Posted 1/4/2023 Ref # 196

Harbourside FC ID Sessions

Harbourside FC ID Sessions (League1)

When will recruiting start?

Recruitment for Nanaimo's first ever semi pro men's and women's teams has begun. Please read our Recruitment and Roster Guidelines Here:

If you would like to submit your interest in playing for Harbourside FC you can fill out this FORM:

Are there tryouts?
Yes, Several open identification sessions are held before the start of the session
  • January 6, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm @ Merle Logan Turf, Nanaimo
  • January 7, 2023, 11:00am - 1:00pm @ Merle Logan Turf, Nanaimo
  • April 7, 2023, 5:30pm-7:30pm @ Merle Logan Turf
  • April 8, 2023, 11:00am-1:00pm @ Merle Logan Turf

Are the ID sessions open to all players?
Yes. All players who are born 2006 or older are welcome to attend but must fill out this Google Form in advance of attending:

Players who are younger must contact the team's head coaches if they wish to attend the ID sessions.

Female players email:

Posted 1/3/2023 Ref # 184

Rules & Regulations Review Committee

LIWSA Rules & Regulations/Bylaws Review Committee

A review of the current LIWSA Rules & Regulations and Bylaws will take place between November and April this season.  The purpose of this review will include but not be limited to: tidying/clarifying language, layout of information for easier reading, and amendments based on feedback/requests from membership and the continuous evolving environment in the soccer community on the island. April 2nd is the completion date for this project, in preparation for the June 2023 AGM.  

We are looking for two (2) LIWSA members to participate in this process, please see below for details.

The committee will be composed of the following: 
  • LIWSA President (Chair)
  • 2 LIWSA Executives
  • 1 Adult Independent Club Rep
  • 1 Adult/Youth Club Rep
An individual who is interested in participating in the capacity as a 'Rep', must meet the following criteria: 
  • Be an LIWSA member (coach, manager, player)
  • Not hold a director position or similar within their own club
  • Complete and submit via the online form below
SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  January 10, 2023

Committee members will be required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement prior to the start of first scheduled meeting.

The proposed meeting schedule is as follows:  
  • Monday January 23rd
  • Monday February 13th
  • Monday March 6th
  • Monday March 13th (if needed)
  • Monday April 3 (if needed)
If you have any questions, please email:

Posted 11/20/2022 Ref # 183

LIWSA Cup Draw

Sunday November 20, 2022

See attached results for each of the Cup Draws:  


Posted 11/7/2022 Ref # 182

2022 Cup Declarations


Teams who have not yet submitted their Cup Declarations, were sent an email morning of November 7, reminding to submit by the posted submission deadline of today, November 7 @ 11:59 pm.  Number of teams pending submission per division are: 
  • Premier = 1
  • Div One = 2
  • Div Two = 3
  • Div Three (A) = 3
  • Div Three (B) = 3
  • O30B = 4
  • O35 = 4

Posted 9/15/2022 Ref # 175

Coaches/Managers - Recap

LIWSA Coaches & Managers Meeting
2022-23 Season
Wednesday September 7

Recap of Important Points of Discussion at Meeting
Team officials are responsible for having game roster sheets and player/team official ID Cards at each scheduled game.  For accuracy in eligibility of players and team officials, please download no earlier then 2-3 days prior to a scheduled game - ideally 24 hrs in advance.  

Game Roster SheetsLIWSA ID Cards
  • All registered players
  • All registered team officials
  • Jersey numbers
Must bring 1 copy for opposition & 1 copy for Referee
  • Players/team officials must have a photo uploaded
  • Current photo; front facing; shoulder & above
  • No sunglasses or hats
  • No other person in photo
Downloaded from LIWSA site - no handwritten entriesNo grace period - ID cards are required from first scheduled game - no exceptions

Friendly reminders: 
  • Players must be registered 24 hrs prior to a scheduled league game
  • No photo for player? Player is not eligible to play; No photo for coach? Coach is not eligible to be in technical area
  • Only registered players & team officials allowed in the technical area
  • Jersey colour conflict? Home team must change to an alternate
Game Schedules: 
  • Games marked tentative (crossed out) awaiting confirmation from teams/clubs/field scheduler(s)
  • Reschedule/Postponements (Rule 13.5)
    • From day of request - teams have 14 days to submit a rescheduling date/time.
    • From day of request - teams must play game within 21 days
    • $20 rescheduling fee applies per reschedule - invoiced to requesting team
    • No requests for rescheduling will be considered or granted within 96 hours (4 days) of the original scheduled game time, date, and location unless the field is closed due to weather, or if extenuating circumstances apply as determined by LIWSA
Please refer to the Rules & Regulations page for full list of game schedule regulations.