Top soccer talent to lead conference

Ian Bridge will be in the Comox Valley for coaching sessions June 21-23

The VIPL Riptides are hosting an inaugural Coaching Conference June 21-23 in the Comox Valley.

The goal is to provide youth soccer coaches on Vancouver Island with an opportunity for professional development, both on the field and in the board room.

The conference features a host of renowned speakers including Ian Bridge, a former member of the men’s national soccer team and former national women’s team assistant coach. Bridge was also head coach of the national women’s U20 youth team.

Other speakers are Bryan Rosenfeld, who has taken the Canadian U17 women’s national youth team to the past three FIFA Youth World Championships, and FIFA referee instructor John Nielsen.

Registration is $100. Club discounts are available. For details email

On-field demonstrations will be at Brooklyn Elementary, 1290 Guthrie Rd. in Comox.

Board room events are in the Denman-Hornby rooms at the Old House Village Hotel & Spa.

– VIPL Riptides





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