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    Vic got a reaction from DoyleG in Whitecaps, BCSA, CSA accused of serial sexual abuse cover ups   
    This isn't really the type of organization that makes statements. There is no structure. No board of directors, no executive committee. It's more of a hive mind.
    I'm also not sure now is the right point to engage. I think the point of due process is to allow it to run its course.  After a qualified independent body or bodies review all the information and publicly and transparently present that with their findings it might be a better point.
    Really looking forward to that read and it's recommendations.
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    Vic got a reaction from apbsmith in Whitecaps, BCSA, CSA accused of serial sexual abuse cover ups   
    Yes and no. It hasn't been going on for 11 years in the public sphere, more like a couple months, and even that's mostly to people who follow women's soccer. It's just coming into the broader realm now and has inertia and traction and a life of it's own already
    Even if the group was one that had proper governance and could make policy statements, what do you say? That it believes in the laws of the country and the general sport policies of pretty much every sport in the country including soccer? Isn't that a given? How could anyone ever come out and say anything to the contrary.
    What exactly do you say? Who writes it? How do we as a membership of massive numbers come to consensus and agreement? How many iterations is that? How long does it take? Who approves it? Is it checked by a lawyer? Who pays for that?
    There are people regularly convicted for assaulting minors in Canadian soccer in horrific ways. In the UK I believe you cannot have a club charter without a Welfare Officer. I think that would be a good outcome here with the additional step of some variant of the role in our national programs. The recent Australian situation would lend credence to that as well.
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    Vic got a reaction from apbsmith in Whitecaps, BCSA, CSA accused of serial sexual abuse cover ups   
    Reading that now from over a decade ago brings back memories.
    Our old friend Richard Howes closed things off with:
    "This is an employer/employee issue that has nothing to do with the general public and if a media outlet publishes anything to do with the reasons for the 'parting of the ways' without the formal consent of the parties involved they had better be prepared for a lawsuit."
    Well it clearly has a lot do with the general public, and thank God there is someone out there who has the courage to stand up against threats like that.
     
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    Vic got a reaction from dsqpr in Whitecaps, BCSA, CSA accused of serial sexual abuse cover ups   
    This isn't really the type of organization that makes statements. There is no structure. No board of directors, no executive committee. It's more of a hive mind.
    I'm also not sure now is the right point to engage. I think the point of due process is to allow it to run its course.  After a qualified independent body or bodies review all the information and publicly and transparently present that with their findings it might be a better point.
    Really looking forward to that read and it's recommendations.
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    Vic got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in Whitecaps, BCSA, CSA accused of serial sexual abuse cover ups   
    Top of the list:
    What criteria must be satisfied to achieve the entry-level club award?

    Criteria include:
    Having an FA-trained Club Welfare Officer An FA Level 1 coach for each youth team (U18 and below)  Criminal Record Checks (CRC) for all volunteers involved in youth football teams FA Emergency Aid-trained volunteers linked to each team Sign-up to and deliver The FA’s Respect programme Appropriate administration governance in place – in relation to the club’s size An FA Charter Standard Co-ordinator recruited for each club.
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    Vic got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in Whitecaps, BCSA, CSA accused of serial sexual abuse cover ups   
    Yes and no. It hasn't been going on for 11 years in the public sphere, more like a couple months, and even that's mostly to people who follow women's soccer. It's just coming into the broader realm now and has inertia and traction and a life of it's own already
    Even if the group was one that had proper governance and could make policy statements, what do you say? That it believes in the laws of the country and the general sport policies of pretty much every sport in the country including soccer? Isn't that a given? How could anyone ever come out and say anything to the contrary.
    What exactly do you say? Who writes it? How do we as a membership of massive numbers come to consensus and agreement? How many iterations is that? How long does it take? Who approves it? Is it checked by a lawyer? Who pays for that?
    There are people regularly convicted for assaulting minors in Canadian soccer in horrific ways. In the UK I believe you cannot have a club charter without a Welfare Officer. I think that would be a good outcome here with the additional step of some variant of the role in our national programs. The recent Australian situation would lend credence to that as well.
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    Vic got a reaction from socceronly in Whitecaps, BCSA, CSA accused of serial sexual abuse cover ups   
    Yes and no. It hasn't been going on for 11 years in the public sphere, more like a couple months, and even that's mostly to people who follow women's soccer. It's just coming into the broader realm now and has inertia and traction and a life of it's own already
    Even if the group was one that had proper governance and could make policy statements, what do you say? That it believes in the laws of the country and the general sport policies of pretty much every sport in the country including soccer? Isn't that a given? How could anyone ever come out and say anything to the contrary.
    What exactly do you say? Who writes it? How do we as a membership of massive numbers come to consensus and agreement? How many iterations is that? How long does it take? Who approves it? Is it checked by a lawyer? Who pays for that?
    There are people regularly convicted for assaulting minors in Canadian soccer in horrific ways. In the UK I believe you cannot have a club charter without a Welfare Officer. I think that would be a good outcome here with the additional step of some variant of the role in our national programs. The recent Australian situation would lend credence to that as well.
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    Vic got a reaction from socceronly in Whitecaps, BCSA, CSA accused of serial sexual abuse cover ups   
    This isn't really the type of organization that makes statements. There is no structure. No board of directors, no executive committee. It's more of a hive mind.
    I'm also not sure now is the right point to engage. I think the point of due process is to allow it to run its course.  After a qualified independent body or bodies review all the information and publicly and transparently present that with their findings it might be a better point.
    Really looking forward to that read and it's recommendations.
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    Vic got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in Whitecaps, BCSA, CSA accused of serial sexual abuse cover ups   
    This isn't really the type of organization that makes statements. There is no structure. No board of directors, no executive committee. It's more of a hive mind.
    I'm also not sure now is the right point to engage. I think the point of due process is to allow it to run its course.  After a qualified independent body or bodies review all the information and publicly and transparently present that with their findings it might be a better point.
    Really looking forward to that read and it's recommendations.
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    Vic got a reaction from Kent in Whitecaps, BCSA, CSA accused of serial sexual abuse cover ups   
    Reading that now from over a decade ago brings back memories.
    Our old friend Richard Howes closed things off with:
    "This is an employer/employee issue that has nothing to do with the general public and if a media outlet publishes anything to do with the reasons for the 'parting of the ways' without the formal consent of the parties involved they had better be prepared for a lawsuit."
    Well it clearly has a lot do with the general public, and thank God there is someone out there who has the courage to stand up against threats like that.
     
