Wednesday, January 15, 2020

New PFC Coach, New VHFC League!

Join Ted and Ryan as they discuss all the latest soccer news on Vancouver Island, including a brand new coach for Pacific FC and new league moves for the Victoria Highlanders.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Pacific FC announces new head coach Pa-Modou Kah

Victoria, BC (January 14, 2020) - Pacific FC is pleased to announce the appointment of Pa-Modou Kah as Head Coach, with the former Norwegian international earning his first role at the helm of a club.

Kah, who last worked as the Assistant Coach at MLS side FC Cincinnati and also played alongside Pacific FC player Marcel de Jong at Dutch club Roda JC. He joins the club in his first role as a Head Coach, having previously worked as an Assistant Coach with Whitecaps FC 2.  

"This Island has a proud soccer history, a place where you can create a great environment, and play a part in developing soccer in Canada,” said Kah. “It’s exciting to be part of a league that is giving kids a chance to play in their homeland and build toward the World Cup.” 

A former ten-time Norway national team member, Kah also featured at the club level with over 400 professional appearances playing throughout the top leagues of Norway, Sweden, Holland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, USA and Canada, most recently with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC - all qualifications that made him a first-choice candidate. 
“Pa is a leader with an impressive background on and off the field,” said Rob Friend, CEO, Pacific FC. “We are extremely fortunate to have secured someone of this profile, who understands the North American market, has international connections, and ultimately is very familiar with a majority of our players.” 

Joining Kah on Pacific’s technical staff will be James Merriman, who assumes the role of Associate Head Coach and Technical Director for the Trident Development Program. Joining Kah and Merriman will be Riley O’Neill as an Assistant Coach and Youth Staff Coach, while Neil Sedgwick will take over as the Manager of Youth Development.  

O'Neill, a product of Campbell River, represented Canada in the 2005 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, the University of Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA, German sides SV Wilhelmshaven and Eintracht Braunschweig before joining Finish outfit Myllykosken Pallo -47. O’Neill has been coaching locally in the VISL for Vic West FC and now joins the Pacific FC’s coaching team. 

“With the new coaching roster we have put together, we have some of the best player development coaches in the province, if not the country,” said Josh Simpson, President, Pacific FC.  “We are investing heavily in youth and we’re proud to be able to provide this level of professional coaching to aspiring players on the island.” 

Kah will continue to work with his team to build the club’s roster in the coming weeks and months ahead of the league’s kick-off in April.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

2019 Year in Review

Here's what being a soccer supporter on Vancouver Island looked like in 2019.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

2019 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting Announcement

         This is an official notice and invitation to our Annual General Meeting for 2019, to be held at the Greater Victoria Public Library, Saturday, December 14th starting at 4:00 PM. Members of the Lake Side Buoys are entitled to nominate and vote for the Board of Directors that will govern the society for the next year, as well as vote on any special agenda items that the Board will present. This year, the Board would like the membership to ratify a new Constitution and By-Laws.

         Directly following the adjournment of this meeting, a pub crawl will commence. Dressing in club colours is highly encouraged.

          If you are unable to attend and would like to vote by proxy, you can designate any member of the Lake Side Buoys as your proxy simply by letting them know, and so that we’re all on the same page, let the board know by emailing  before December 12th.

          The current Board of Directors for the Lake Side Buoys Society are:

          President:  Jason Armond
          Vice President:  Ted Godwin
          Secretary Treasurer:  Allison Armond (not running for re-election)
          Director:  Xavier Ouellette
          Director:  Adam Kostanuick (not running for re-election)
          Director:  Blake McStravick
          Director:  Ryan Arrowood

          During the nominations and elections portion of the meeting, there will be a brief interval where nominations can be made, though we’d prefer nominations be done via email prior to the meeting. Nominations must be made by members in good standing for members in good standing. Self-nomination is allowed. If there are competing nominations for a position, each nominated candidate will have 1 minute to address the group if they so choose before ballots are cast. Nominations can be made for members in absentia, provided that this is done in advance and that the candidate being nominated has communicated their acceptance of the nomination to the Board prior to the meeting.

          Any questions you have concerning the AGM or the new Constitution and By-Laws can be directed to .

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A Moment of Silence

On September 19th, Pacific FC fan and friend of the Lake Side Buoys, Jacob Michael "Jake" Noseworthy passed away suddenly.

He was 22 years old.

In remembrance of him, we dedicated the 22nd minute of the October 2nd home game to him with a rare moment of silence.

We will remember Jacob for his passion and enthusiasm for the beautiful game and his contributions to sports journalism.