Monthly Newsletter – March Edition

By Fusion FC

After countless hours of hard work and preparation, both on and off the field, another BCSPL season is underway. Here is what’s new with Fusion FC

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our 2004-born Intake players to the club. Congratulations to you all for the hard work you have put in to get here, we look forward to seeing your skills develop throughout your 1st season, and hopefully for many years to come.



Fusion FC would like to congratulate and wish all the best to Patrick Metcalfe as he leaves our U18(98) Boys team to join the Whitecaps Residency Program.

This week, from March 25th-27th, several of our older teams will be displaying their talents at the Vancouver Whitecaps Showcase Tournament. This is an excellent opportunity for them to get recognized and make connections with several NCAA and CIS coaches in attendance. We wish everyone attending the showcase all the best.

The Fusion Spring Break Squamish Camp was a huge success! With over 40 players staying in Squamish and training at Quest University it was a great week of soccer. The boys and girls worked extremely hard, running up the gruelling hills to reach campus each morning and doing two sessions a day along with tactical classroom sessions. Check out our Instagram for more photos on a fun week!

Fusion FC is once again hosting travel teams for the 2016 Spring/Summer season, registration is now open. These programs are for 2004-1998 born players who are interested in continuing to train and play throughout the Spring during their regular league off season. For more information on this, and other Fusion Academy programming, please visit our website at

We would like to let you all know that Soccer Link in Richmond is now the Official Supplier of all Fusion Kit items and equipment. Going forward, all orders will be placed directly by the player at Soccer Links where Frankie and his staff will look after you from assistance with kit sizing to payments. Please visit their website at and if you have any questions please contact Hari Whyte at

We have inventory of a small number of replacement kit items, if you require any of the below please contact Hari Whyte to arrange –
AL and AM black and white training jerseys, AM red game shorts, M red and black game socks

Take a look at our website to see weekly spotlight features with mini biographies on our players. We wish all of our teams well in their upcoming games, and hope that all players and parents have enjoyed a wonderful Spring Break!


News from our teams:


2003 (U-13) Girls: The 2003 girls returned from a very successful trip down to Phoenix for the 2016 SC Del Sol President’s Day Tournament where they played teams from Phoenix, Colorado, Minnesota and Illinois. While the girls sailed through the round robin play, they lost in the final against Illinois and ended up placing 4th.. It was a fantastic tournament and the level of play was excellent – all of our girls came out and played their very best! While soccer was the main attraction in Phoenix, we also managed to take in a Phoenix Coyotes game against the Montreal Canadiens in a private suite no less, compliments of Oliver Ekman-Larsson (with the highlight being the fact that the girls got on the jumbotron a whopping 6 times). In week 1 of season play, the girls had a loss against Mountain in a very tight 1-0 game. However, week 2 had us over on the Island for a very windy and rainy game against the Vancouver Island Wave. We were victorious with a 7-0 win and Elise Nardin had a hat-trick plus 1 to lead us in scoring. Unfortunately, our game against the Fraser Valley was cancelled due to conditions on the field – we are looking forward to making it up!

2002 (U-14) Girls: The 2002 Girls opened their season with a game vs. Mountain. Fusion came out with a lot of energy and scored on a header from a corner at the 8 minute mark. Unfortunately, Mountain scored a PK later in the half and a free-kick in the second half. Mountain was able to hang on for a 2-1 victory. The second game of the season for the 2002 girls was against Vancouver Island Wave. The girls had another strong start and eventually cruised to a 3-0 victory while playing in stormy conditions. The girls were led by Polly with 1 goal and 1assist, Annie and Taylor with 1 goal and Maya with 2 assists. The girls continued their winning ways with a 4-0 win over Fraser Valley Premier, bringing their season record to 2W-1L. Goals came from Polly (2) Maya, and Madi Elcombe. A few of the girls also enjoyed the Fusion FC Spring Training Camp in Squamish, while a few others play with the HPP BC Soccer team in exhibition games.

2001 (U-15) Girls: The U15/2001 Girls have gone through a lot. They have dealt with changes to the roster, a new coaching staff, This season we are a tight knit, yet still quirky and fun group and looking forward to repeating as provincial champions! Our coaching staff and players continue to work hard and encourage each other on and off the field. Each individual’s strengths and qualities contribute to our overall team dynamic. We know Together Everyone Achieves More. Our team continues to become stronger, physically and mentally. We are just at the beginning… the U15 Fusion girls are a determined promising team with an exciting future ahead!!!