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    Vic got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in Whitecaps, BCSA, CSA accused of serial sexual abuse cover ups   
    Reading that now from over a decade ago brings back memories.
    Our old friend Richard Howes closed things off with:
    "This is an employer/employee issue that has nothing to do with the general public and if a media outlet publishes anything to do with the reasons for the 'parting of the ways' without the formal consent of the parties involved they had better be prepared for a lawsuit."
    Well it clearly has a lot do with the general public, and thank God there is someone out there who has the courage to stand up against threats like that.
     
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    Vic got a reaction from Patrick in Whitecaps, BCSA, CSA accused of serial sexual abuse cover ups   
    Reading that now from over a decade ago brings back memories.
    Our old friend Richard Howes closed things off with:
    "This is an employer/employee issue that has nothing to do with the general public and if a media outlet publishes anything to do with the reasons for the 'parting of the ways' without the formal consent of the parties involved they had better be prepared for a lawsuit."
    Well it clearly has a lot do with the general public, and thank God there is someone out there who has the courage to stand up against threats like that.
     
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    Vic reacted to kacbru in CPL bilingualism   
    And there is over 314k people in BC alone that speak both english and french (10M in Canada).  Doesn't compare to any other language.  If the CPL is serious about being a national league, that can't be ignored over the long term.  It is nice that they appear to be recognizing that.
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    Vic got a reaction from Patrick in Janine Beckie Signs with Manchester City   
    https://i2-prod.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article15877030.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_Arsenal-v-Manchester-City-Women-FA-Womens-Continental-League-Cup-Final.jpg
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    First, England's Parris flicked a header on to the bar from a set-piece, before Caroline Weir angled a low shot narrowly wide and then Canadian Beckie - on as a substitues - fired a fierce effort on to the angle of post and crossbar.
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    Nikita Parris and Beckie hit the bar in the second period of normal time

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    Janine Beckie stepped up to despatch the winning strike, having earlier struck the crossbar twice in normal time, in yet another closely-fought contest against the Gunners.

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    Miedema sent Bardsley scrambling in injury time with a sweetly-struck half-volley, before Beckie unleashed a rocket which once again struck the woodwork and ricocheted clear in a thrilling end to the 90 minutes.
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    Lauren Hemp then went close twice from two excellent Bonner and Stanway crosses, and Beckie tried her luck again with a long-range strike, which skimmed the roof of the net.
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    Via Manchester City’s Janine Beckie, there was at least a first in this final to stunt the general sense of deja vu.

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    83 min: What a save from Van Veenendaal! Beckie played a square pass from the left to Weir, who took it beautifully on the run and surged into the area. Then she drilled a fierce left-footed shot that hit the chest of the outrushing keeper and flashed just wide of the far post. A goalkick was given, but that was definitely a save from Van Veenendaal.
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    90+3 min: Beckie hits the bar for City! That was a brilliant effort, a rising drive from a very tight angle on the left side of the box. It beat Van Veenendaal at the near post and clattered off the bar. On reflection, I think Van Veendendaal waved that past, thinking it was going into the side netting.
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    Skipper Houghton then converted – as did Dominique Bloodwoorth, leaving Beckie with the chance to clinch the tie – and she did so with aplomb.

