Northern Academy - Prince Rupert

Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced that the club’s Northern Academy Centre network has expanded to include programs in Prince Rupert, in partnership with the Prince Rupert Youth Soccer Association (PRYSA). READ MORE ...


  • Only a limited number of players will be invited to participate
  • Supplemental club training for motivated boys and girls in a professional club environment. 
  • Train the Whitecaps Way. Participants follow an official Whitecaps FC training curriculum.
  • All sessions developed by Academy Centres director and head coach, Bart Choufour, and delivered by the Northwest Academy Centre head coach. 
  • Visits included from Whitecaps FC Vancouver based coaching staff. 
  • Connected to the Whitecaps FC Academy Centre network to provide greater exposure and additional opportunities
  • Presented in partnership with Prince Rupert Youth Soccer Association. 

BC Academy Centre - High Potential Prospect (HPP) Program

  • This academy centre is proud to participate in the BC Academy Centre HPP Program which provide's players participating in our regional academy centres the opportunity to represent the club at various event's throughout the year. To read more about this exciting opportunity, click here. 


  • Pre-Prospects, Boys & Girls U9 to U12
  • Prospects U13 to U18
  • Invite Only

Spring 2018 

Location: Port Edward Field, Prince Rupert

U9 to U12 Boys & Girls, Fridays 4 to 5:30 pm

U13 to U15 Boys & Girls, Fridays 5:30 to 7 pm

U16 to U18 Boys & Girls, Fridays 7 to 8:30 pm

  •  May: 4, 11, 18, 25
  • June: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • July: 6, 20, 27

Fall 2018 

September - December, more details to follow. 


Evaluation & Registration: 

All players must be evaluated to participate. All invited players will receive an email from the head coach to register for the program. 


  • Spring: $300 + tax


  • All NEW players require a WFC training kit and track suit. 
  • One-time fee, valid for at least two years. 
  • Mandatory - training kit (shorts, shirt, socks) - $80 + GST
  • Mandatory - track suit (jacket, pants) - $105 + GST


To view a copy of our policies, please click here


Eric Horsburgh - Head Coach, Northwest Academy Centres. 

Sam Lenarduzzi - Regional Programs Manager, Soccer Development

Whitecaps FC Administrator, Soccer Development
Email: or (604) 669-9283 ext 2286 or toll free 1 (855) 932-1932