Vancouver United's field permits for our turf, gravel, and grass fields finished as of December 12th 2014 and will resume on January 5th 2015.
Please resume your regular practice schedule January 5th.
In response to several requests at the meeting for a copy as well as from parents who could not make the meeting, you can now download a PDF of the presentation made to parents of 2003 born players on Dec 2 regarding playing options at U13.Click here to access the PDF.
Today was a fabulous day for the Santa Claus parade and promoting the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015TM. The Vancouver United Football Club (VUFC) U13G Panthers were fortunate and proud to be part of this event leading up to next year's Women's World Cup which will be held in Vancouver and 5 other cities across Canada starting June 6, 2015.
The day started for the U13G Panthers with a soccer game at UBC Warren Turf. Following the game, we changed into VUFC track suits and headed downtown to the parade marshaling area. We hooked up with the FIFA crew and managed to eat some lunch before getting organized. The Panthers were responsible for holding up three huge soccer balls. No small task given that the soccer balls seemed to sometimes have a mind of their own. The first ball, maneuvered by Jessica Tupper, Maggie Pope, Mia Gradecak, Tess Blake, Mary Crichton, and Jordan Pallai followed closely behind Shueme, the official FIFA Women's World Cup mascot. Other volunteers and soccer teams carried the flags of the 24 countries that will play in the World Cup, and handed out FIFA magnets to the 1000s of people that had lined the streets in this beautiful weather. The other two gigantic soccer balls supported the flag-bearers and were carefully steered by Adele Menzies, Amelia Preston, Anna Lauinger, Calista Konishi, Kate Naychuk, Mackenzie Coleman, Nia Wat, Piper Gjernes, Sarah Ueda and Sophie Cameron. Well done, girls! The crowds certainly loved the soccer and we heard many cheers, like "Go Brazil", "yeah Germany", and "Go Canada Go". Certainly Vancouver (and the other host cities) will put on a fabulous World Cup and we are looking forward to the magic feel that we all experienced during the 2010 Olympics.
Our participation could not have happened without the enthusiastic support from FIFA for getting the girls involved. We are equally thankful to Vancouver United FC, Soccer Express and Adidas for providing us with the track suits. I think we looked fabulous and the girls represented our club well. We also thank our families for supporting us in this event. Finally, as the coach of the Panthers I am so happy to have been able to get the girls involved in the parade. Soccer is for life and can be enjoyed both off and on the pitch.
Bettina Sander, Coach U13G Panthers
Vancouver United FC's Winter ProgrammingRegistration Update: Active Start: We still have plenty of spots open in our Winter session of Active Start! The sessions will run from January 6, 7 or 8 to February 28. Please visit our Active Start web page to find out more: http://vanufc.com/default.aspx?p=active_start_u5u8Academy: We have now opened our U8 Academy! This will be an 8 week program running from 5-6pm or 6-7pm on Fridays from January 9 - February 27. Additionally, our U9-12 Academy still has a few spots open, please register as soon as you can to secure your spot! This Academy will run on Mondays from January 5 - February 23. Please visit our Academy web page to find out more: http://vanufc.com/default.aspx?p=vanuacademy2Futsal: Our new U15-18 Futsal league is open for registration! This will be an indoor, games only program running on Monday evenings from January 19 - February 23. Please visit our Futsal League web page to find out more: http://vanufc.com/default.aspx?p=futsal_league REGISTRATION LINK FOR ACTIVE STARTREGISTRATION LINK FOR ACADEMY AND FUTSAL
Vancouver United FC welcomed World Cup mascot Schueme to the 2014 Photo Day #2.