     
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    Vic got a reaction from mtlfan in Janine Beckie Signs with Manchester City   
    https://i2-prod.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article15877030.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_Arsenal-v-Manchester-City-Women-FA-Womens-Continental-League-Cup-Final.jpg
    ...
    First, England's Parris flicked a header on to the bar from a set-piece, before Caroline Weir angled a low shot narrowly wide and then Canadian Beckie - on as a substitues - fired a fierce effort on to the angle of post and crossbar.
    ...
    Nikita Parris and Beckie hit the bar in the second period of normal time

    ...
    Janine Beckie stepped up to despatch the winning strike, having earlier struck the crossbar twice in normal time, in yet another closely-fought contest against the Gunners.

    ...
    Miedema sent Bardsley scrambling in injury time with a sweetly-struck half-volley, before Beckie unleashed a rocket which once again struck the woodwork and ricocheted clear in a thrilling end to the 90 minutes.
    ...
    Lauren Hemp then went close twice from two excellent Bonner and Stanway crosses, and Beckie tried her luck again with a long-range strike, which skimmed the roof of the net.
    ...
    Via Manchester City’s Janine Beckie, there was at least a first in this final to stunt the general sense of deja vu.

    ...
    83 min: What a save from Van Veenendaal! Beckie played a square pass from the left to Weir, who took it beautifully on the run and surged into the area. Then she drilled a fierce left-footed shot that hit the chest of the outrushing keeper and flashed just wide of the far post. A goalkick was given, but that was definitely a save from Van Veenendaal.
    ...
    90+3 min: Beckie hits the bar for City! That was a brilliant effort, a rising drive from a very tight angle on the left side of the box. It beat Van Veenendaal at the near post and clattered off the bar. On reflection, I think Van Veendendaal waved that past, thinking it was going into the side netting.
    ...
    Skipper Houghton then converted – as did Dominique Bloodwoorth, leaving Beckie with the chance to clinch the tie – and she did so with aplomb.

     
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    Vic got a reaction from rkomar in Worldwide women's news   
    Ok that was 100.0% my ineptitude and completely the wrong word. It should have been famous, i.e.
    https://canadasoccer.com/index.php?pid=7515&t=profile&
    Most high school track meets now almost four decades later run around 0:59 to 1:01
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    Vic got a reaction from The Ref in Worldwide women's news   
    You're either fast or slow. You can improve your speed by only so much. It's a bit like but not as extreme as height in basketball. Can't coach that either.
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    Vic got a reaction from Kent in 2019 Algarve Cup   
    Hey there - sorry missed this. Good question. If you go back 20 years in the program it's been more like a family gathering than a national team. In countries with leagues you tend to have a lot more turnover, who is on form, who is off, etc. The reason we have young players has usually been most of the oldies want real lives. The one's who can make a decent living in the game stick and hang. When is the last time a 25-30yr old Canadian (in her prime) was brought in? That should be happening every single camp.
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    Vic got a reaction from Kent in Worldwide women's news   
    Just when you thought you'd seen it all, reddit to the rescue:

    https://i.imgur.com/74iGDn9.gifv
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    Vic got a reaction from MrsC in Jordyn Huitema   
    Wow. I think that is the first time I've seen two women have a conversation in the women's forum. Kind of threw me when I realized it. You're both not just knowledgeable and very intelligent but way ahead of your time and add so much perspective and insight to this forum.
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    Vic reacted to MrsC in Jordyn Huitema   
    Yeah.  They created the allocation rules specifically for Pugh, so if they really wanted Huitema in the NWSL Canada could announce her as allocated in advance.  I think it's all moot though because I can't see her choosing this option.
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    Vic reacted to carolynduthie in Jordyn Huitema   
    Mal Pugh didn't go through the draft because she wasn't eligible to declare for it when she decided to go pro (they only opened it up to pre-college grads this year). Nichelle Prince, Janine Beckie, and Rebecca Quinn and Kailen Sheridan all went through the draft and then were allocated and had their salaries paid by Canada Soccer (ditto for a bunch of American players - Emily Sonnett and Rose Lavelle were both drafted and subsidized in their draft years), so presumably Huitema would also have to declare. 
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    Vic reacted to MrsC in Jordyn Huitema   
    Mal Pugh didn't go through the draft though because she was an allocated National Team member.  She went through the unattached allocation order and the Spirit got her because they were at the top of the Distribution list.  Pugh had a guaranteed salary of 200,000 as US allocated player, and Canada Soccer is clearly not going to pay her that, so NWSL still seems unlikely.  Sky Blue is presumably at the top of the 2019 distribution list unless they traded it, so that makes it even more unlikely that she would choose the NWSL.
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    Vic reacted to carolynduthie in Jordyn Huitema   
    She theoretically would have had to declare for the NWSL draft if she wanted to play in NWSL this year. (I say theoretically because the NWSL has never been one to enforce their own rules, but they changed the draft so that anyone who would be 18 during the season could declare, and say that if you're eligible and don't declare you can't sign until the end of the season.)
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