2000 (U-16) Girls: The U16 girls have had three tough games and started the season with 1 win and 2 losses. Their win came against Vancouver Island in a 1-0 win with Amanda Papic scoring the lone goal. The girls are looking to bounce back in their next game and continuing to improve throughout the rest of the season.

1999/ 1998 (U-18) Girls: The U18 girls are an experienced, tight-knit group, many of whom have played together most of their soccer careers. The core of our team has been training together since the first year of Fusion and we always look forward to seeing them along with other valuable players that we have picked up along the way. The group has gone through alot together and it wouldn’t be the same without every single player on our team. Everyone continues to work hard and contribute to help us function as a successful and unified team. This long-developed chemistry is one of our biggest strengths as well as our enthusiasm and encouragement of each other on and off the field. Determined, organized, focused, and fast – the Fusion U18 Girls are a promising team with an exciting season ahead!

2003 (U-13) Boys: Fusion FC U13 Boys have had a busy start to the season. Three BCSPL matches resulting in a win, a loss and a draw. Most recently, on March 5th, the team defeated Fraser Valley Premier by a score of 2-1. Lucas Hermans scored from the penalty spot to open the account on the day. A beautiful combination play involving several players along the right-hand side of the pitch including Connor Legge, Connor McLean and Joe Getz led to the second, ultimately decisive goal.Goalkeepers Connor Adams and Aaron Brown were perfect from open play, with Fraser Valley only able to score on a penalty of their own. The team has also just wrapped up a series of matches in the Vancouver Youth Play Futsal League, squaring off against a number of BCSPL teams and high-performance academies from Metro Vancouver. The U13 Boys are looking forward to the rest of the season…and really anticipating their Spain Tour 2016. What could be more exciting than a trip to San Sebastian and Madrid for a series of tournament matches, tours and sightseeing…all at the same time as Euro 2016?

2002 (U-14) Boys: The Fusion 2002 boys team has had a great start to the 2016 season – undefeated so far. The team is also happy to welcome their new goalie, Quinn Robinson, to the team. Several of the boys are looking forward to a restful Spring Break. Some will be attending camps, while others will continue to work on their fitness levels on their own.

2001 (U-15) Boys: The Fusion U15 Boys team are a talented, adaptive, strong and supportive group of players. The core of our team started playing together their Intake year and have developed and grown together. Overall our game is improving. We are starting to dominate our games as we continue to work on our finishing. We are becoming more vocal on the field which helps us remain focused and aware of what is going on around us. Our biggest strength as a team is our fitness level, as we seem to excel in the second half of games. We do well with never giving up no matter what scenario and knowing anything is possible. We are very positive when adversity comes our way and are able to keep a positive outlook. We support each other and have a lot of fun together. We are driven to excel and achieve success in the near future.

2000 (U-16) Boys: The 2000 Boys have begun the Spring campaign with a solid 2-1 record, but are looking forward to building on their recent success and improving their consistency. Despite beginning Spring Break with a winning record, the boys are aware that they have considerable work ahead of them if they are to reach their full potential. Many of the boys participated in the Squamish residential training camp this past week, while others continued their training and cross-training individually. The team energy has been positive this spring, as the boys realize that they have turned a corner in their growth as a group and are more capable than ever to overcome adversity against any opposition. Their strong team chemistry, along with their diverse collection of talent and skill, positions them well to take on all opposition and challenge any team in their age group. The upcoming Whitecaps Showcase will provide them with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate this and to continue their strong start to the 2016 season.

1999 (U-17) Boys: Fusion 99 Boys have signed a number of new players and look forward to building on the huge potential shown so far this season. All the players are keen for a positive outcome and are working continuously to improve. The boys had a relaxing Spring Break and are excited to showcase their abilities at the Whitecaps Showcase Tournament later this week.

1998 (U-18) Boys: The U18 Boys continued their fine opening to the season with a solid 3-0 win against Fraser Valley, three wins from three matches so far and first place in the league. Forward Nick Park paced the team with a brace of goals, the second marked by a classic “behold-the-greatness” celly. The boys are looking forward to the Whitecaps Showcase Tournament at the end of this week.
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