June Sports, Alert Bay

Each year, the ‘Namgis First Nation hosts a soccer tournament over the June Fathers’ Day week-end. The tournament takes place on the beautiful, remote island of Alert Bay – a sixteen-hour drive from downtown Vancouver.


This year, the VSSL were lucky enough to receive an invite to this amazing tournament. We took a squad of twenty players and eight staff, and camped for four days. Although we didn’t manage to qualify for the knockout stages, the trip was a fantastic experience for all involved, and a wonderful chance to connect with the wider BC soccer community. Amongst others, the VSSL forged what promises to be a fruitful relationship with local soccer team the Baha’i Twin Arrows.

To get an idea of what the trip was like, check out the following video, put together by official VSSL cameraman, Colin: