Welcome to the Bays United FC website. As one of Victoria’s largest clubs, Bays supports ‘soccer for life’ in Victoria, BC., bringing the sport to approximately 1,500 individuals ages 5 to 60 and beyond.
Bays United FC is pleased to once again offer two $500 scholarships, each to a boy and girl U18 Bays player. The application form is attached and the deadline is 30 April, 2017. Please read the instructions and evaluation criteria carefully.
The Lower Island Soccer Association also awards annual scholarships to players graduating from the youth programme – please refer to their website for further information.
VIPL Changes for 2017-18 Season
The Vancouver Island Premier League (VIPL) provides Tier 2 soccer for our youth soccer players, between the BCSPL and club-based gold play (click here to understand the Levels of Play).
A new process for forming Lower Island VIPL Teams has been approved by the Clubs. This change will see three teams formed on a geographic basis within the Lower Island District: for the West, North and South sub-regions. The change will be phased in over several years. For the 2017-18 season, it will apply only to the new U14 Boys and Girls VIPL teams (players born in 2004). The older VIPL divisions will continue to form teams the same way as in the past.
Some key points for players:
- The assessment process will start in March.
- All interested players will attend the same assessment, and must pre-register. Additional assessment sessions will be in April.
- The VIPL league format is not changing. Lower Island teams will play away games against both Upper-Island VIPL teams, as well as games against each other.
- VIPL players selected will register with their home club (based on residential address), paying the club fees. All VIPL players will also pay an additional VIPL fee.
Tim Satterford, President
Lower Island Soccer Assoc.