November 13, 2018
Conduct & Behaviour
Recently the Metro Women’s Soccer League has dealt with
numerous game ejections/incidents involving coaches and players verbally
abusing/assaulting Referees. BC
Soccer has also noted an increase in poor conduct & behaviour incidents
towards referees and has asked us to communicate to our membership.
deals with such matters seriously and to the letter of the law. It is the
responsibility of all MWSL
members to be familiar with the governing documents that both the MWSL and
have in place including BC Soccer’s
Coach’s Code of Conduct. All ejections
are investigated and ruled on by the MWSL
and/or BC Soccer. Sanctions include fines, suspensions and
Games officials attend your games so that
two teams can enjoy playing the game we love. Without them, there would be no
game. Verbal abuse/assaults or negative comments towards officials, or anyone
for that matter, have no place in the game.
Coaches, be reminded that, as a coach, you
are expected to display higher standard of behaviour and be a role model for
players, parents and spectators.
We may not be able to get this type of
behaviour and conduct out of the game entirely, but we want it out of
Please do your part to help create and
maintain a positive, fun, competitive and safe game environment.
Thank-you for your understanding and
MWSL Passion to Play Award
Passion to Play Award (To recognize Courage, Strength, Perseverance & Passion to Play)
If you are aware of any person involved with the MWSL, that has had a struggle or life altering experience and has come back to play Soccer at any level, we would like to hear from you and to recognize this person. It could be a player, team staff member or a league official. Candidates will have demonstrated courage, strength, perseverance and a passion to return to the game.
Recipients will be recognized throughout the season in a pre-game ceremony.
Please forward all submission to firstname.lastname@example.org at anytime during or between the seasons.
We will view all submissions and present a plaque in person at one of their home games. As a Club, we see that people have difficulties at times and to come back and play with a team, is both therapeutic and a great stress reliever. We would not divulge any information that the individual deems embarrassing or personal. Someone from our executive would contact the team coach/manager and arrive before the game and in your warmup, just announce the award. The award is to show that we appreciate that the person has chosen to come back to the game, for whatever reason and their team wants to show that they are there to support them.
Hello MWSL players,
coaches, team managers, fans:
It’s that time once
again; The CIBC Run for the Cure September 30,
2018, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October
As most of you are
aware The Metro Women’s Soccer League is one of the largest female
in the country. We strongly feel the importance to unite as women to help and
look out for our fellow sisters. Most of
us have been affected or touched by someone with Breast Cancer and this is an opportunity to join together in honouring our loved
ones and making a real difference.
We invite all
teams/members to get the PINK OUT for all affected and to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
The MWSL will
support and encourage any team who would like to show their support throughout October by wearing Pink jerseys, Pink accessories during your games. The league will
ease up on rules regarding under garment and colouring of accessories
providing that no safety issues are created, teams are mindful that jerseys
must be numbered and colours are distinguishable between teams.
Please visit or
check out the Soccer Express website for some new Pink Products along with the
attached flyer. MWSL2018
Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Flyer (1).pdf
We urge teams to
use the following: Pink game balls, Pink warm up/sideline pinnies, Pink
banners, wearing Pink accessories such as Pink sweat, hair and arm
bands, Pink pro
wrap, Pink boots and/or
shoelaces, Pink gloves and
tape. Find a way find to display it on the field or sideline.
If there are any
questions or confusion about uniforms, league rules will apply unless the
teams agree otherwise on game day. The Centre Official on
the day will make final decisions if no agreement is reached between teams and
we ask that you all respect their decision.
New this year on
the MWSL Website is the “Donation Now” button on the front page of the website. This is to provide direct access to players
wanting to donate in a fast and easy way.
100% of the donations will be received by the Breast Cancer Awareness
will contribute 5 (five) $50 prizes towards your efforts to
raise money for Breast Cancer research. For a chance to win, send in
your best “PINK” post-game photo. Including
game officials in Pink and your fans donned in Pink in photos will enhance your chance
for a prize. We also have a pair of Whitecaps tickets for the team with the best pink outfits
Also, please share your photos so we can add them to
our Facebook and Instagram page.
Let’s come together, honour and embrace the colour Pink and all it stands for.
Yours in PINK,
The MWSL and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC invite you to return to BC place for the last three home matches of the MLS regular season.
