1978 Vic West Soccer Club

1911 Vic West Soccer Club

From 1975 to 1984, the Vic West compiled a Canadian soccer record equaled only by the legendary New Westminster Royals dynasties of 1928 to 1936 and 1951 to 1959. While the Royals were assembled from places far and wide, Vic West matched them with a locally produced team of players that came up through the Victoria minor soccer system. Vic West won four Canadian and six B.C. championships in their nine-year golden span. Included in that run were four straight B.C. titles -- the only team to hold that distinction in the history of the Province Cup. In its time, Vic West was the dominant amateur soccer team in Canada, taking the national title in 1976, 1979, 1983 and 1984. A team with no superstars, the Wests did it with a commitment to teamwork. Team members included Steve Forslund, Frank Woods, Dan Henry, Jim De Goede, Darryl Hooker, Ralph Anderson, Gary McLaren, Tom Lavasseur, Henry Paul, Alex Stewart, Mark Crisp, Butch Foster, Garnet Moen, Greg Mellish, Jaraslav Hrasky, Lew Williams, George Fuller, Ed Dewhurst, Ken Calve, Waining Lee, Rob Williams, Tim Achtzner, Bob Duncan, John McGuire, Steve Moss, and Bob English.


Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.


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