Surf’s Newest Partner Club, British Columbia Surf
Surf Cup Sports is proud to announce the launch of our newest partner club, British Columbia Surf. Based in Vancouver and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, VIP Sports will be transitioning its Soccer Academy Program to the newly formed British Columbia Surf Soccer Club. British Columbia Surf will join the Surf brand to build a regional powerhouse that will create improved experiences and opportunities for all kids in the area.
British Columbia Surf will be launching with the support of the San Diego Surf Soccer Club, which has a proven track record of developing players and seeing them move through the player pathway into the US National Team Program as well as into the professional and collegiate ranks. Led by the most experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate soccer coaches in the province, British Columbia Surf will provide high-quality Academy programming a pathway for elite players. British Columbia Surf delivers a holistic approach to player development through which we challenge players to learn the game in a positive and encouraging environment.
“We strive to make Surf Nation stronger in talent every single day,” says Brian Enge, Surf CEO. “As our Surf Nation Program continues to expand, it’s important that we partner with clubs and staff that are run by like-minded coaches and administrators, as they are dedicated to our mission to provide the best of the best experiences and opportunities for their athletes. We are delighted to move into an area that has such a deep talent of players and coaches.”
British Columbia Surf will continue to provide the best player development experience, pathway, and opportunities in the community. As Surf Nation expands into Canada our aim is to provide Players in British Columbia access to the Surf Network, the ability to showcase their talent across the US, and the resources for Coaches to develop elite athletes across the province.
“A global partnership with Surf Soccer will enhance the ecosystem of opportunities for both our players, and our organization on a local, national and international level, says club President Jazz Sohal. This partnership is an incredible opportunity for our organization as it is in line with our mission to develop talented young Canadian players while creating exciting, and meaningful opportunities for our players, our coaches, and our organization.”
The top players in British Columbia Surf will have direct access to Surf Select, a National identification program built through Surf Nation providing select players the opportunity to compete in the best international and domestic events, picking from a player pool that expands from Rhode Island through to Hawaii.
For over 43 years, Surf has been one of the founding organizations in youth soccer. With over $7 Million in charitable donations, 16 national championships, and countless professional, collegiate, and youth national team players, we are forever striving to be the “Best of the Best.” British Columbia Surf joins 33 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.