Youth soccer in Port Alberni kicks off with new name, logo

Season will start Sept. 14, 2020 as BC Soccer moves to Phase 2

Alberni Athletics Soccer Club technical director Travis Cross, left; administrator Linda Rhodes; Darrin Oscienny; president Ralph Spencer and vice-president Erik Waldriff sport hoodies with the Alberni Valley soccer association’s new name and logo. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni’s youth soccer association will start its 2020 season with a new name, new logo and new way of doing things under COVID-19 restrictions.

The former Alberni Valley Youth Soccer Association will now be called the Alberni Athletics Soccer Club, the executive announced in August. Darrin Oscienny of Magic Moments helped create the organization’s new logo, which features a black double-A and green, black and white colours.

“Port Alberni has long been a soccer town and we think our new name and logo represents that tradition and our valley in a new exciting way,” club vice-chair Erik Waldriff said.

“We are thrilled to be able to reveal the new logo and hope it becomes a well known symbol in our community. We have been working hard over the past few years to create more of a soccer club feeling in our organization and our executive board is excited for our players to have a name and logo that represents a more unified soccer club identity among our teams and players.”

British Columbia (BC) Soccer moved into Phase 2 in late August, meaning clubs are permitted to train and games can be planned. Registration is open for Port Alberni soccer teams, online at avsoccer.com. Port Alberni’s youth soccer season will start the week of Sept. 14, and close in March 2021.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Alberni Athletics’ executive have said they will need to use more fields and have fewer people on the fields at one time. They have also scheduled gaps between sessions for this purpose. Teams at the U5, U6 and U7 level will have outdoor skills training and games on Saturdays; U8–U13 will conduct skills training in midweek, with Saturday game days. The U14–U18 teams will have skills training and game days on Friday nights. Any other details will be posted on the website or the Athletics’ Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AlberniValley YSA/.

For COVID-19 and registration updates, follow the website at avsoccer.com.

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional DistrictPort Albernisoccer

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Port Alberni RCMP searching for missing 43-year-old man

Maxime Ouellet is known to camp in wooded areas around Port Alberni

LOOK BACK: A journey of time in Port Alberni

Take a peek at Port Alberni’s history with the Alberni Valley Museum

QUINN’S QUIPS: I was raised a reader, and I’m passing it on

Alberni Valley News’ editor shares memories of reading to her niece

ALBERNI GOLF: Nielson leads the way in men’s golf

Sunday, Sept. 27 will be an 18-hole two-man alternate shot event

ARTS AROUND: Grandmother and grandson team up for art exhibit in Port Alberni

This will be Pam Turner’s first art show in 17 years.

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

Island Corridor Foundation launches survey on importance of Vancouver Island rail

“ICF remains 100 per cent committed to the restoration of full rail service on Vancouver Island”

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Island RCMP remind drivers not to text after 19 tickets handed out in 90 minutes

The $368 fines were handed out Tuesday on Norwell Drive and Old Island Highway in Nanaimo

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Three years for serial bank robber who hit southern Vancouver Island branch

Lucas Bradwell was wanted for robberies in Abbotsford, Sidney and Vancouver

Local councils important, Horgan says as municipal conference ends

B.C. NDP leader says ‘speed dating’ vital, online or in person

Most Read