Vancouver Island Soccer League Finals Go This Weekend

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By Mark deFrias, VISL Director

Victoria (ISN) – Just eight weeks after the first kick of the Vancouver Island Soccer League (VISL) Cup tournaments, the stage is now set for a dramatic weekend of championship soccer at Royal Athletic Park as all Divisions will hold their championship finals.

After the past weekend’s semi-finals, the VISL organizers are now able to announce the complete list of participants. 8 teams in total, representing 5 clubs, and including 1 derby match. It should make for an exception soccer weekend in Victoria.

“The cream of the crop has risen to the top and these games on the weekend will be a great reflection of the season so far,” stated VISL President Vince Greco. “If you look at the teams competing in the finals and their final league standings, we are in for some fantastic soccer that will be exciting to watch to even the average sports fan.”

Tickets can be purchased at Royal Athletic Park for $3. Proceeds from the weekend finals will support those participating teams as they travel to represent Vancouver Island in the Provincial Cup. For more details visit www.visl.org.

The complete weekend schedule includes:

George Smith U21 Cup – March 31, 2012 (Noon)

Nanaimo United vs. Bays United Gunners

Competition: Teams compete from the U-21 Division

George Pearkes Challenge Cup – March 31, 2012 (3 PM)

Cordova Bay Bobcats (Division 3A) vs. Gordon Head Active Earth Eng. (Division 3B)

Competition: Teams compete from Division 3 & Division 4

Note: Derby match between two clubs which are both a part of the newly formed Saanich Fusion.

Tony Grover Cup – April 1, 2012 (Noon)

Gorge FC vs. UVic Alumni

Competition: Masters Division

Note: Both teams in final compete in the Masters A division

Jackson Cup – April 1, 2012 (3 PM)

Bays United vs. Cowichan FC

Competition: Teams compete from Division 1 & Division 2

Note: Both teams in finals compete in Division 1

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