Coach

Thank You Earnie!

 

We want to congratulate @robertearnshaw on a wonderful career as a player!  #Agent88, thanks for the one season you spent representing us on the pitch.  Your two goals for #WFC2 in #USL (including one against #Se4tt1e) were only outdone by your two massive goals for the first team.

Thanks for your header against Houston in our final League fixture of the season, which helped secure our best ever finish in the table.  We also can't express how grateful we are for your late match winner vs. Portland back at the end of March.  With a number of distractions taking place off the pitch around this game, you helped turn a tense day into one of great joy...our first home League victory over the Timbers in our #MLS era!  You will also be remembered for being a part of the squad that helped us lift our very first #VoyageursCup!

Our deep appreciation for your contributions on the field is only magnified by your openness to connect off of it.  This photo taken by @bobfridimages (@whitecapsfc photographer), of you leading #TheHumba after that Houston match, exemplifies your connection with #VanCitySupporters.  One of our partners, #MiniUltra Matthew, got your top in the kit exchange that night and he will never forget the occasion.

We look forward to having you influence the future generations of #OurClub as the coach of our U14s.  We are also happy that you'll be passing on your wisdom to our Strikers in the first team as well.  Know that, especially as you make this transition, #WeAlwaysGotYourBack.

Much Love,

One of the Collective 

#Respect #Represent RobertEarnshaw #ThxEarnie #VWFC #Wales #Blazinq #ChampionOfCanada #CA5CADIANDoubleStrike

Happy Birthday Gordon Forrest!

Happy Birthday to our Assistant Coach Gordon Forrest! We hope you had a great day at the draft in Baltimore! Thanks for all you have done in your time in ‪#‎VanCity‬. Those who were with you when you were running our Residency speak very highly of your work with them. You have become a natural link for our Residency Graduates as they move forward into ‪#‎WFC2‬ and the 1st team. Thanks also for being approachable and engaging with the supporters.

A ton of hard work goes on everyday at the training facility helping our players improve - individually and collectively - on and off the of the pitch. Thanks for all that you do - the seen and the unseen. In 2015 it was responsible for all that we achieved, including our first ever ‪#‎VoyageursCup‬! Know that we appreciate all that you do for ‪#‎OurClub‬. We'll see you at training and at the ground again soon.

Much Love,

One of the Collective

‪#‎SupportIsAlways‬

P.S. Thanks to @bobfridimages (@whitecapsfc photographer) for taking this photo of Gordon as the celebrations of the ‪#‎VsCup‬ began at ‪#‎BCPlace‬ this past August.