The Upper Island Riptide now have Marine Harvest Canada as their corporate sponsor.

Upper Island Riptide soccer club has Marine Harvest Canada as corporate sponsor

The Upper Island Riptide received a huge boost last week by confirming Marine Harvest Canada as the soccer club’s corporate sponsor. The Riptide partnership with Marine Harvest will allow unprecedented player and coach development to continue in the North Island by means of a highly qualified technical team of Shel Brodsgaard and Ken Garraway.

The Upper Island Riptide program competes at the second highest level in B.C. Soccer and is playing in its fifth season in the Vancouver Island Premier League.  The program works closely with all Upper Island soccer clubs and attracts players from the Comox Valley to Port Hardy as well as the Sunshine Coast.

“The VIPL Riptide are extremely pleased with the support from Marine Harvest which will allow our organization to develop a match video analysis system supported by an online library for the coaches/players in the organization,” said Brodsgaard, Riptide technical director.

“This will be the first of its kind on Vancouver Island and will work towards both educating our coaches/players as well as providing a forum to promote VIPL Riptide graduating players pursuing post-secondary scholarships.”

In addition, the relationship with Marine Harvest will allow the VIPL Riptide to coordinate and promote further soccer experiences in the North Island with community-based promotional camps utilizing players as mentor coaches providing invaluable leadership skills for kids.

Marine Harvest is excited to be part of a soccer program that offers local kids a real opportunity to excel in the sport, and the company looks forward to seeing young players grow up to be great ambassadors for soccer and the North Island communities. Perhaps most importantly, this core funding helps make elite and affordable training available to North Island families regardless of income.

“It would be great to see a local kid play soccer for the Vancouver Whitecaps, or maybe represent our Women’s National Team at the next World Cup,” said Ian Roberts, director of public affairs at Marine Harvest Canada. “The Riptide soccer program offers such high-quality training and game opportunity, that local kids may be able to achieve these dreams.”

The Upper Island Riptide is a regional soccer program that is committed to producing high level players and coaches by following their established guiding principles of “Accessibility, Attainability and Player-focused.”  Learn more about the program at RiptideSoccer.ca.

Marine Harvest is the world’s leading salmon aquaculture company, with its Canadian head office located in Campbell River.

 

– Upper Island Riptide

 

 

Just Posted

Additional funds allocated to over-budget Cumberland fire hall design

Council approved the addition of $125,000 for pre-construction work

Local musicians inducted into Comox Valley Walk of Achievement

Seven local musicians have earned their spot among some of the Comox… Continue reading

North Island Hospital Comox Valley looking for funds to open fourth operating room

One of the priorities of the Comox Valley Hospital is to significantly… Continue reading

Increased accessibility an uphill battle for former Courtenay resident

Brian George wheeled himself up Ryan Road as part of his Halifax Oddesy Tour

Average Canadian family spends 43% of income on taxes: study

Fraser Institute’s consumer report shows taxes accounting for larger chunk of income each year

Column: Mother orca’s display of grief sends powerful message

The grief of this orca mother may not be visible anymore, but we must not forget.

Seven people with ties to Red Scorpions gang arrested in B.C. drug bust

Delta police have secured 94 charges against seven people, including drug and firearm offences

Second measles scare this summer at YVR

An infected traveller flew out of Vancouver’s airport three times

Judge OKs Weinstein suit, cites casting couch’s history

Actress Kadian Noble can sue disgraced Hollywood mogul for violating sex trafficking laws

Employers to raise salaries 2.6% on average next year: report

Firm points to factors such possibility of more trade protectionism, rising interest rates

B.C. school’s pledge to ban sex outside of heterosexual marriage now optional

Community convenant of Langley’s Trinity Western University has been centre of rights debate

Better Business Bureau open for Torch Award nominations

Deadline to nominate an amazing business or employee is Aug. 31

PM Trudeau and federal ministers to meet on Vancouver Island

Cabinet retreat will be held in Nanaimo from Aug. 21-23

Most Read