In Memory of Chantal MacLean

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Chantal MacLean. Chantal recently joined SurDel in her senior year playing for the SurDel Inferno. She was a strong and committed player, athlete and friend to her new teammates.  Chantal was the type of player you could play anywhere on the field. Leading up to her position with the Inferno, Chantal began her soccer career playing with Langley FC and most recently in the BCSPL with the Coastal FC 97’s. Aside from being a strong soccer player, she was following her dream playing for Clayton Heights Seconday in girls rugby. The teen led her Tier II B.C. high school team, the Night Riders, to a provincial championship last May in Vancouver, scoring three converts in a 31-5 victory over Alberni. MacLean was also named to Team BC's U-18 roster, and in August went on to win national gold in Calgary by defeating Ontario 10-7.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Chantal this Wednesday, October 22 at the Christian Life Assembly which is located at 21277 56th Ave in Langley. Doors open at 2PM, the service commences at 3PM.  

At this time our thoughts and prayers are with the MacLean family and her friends and teammates across the lower mainland. 

U5 Program

Surdel is excited to announce our U5 program for the 2014 - 2015 Season which will run 7 weeks.

Start Date: Tuesday October 21st

End Date: Tuesday December 9th.

Start Time: 5:00PM.

End Time: 6:00PM.

No Session Tuesday Nov. 11th.

Location: Dennis Elsom Turf (112th Street & 85th Ave).

Each player will receive a Surdel 40th Anniversary Shirt.

Cost $75.  Program is led by Professional Coaching with Junior Coaches assisting.  A great way to be introduced into the game of Soccer with Professional Coaching and a low Player to Coach ratio.  There will be lots of attention and involvement for all players as these young players learn the game and get touches on the Soccer Ball while having FUN!

To register please click on the New Registrations on the top left then choose the U5 Program.  Any questions please Email U5-U7teams@surdelgirlssoccer.bc.ca

Photos From 40th Anniversary Celebration

Don Lightbody and Dianne Voice

SurDel hosted a pancake breakfast on Sunday Sept. 21 to celebrate its 40th anniversary. With the sun shining over 1300 people enjoyed pancakes throughout the morning. It was great to see our membership, coaches, past and present executive and some visiting teams enjoying themselves.
Mr. Don Lightbody the founder of Surdel was also present with his wife. Don was outfitted with our new SurDel coaching jacket, hat and scarf which he wore with a smile throughout the morning. A truly interesting man full of stories about how SurDel began back in 1974. When there was no place for girls to play soccer Don created one and formed SurDel. A special thank you goes out to the North Delta Lions Club for flipping our pancakes and to our U16 players from the SurDel Strikers and DCS Sting that came and helped make this event a success.

Here's some photos from the 40th anniversary meetup of SurDel coaches, executive and players. Check out the image gallery.

SurDel Fall/Winter Academy 2014/15

Our first night of the Academy was a great hit. We had an overwhelming amount of happy players leave the field after a good first session with our Academy Coaches.  It is not too late to register but please do this ASAP as we need ensure player kits are delivered on time.  Any questions at all please email Steve Couper.

Beginning this September, SurDel Girls Soccer is excited to offer a girls only Fall/Winter Academy led by our Technical Coaches Don Tupper, Mark Pennington and other accredited coaches. Several of our female Junior Coaches that have worked with the girls in the past will assist Mark and Don during the academy.

Academy Overview 

  • Start date: September 26, 2014
  • End date: February 27, 2015
  • 17 sessions - no sessions on October 10, October 31, December 19, 26, January 2, February 6 (Family Day Tournament weekend)
  • Open to ages U7 - U15
  • Academy sessions will be 4:30 - 5:45PM and 5:45 - 7:00PM
  • Location Mackie turf
  • Open to all SurDel and neighboring female club players
  • Cost: $285 and includes SurDel Academy kit consisting of a shirt, track suit, socks and shorts. 

Registration

Registration is now officially open! Click on the NEW REGISTRATIONS button on the upper left side of the menu.

Meet Our New Coaches

Don Tupper

As a successful player with a multi-sport background, Don brings extensive experiences as both a player and coach for over 25 years. Don has coached boys and girls at all levels at the community, high school and post-secondary environments. Along with coaching, Don has acted as a consultant in developing various sports programs and weight room facilities in schools and community throughout the province.

Don brings a wealth of experience to SurDel. As a former technical director with Surrey Breakers Athletic Association (SBAA) and Central City Breakers FC (CCBFC), he has created, facilitated and executed successful technical development programs and development pathways for both players and coaches from U5 through to adult levels of soccer. He was responsible for strategic planning, management and communication liaison with governing bodies BCSA, BCSPL, District, Community and Club. As a coach, Don has reached successful campaigns assisting numerous teams in achieving A, B and District Cup Championships reaching successful campaigns at the youth levels through his tenure with SBAA & CCBFC.

Don is a Strength and Conditioning Coach, has his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and his Provincial B License. He also holds an NSCA – CSCS and NCSA – CPT. Don has been active in a girls club for many years which will be an asset to SurDel. Don has also served as a Technical Director at the above mentioned clubs and his knowledge will be very valuable to SurDel as we launch new and exciting programs for our players.

 

Mark Pennington

Mark Pennington is a former youth professional player from Sunderland in England. He currently holds a Canadian Soccer Association National A License and an F.A. Coaching Certificate from England. Mark studied at the University of Northumbria completing a degree in Sports Development and Coaching in 2003 while playing for the University men’s soccer team. Mark also played in the European Student Championships in Paris 2001 and Amsterdam in 2002.

Locally Mark has worked in numerous elite level environments including the Vancouver Whitecaps, TSS, BC Soccer, and as an assistant with the Canada U20 Women’s team. Mark is currently coaching the U18 Girls and U13 Girls Intake team with our Regional Partner Coastal FC in the BC Soccer Premier League. As a Coach Mark has led his teams to 5 Provincial Championship’s, and a National Championship title in 2008. He will be trying for another National Championship with his U18 Girls who have just qualified for the Nationals.
Mark brings a wealth of experience and is a Learning facilitator for BC Soccer, conducting numerous coaching courses in the lower mainland. He is qualified to train Coaches in active start, learn to train, soccer for life and fundamentals.

SurDel Code of Conduct

SurDel Girls Soccer has recently updated its Code of Conduct for the club. Please familiarize yourself with the document as all players, parents and coaches will be asked to sign a copy at the beginning of each season - fall and spring. More information will be presented to coaches on coaches night in September.

Login Access for Coaches

For coaches, the rosters are accessible through the "coaches login" on the left side of the SurDel website. You will need to log in with the password that you created during registrering as team official.You can access, email and print rosters and team information through this channel. If there are any issues please contact the  registrar.