All MWSL members will receive specially priced tickets to Vancouver Whitecaps home matches against FC Dallas, Sporting Kansas City and Portland Timbers. Please use the link below and the promo code “MWSL” for up to 30% off regular ticket price. Full instructions are below.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. FC Dallas
Date: Sunday September 23rd, 4:00 p.m.
Venue: BC Place Stadium
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Sporting Kansas City
Date: Wednesday October 17th, – 7:00 p.m.
Venue: BC Place Stadium
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers
Date: Sunday October 28th – 1:30 p.m.
*If you purchase tickets to either of the above games your name will be entered into a draw for one of our two prize packs: a team signed mini-ball, framed Kendall Waston signed photo, limited edition Whitecaps FC scarf and 2 tickets to Whitecaps FC 2019 home opener.
*Notification to the winners will happen after the October 28th match
LINK FOR SPECIALLY PRICED TICKETS
I Step-by-step group link guideline:
1. Click on ‘Find Tickets’
2. Enter promo code: MWSL
3. Within the ticket map, click on any available seat
4. Select the number of seats desired and then click on ‘Add to Cart’.
5. Enter in existing account information or create an account.
6. Once completed, select the ‘ticketfast’ option and click ‘Checkout’.
7. Then ‘Agree to the Terms’ before entering in your credit card information.
A couple of notes if the link is not working:
- Try copy and pasting the link into your browser sometimes works better than clicking on the link
- Use Firefox or Chrome instead of Internet Explorer
- Discount will be applied upon checkout
- If all else fails call Rhyse Harnden 604.484.7868
Fall 2018/19 Team Registration – Extended to Wednesday July 25th, 2018
Fall Team Fees
$375 Returning team from fall 2017/18
season or 2018 spring season
$375 New Team + Performance Bond
$100 Performance Bond (All new
teams joining the League must pay a refundable bond)
$50 player registration if player
(ID cards will be downloaded from the website)
* RGSA teams please register on your club
sites and disregard the following instructions*
register go to www.mwsl.com and click on register and fill out the 2018/19
winter team registration online form.
Please make sure all your contact info is correct and that you have
included 3 team contacts in your entry form.
E-transfer your payment to
email@example.com (Question: What is the best sport in the world? Answer:
o If you
choose this option please reply to this email identifying the date the transfer
was completed. Include team name and division.
Credit Card (Visa &
Registration will be complete when Payment is made and all outstanding fees and
fines from the previous year have been paid.
Promotion and Relegation:
Promotion and relegation goes by
last year’s standings so if your team was first or last in their group be
prepared to be move. Teams that have been promoted or relegated have been emailed.
When registering your team please select
the division that you were in last season and the system will move you into the
Rules and Regulations:
read the operating rules entirely including rescheduling and game default
rules. The operating rules can be found under About Us on the website.
Drop Day Deadline:
· Any team that withdraws
its registration after July 27th will forfeit both its team registration
fee and its performance bond to the league. Cut-off for submission to withdraw
will be 11:59 pm, last day to withdraw. No exceptions will be made for
submissions after this cut-off. Teams submitting to withdraw prior to the
last day to cut-off will receive a full refund of both team fee and performance
Late Team Registration:
must be registered by Thursday, July 25th and payment must be received in the
League office by July 27th. If teams are
not registered by July 25th a $100 late fee will be charged to any new or
returning team who wish to register after that date.
· Games are mainly scheduled Friday
to Sunday with majority of games Saturday/Sunday. New and existing teams must
obtain a field on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. (All games must end by 6pm on
There are no games on
· Dec 15th is the last day for teams to
notify Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org that you can’t field a team for the
February Family day weekend.
Games will be scheduled on the November
If your team has a special
request for a field or home game day you must put that on your registration in
order to have your request considered. The league will do our best to
accommodate requests but we cannot guarantee anything. Please do not email requests
in after you register, it must be on your registration.
Dates to remember:
Fall season will start on Friday Sept. 7th,
2018. *All teams will be expected to field a team by this date*
Individual player registrations will
begin in August, I will send an email when it is posted that will include your
team key code and instructions.
Dec 15th is the last day for
teams to notify Leslie the scheduler that you can’t field a team for the
February Family day weekend.
November 11th weekend there
will be games scheduled.
teams have registered the league will review the teams that have registered and
the groups will be made. The groups and schedule
will be posted online when it is completed, a few weeks into August.
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