Sunday, May 5, 2019

Pacific FC Opening Match Review - LSBTV

Have a pint with LSBTV host Ted Godwin and Lake Side Buoys Game Day Experience Coordinator, Ryan Arrowood as they chat about the first two league games Pacific FC has ever played.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Our Statement of Values

In preparation of drafting and releasing a membership Code of Conduct in the very near future, the Board of Directors has released the following statement of values for our supporters' group:

The Lake Side Buoys are supporters of local soccer and welcome all who cheer #FortheIsle. All supporters deserve respect.
We condemn speech or actions that are discriminatory including those that are racist, sexist, or homophobic.
Sometimes discrimination takes the form of harassment. Harassment means using real or perceived power to abuse, devalue, or humiliate. The uneasiness and resentment that it creates are not feelings that help us grow as a supporters group.
These things divide us as supporters and have no place in our game. The Lake Side Buoys policies and practices must reflect our commitment to the dignity, equality, and respect of all supporters.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Lake Side Buoys Tifo for Pacific FC Opening Day

The Lake Side Buoys set the bar pretty high for opening game day tifo in the Canadian Premier League. Here's a behind-the-scenes video on how they did it.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Pacific FC Launch Party

Pacific FC's Launch Party was a fantastic success, check out LSBTV's coverage of the event here:

Friday, April 12, 2019

HIGHLANDERS SIGN VICTORY SHUMBUSHO

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Highlanders are pleased to announce the signing of Victory Shumbusho, pending USL league and BC Soccer approval. Shumbusho, a forward with the UBC Thunderbirds, is the second addition to Thomas Niendorf’s USL League Two squad.
Shumbusho joins the Highlanders after having just completed his second year with the Thunderbirds. His 2018 UBC campaign saw the Thunderbirds capture their second-straight Canada West title, while the Burnaby Central Secondary grad finished with six goals and two assists for a run of 14 points in 13 matches. While his offensive numbers are notable, he brings a well-rounded game Niendorf’s squad.
“Victory is a player who can definitely add goals to our team. He has good pace, he is powerful and he can be a real handful,” added Niendorf. “He is an attacking player with good defensive habits and willingness to do the dirty work in the game. Victory is a good character and high mentality player and fits the mould of player that we want to work with.”
Having moved from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Canada six years ago, Shumbusho landed in Chilliwack. From there he joined the local soccer club, Chilliwack Attack, before he was noticed by the Whitecaps Residency program in 2016.
The 2017 campaign saw him join UBC where he went on to win the 2017 Canada West Rookie of the Year. With his prowess on the ball and around the net, Shumbusho is excited to join the Highlanders for their upcoming season.
“I’m really excited to be joining the team, and coming in to work with the coaches,” stated Shumbusho.  “I’m just looking to come in, do my best, and keep developing. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the coaches, players, and the team. I’m looking forward to competing in the USL League 2 and having a successful season with Victoria.”
Welcome, lad!
The Highlanders kick off their season at home against Lane United on May 10th, with a 2:00 p.m. kickoff at Centennial Stadium. Don’t miss out, get your season tickets for our upcoming USL League Two campaign today. For more information, visit www.highlandersfc.ca/tickets