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Posted 4/12/2021 Ref # 7054

Spring 2021 Season Cancellation Notice

Attention: Coaches and Managers

Due to the present Public Health Orders and the current situation with the pandemic, the MWSL regrets to inform you that there will not be a Spring 2021 Season.

We are anticipating Team registration for fall 2021/2022 will open on June 1 till July 31, 2021, should government Covid regulations allow.

Check out our Facebook page for some skill building videos to keep the touch on the ball and hopefully we will see you soon.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Stay safe.

MWSL


 
Posted 3/22/2021 Ref # 7053

MWSL Fall Mini Season Update

Attention Coaches and Managers

The MWSL has been waiting to see what happens with the current restrictions in place by the Provincial Health Order, in hopes that we could continue with the fall mini season. Without a set date for when restrictions will be lifted, our field contracts ending, and the end of the fall season nearing its end date of March 31st we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel all remaining games from the fall mini season.

We have received some questions regarding refunds. As was indicated in our email out to all team contacts on September 17, 2020, teams that chose to participate in the fall mini season would not be able to get a refund if the season was halted or cancelled. Teams had the choice to opt in if they felt that the terms of playing were acceptable. Once the League committed to preparing a season for our members, we brought back staff to initiate the season which involved costs (payment to BC Soccer for teams and players, scheduling of games and referees, and administrative costs) that are not refundable to us which then becomes non-refundable to our members.

We all hoped that circumstances would allow the fall mini season to be played out but unfortunately that is not the case.

Thanks for your support and patience.

Stay safe and healthy, and hopefully we can get back to the game we all love.

MWSL


 
Posted 2/9/2021 Ref # 7052

MWSL February Update

Attention MWSL Coaches and Managers 

 

The MWSL is again waiting to see what happens with the next Provincial Health Order at the end of the month, in hopes that our restrictions are lifted. Should that happen then we would be looking to get a few of games in before the end of the fall mini season on March 31st if possible, depending on field and team availability. We want to give our teams a heads up in case we must move quickly to get the remainder of the season played. 

 

BC Soccer has an adult forum meeting this week and we hope to get some direction from BC Soccer on the current state of return to play. Should the restrictions not get lifted the MWSL board will review all possible options for the remainder of the season.

 

Thanks for your support and patience.

 

Stay safe and healthy, and hopefully we can get back to the game we all love.

 

MWSL 


 
Posted 1/29/2021 Ref # 7051

MWSL Update

Attention MWSL Coaches and Managers 

 

The MWSL is waiting to see what happens with the next Provincial Health Order on February 5th, in hopes that our restrictions are lifted. Should this remote possibility happen then we would be looking to have our schedules to begin the weekend of February 12th if possible, depending on field and team availability.  

 

We are wanting to give our teams a heads up in case we must move quickly to get the remainder of the season played. 

 

The MWSL hopes to complete this mini season if we can before the end of the fall/winter season which would end on March 31, 2021. 

 

Thanks for your support and patience.

 

Stay safe and healthy, 

 

MWSL 


 
Posted 11/9/2020 Ref # 7050

MWSL Suspended Play Notice and Clarification

Attention Coaches and Managers,

Further to our email out to all team contacts on Saturday, November 7th the MWSL would like to clarify our stance on the current Public Health Order (PHO). As a league that encompasses both health regions and play between the two health regions the MWSL made the decision to suspend game play for the duration of the current health order. The order is in effect from November 7, 2020 at 10:00 pm to November 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm

There are questions and confusion about the PHO and the effect of outdoors sports but the ban regarding travel between the two health regions is very clear. Our league encompasses both health regions with many teams that have players living in both regions. This means that travel between the regions will occur even if we only cancelled games based on their team’s home field. The League does not have the resources to audit the addresses of every team member attending each game to ensure that travel between regions will not be breached. This PHO clearly states “Travel for sports into or out of the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions is suspended for two weeks”. On Sunday, November 8, Public Health clarified the PHO stating that the ban on gatherings from people outside your household includes outdoor gatherings as well. With all this in mind, the MWSL made the difficult decision to suspend play for two weeks with the hopes that this break will ease the spread so that we can return to playing.

This decision may vary from other soccer leagues as each league has individual circumstances regarding playing in multiple regions or just one region, whether players live where they play or how they address scenarios where players that may play on a team in another region from where they live. When making decisions for the League and its members, we do not wait to see what the other leagues are doing before we make any decision for the Metro Women’s League which will always take into consideration the health and safety of our members in their participation of soccer

The Board is looking at different scenarios to complete the current mini Fall Season so that we can get all of our scheduled games played before moving into the mini Winter Season. We will communicate further once all options have been reviewed and decisions have been made.

 

Thank you and stay safe,

MWSL Board of Directors