Vancouver Island BMO Academy Centre

Island Academy

Highlights

  • Be part of the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy Centre network.
  • Supplemental Academy training and events in a professional environment.
  • Challenging and motivating players technically and tactically 
  • Visits from Whitecaps Boys MLS Academy coaching staff each phase
  • Selected players will be invited to train in Vancouver at our main academy at no additional cost
  • Selected players may also be invited to join Island travel groups and participate in special events

Programs

1. Boys & Girls Upper Island (Nanaimo) Academy - U8 to U14. 90 min. By invitation only 
2. Boys & Girls Lower Island (Victoria) Academy - U8 to U14. 90 min. By invitation only 
3. High Potential Prospects Program - Represent the club at various events. More information coming soon.

Spring 2019

1. Boys & Girls Upper Island (Nanaimo) Academy

  • 11 Sessions - Mondays
  • U8 to U14 Boys & Girls - 5:30 to 7:00 pm
    • Apr: 1, 8, 15, 29. May: 6, 13, 27. Jun: 3, 10, 17, 24.
      No session May 20

2. Boys & Girls Lower Island (Victoria) Academy

  • 10 Sessions - Sundays 
  • U8 to U14 Boys & Girls - Sundays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
    • Apr: 7, 14, 28. May: 5, 12, 26. Jun: 2, 9, 16, 23.
      No session May 19

Location

1. Upper Island (Nanaimo) Academy - May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park (6700 & 6780 Dover Rd, Nanaimo, BC, V9V 1A2)

2. Lower Island (Victoria) Academy - Layritz Park turf field (4328 Layritz Ave, Victoria, BC, V8Z 7C5)


Evaluation & Registration

  • Participation is by head coach invite only.
  • Please direct requests for evaluation to Head Coach Paul Thompson at pthompson@whitecapsfc.com

Fees:

  • Upper Island - Spring: $275 + tax
  • Lower Island - Spring: $250 + tax
    • Fees do not include any optional travel events.

Equipment

  • All NEW players require a WFC training kit and track suits
  • One-time fee, valid for at least two years
  • Mandatory - Training kit (shorts, shirt, socks) - $90 + GST
  • Mandatory - Track suit - $105 + GST

Policies

To view our policies, please click here.


Contact

Island Academy Head Coach:
Paul Thompson - pthompson@whitecapsfc.com or (204) 232-4462

Lower Island Associate Head Coach: 
Sonny Pawar - spawar@whitecapsfc.com or (250) 649-5856

Whitecaps FC Administrator
gopro@whitecapsfc.com or 604.669.9283 ext 2297 or toll free 1 (855) 932-1932

Regional Programs Manager:
Sam Lenarduzzi - slenarduzzi@whitecapsfc.com or 778.928.0453