and in partnership with Harbout City FC.

Harbour City FC technical director Claude Bolton will serve as Whitecaps FC Island regional head coach. Bolton will deliver Whitecaps FC's development philosophy and curriculum supported by Whitecaps FC staff in Vancouver who will make regular visits to the Island Academy.

Whitecaps FC Academy Centres are a network of regional Whitecaps FC training hubs linked through key staff, curriculum, and standards that provide professional supplemental club training for serious, motivated players. Other current Academy Centres are located in Vancouver, the Okanagan, the Kootenays, and Saskatchewan, with additional locations planned. 

Academy Programs

Island Skills Academy - Nanaimo

The Island Skills Academy was designed to provide training for motivated boys and girls aged U-7 to U-12 in a professional club environment. The spring program is now open for registration.

Island Prospects Academy

The Island Prospect Academy is a high level training program for boys and girls U-13 to U-17 in a professional club environment. It will operate as a two phase program between March and June. Participation is only by evaluation and selection. Take part in the evaluation camps for your chance to be invited.