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April 25, 2018

LONDON, ON – Whitecaps London is pleased to announce they have signed an Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) affiliation agreement with the Sarnia Girls Soccer Club. The agreement will give players with the Sarnia Girls Soccer Club opportunities in the OPDL.

The Sarnia Girls Soccer Club is celebrating four decades. The organization is marking its 43rd year in existence.
With over 100 girls only teams registered for the 2018 season and almost twice as many coaches, it is one of the largest all-girls sports organizations in Southwestern Ontario, according to club president Susan Carnegie.

“We are very excited to announce our affiliation with The Sarnia Girls Soccer Club. From the top down, Vancouver Whitecaps FC has been a strong supporter of female soccer programs across the country and this affiliation ties it all together at the local level” said Whitecaps London president. Abbi Lezizidis

The Sarnia Girls Soccer Club offers programming from age U8 to Senior Women’s Leagues, as well as younger house league ages.

Whitecaps London is a London, Ontario based High Performance Soccer Club and an OPDL license holder. Whitecaps London is also a recipient of Ontario Soccer’s Gold Club Excellence Award and is headed up by technical director Mike Ayyash, a Canadian “A” licensed coach and Vancouver Whitecaps FC Ontario head coach.

Sarnia FC is our Newest Affiliate

Posted by Whitecaps London at Apr 23, 2018 1:33PM PDT
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April 23, 2018

LONDON, ON – Whitecaps London is pleased to announce their continued Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) affiliation agreement with the Sarnia FC Soccer Club. The agreement will give players with Sarnia FC opportunities in the OPDL.
Sarnia FC provides Sarnia area boys & girls with the opportunity to learn, play and enjoy the game of soccer at the level of their ability.

The club consists of a dedicated group of volunteers and provides the opportunity for boys & girls from the ages of 4 and up to play soccer. In the summer season, 1300 boys & girls register and play soccer through Sarnia FC. During the winter season, we have approximately 400 players involved in Indoor Soccer and Futsal.

Sarnia FC maintains teams playing in the Western Ontario Soccer League. Western Ontario Youth Soccer League, London and District Youth Soccer League, Lambton-Kent Youth District Soccer league and playing in our own development leagues.

The club is a member of the Lambton-Kent Soccer Association, Ontario Soccer Association, and the Canadian Soccer Association.

Sarnia FC also has a partnership with Vancouver Whitecaps FC who operates an Academy Centre in Sarnia.
Whitecaps London is a London, Ontario based High Performance Soccer Club and a OPDL license holder. Whitecaps London is also a recipient of Ontario Soccer’s Gold Club Excellence Award and is headed up by technical director Mike Ayyash, a Canadian “A” licensed coach and Vancouver Whitecaps FC Ontario head coach.

LACFC is our Newest Affiliate

Posted by Whitecaps London at Apr 3, 2018 5:19AM PDT
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April 2, 2018
LONDON, ON – Whitecaps London is pleased to announce they have signed an Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) affiliation agreement with London Athletic Canadian FC. The agreement will give players with London Athletic Canadian FC opportunities in the OPDL.
London Athletic Canadian FC (LACFC) is a long-standing soccer club in London. LACFC was founded in 2002 as a not-for-profit organization. The goal of the club is of engaging players from all ethnic backgrounds and financial status into the broader London community, through the sport of soccer while promoting players to higher level opportunities via the Ontario Soccer pyramid of play. This focus is in keeping with FIFA’s stance on social responsibility and its anti-discrimination initiatives that are being implemented worldwide.
Whitecaps London is a London, Ontario based High Performance Soccer Club and a OPDL license holder. Whitecaps London is also a recipient of Ontario Soccer’s Gold Club Excellence Award and is headed up by technical director Mike Ayyash, a Canadian “A” licensed coach and Vancouver Whitecaps FC Ontario head coach.

2006 Girls New Head Coach Garrincha

Posted by Whitecaps London at Mar 28, 2018 11:32AM PDT
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March 27, 2018
LONDON, ON –Whitecaps London is excited to announce that Jose “Garrincha” Figueiredo has been appointed 2006 Girls Head Coach. Starting in May, Garrincha will lead a Pre-OPDL Training program. He will also be coaching the Team in the OPDL in 2019.

“We’re excited to have Garrincha leading our 2006 Girls,” said Abbi Lezizidis, Whitecaps London President. “Garrincha is keen to become a part of our Club. We look forward to working together to build a strong 2006 Girls program that will support the development of these young athletes through the OPDL, the pinnacle of youth play in Ontario.”

Garrincha has an extensive playing and coaching background. He is a former coach at SK Beveren, RSW Waasland and Lokeren in Belgium. He was also Head Coach and Coordinator of Benfica Soccer Schools in Toronto and Owner at Academy Garrincha. He Played for Benfica and the Portuguese National Youth teams and in Belgium. He participated at the European and World Youth Championships.

It you have a 2006 girl or know of any that would be interested in joining the Whitecaps London program please contact Mike Ayyash at mayyash@whitecapsfc.com or 519-281-7131 for more information. Or visit our website at whitecapslondon.com. Training & player development will begin this coming May.

Register for 2006 Program
https://www.teampages.com/forms/17404-2006-Girls-Pre-OPDL-Summer-Registration-Form-2018

Brochure

The document 2006.Girls.2018.v.4.pdf was attached to this post.

Whitecaps London attend Vancouver Combine

Posted by Whitecaps London at Mar 13, 2018 8:32AM PDT
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Whitecaps London attended the 2018 Vancouver Combine this March Break. Bringing in 2004/2005 girls and boys from Whitecaps London, London Youth Whitecaps, Whitecaps Ottawa and Tecumseh Soccer Club