Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Update for this weekend's game.

Update to Pre-Season Friendly Announced

This Sunday's pre-season friendly will be $5 all seats (general admission). There will be no Bravehearts End as in past exhibition matches and this match is not included in the season ticket packages which are still being sold.

Get your Bravehearts Package today and join the Lake Side Buoys for a summer of love!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Fact Finding Tour

The Fact-Finding Tour is on for this Thursday! Come join us as we check out the contenders for our i pre-match pub for the move to Royal Athletic Park.


There will also be some discussion of a new logo for the Buoys thanks to some great submissions which can be viewed in our Facebook Gallery.

Pre-Season Friendly Announced

The Front Office has announced a pre-season friendly for May 1st against the former Yakima Tossers who have moved closer to the civilized world:
The Victoria Highlanders have announced that they will kick off the 2011 PDL season with a home friendly versus the newly minted North Sound Sea Wolves on Sunday, May 1st at Bear Mountain Stadium at 1:30pm.
The Sea Wolves will be playing their first season in North Sound, moving from Yakima after last season; a move they hope will improve the fortunes of the former Reds club that missed out on the playoffs in the PDL’s Northwest Division each of the last two years.
No word on if this will be included in the season-ticket or what ticket prices might be.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Highlanders U21 side win George Smith U21 Cup

On a wet and cold Saturday evening at Braefoot Park, the Victoria Highlanders FC U21 team beat a Bays United FC Gunners U21 side 4-0 emphatically to win the 2011 George Smith U21 Cup. Highlander goals were scored by Kevan Brown, Dylan Iruretagoyena, Daniel Jones, and Kurt Macauley with fellow Highlander GK Brock Reed picking up the clean sheet.

Highlanders FC U21 side went undefeated (12-2-0) topping the VISL U21 Graduate B League earning them a George Smith U21 Cup Final berth against Bays United FC Gunners U21. The Final was originally to be played at RAP with a kickoff at 12.00. But with the heavy amounts of rain that had fallen on Victoria for the last 48 hours and standing water on the pitch (safety concerns by VISL), the game was switched to Braefoot Park. Excellent win by the Highlander lads to cap off a great winter season and to kick off the 2011 Highlanders FC program into high gear. Here is to hoping to see some of these Reserve side members playing First Team minutes in the 2011 PDL season. Well deserved!

Important Dates

So here are some important dates for the men and women first teams in the build up of the start of the USL PDL and W-League seasons:
April 2 - Prospects vs Gunners - U21 Cup Noon RAP
April 5 – Local First, Reserves an Prospects players report to PDL training camp
April 11/12 – Open Trials for W-League prospects
April 20 – Local, Reserves and Prospects players report to W-League training camp
April 25 – Recruits and Imports report to PDL and W-League training camp
May 1- PDL and W-League Exhibition Double-Header (to be confirmed)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Highlanders Moving Downtown in July

Exciting news:

From the Highlanders Front Office (FO):  
Highlanders Announce July Move - Thursday, March 31, 2011 - The Victoria Highlanders FC's continued growth and expansion along with some scheduling conflicts at Bear Mountain Stadium in Langford has created the need for the club to play half their 2011 season at the downtown Victoria Royal Athletic Park (RAP) this summer. [/quote]

and the Times-Colonist:
Highlanders moving downtown - SHARIE EPP - March 31, 2011 - The Victoria Highlanders are moving out of Langford and into Victoria. At a press conference on Thursday, the Highanders announced the men’s team, which plays in the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League, would move from City Centre Park and take up residence at Royal Athletic Park this July.

Now the fun begins: selecting a nearby pub from which to march. :)