Welcome to Metro Select League (MSL) for boys and girls age 12 to 17. It is a highly competitive youth soccer league for the best District wide teams in the BC Lower Mainland.
The regular schedule runs from the first weekend after Labour Day through to approximately mid-March. The League schedules games on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
The Metro Select League was the amalgamation of the Girls Metro League and the Boys Select League in 2011. The goal was to form a stronger and most competitive soccer league for boys and girls in the Lower Mainland.
The Boys Select League was formed in 1984 to run the top teams from each Lower Mainland Districts including Vancouver Island. The league has been very successful for many years and has introduced many changes to the running of soccer, most notably the introduction of player I.D cards, later implemented by BCSA for all players. Also player “Permits” which allow teams to pull players from young age group teams or from a lower division team on a one game per permit as was needed. This has now been adopted by most Leagues.
Soccer Lost a Friend – George Riddell
It is with our deepest sympathy that we say good bye to a good friend George Riddell. On October 19th George passed away after a battle with cancer in Burnaby Hospital.
George had many positions in the soccer world including President of Royal City SA, Member of Tri-Cities SC District, 5DL Soccer League Committee Member and Scheduler/Statision.
George’s Schedule Program “Tags” is used by many Leagues and Districts, most noted MSL, 5DL & 4DL.
George also ran the Coast “B” Cup and was instrumental in getting teams added to fill all 16 team allocations in each flight, to ensure a successful cup.
We are going to miss George and our deepest condolences and prayers go out to wife Moira and his family.