Not necessarily my area of expertise, but I recall Burnaby Firefighters spending a season in Division 1 before being allowed into Premier and they were incredibly dominant.Good question! I’d be curious to know as well
Not necessarily my area of expertise, but I recall Burnaby Firefighters spending a season in Division 1 before being allowed into Premier and they were incredibly dominant.
That would have been 5 or 6 seasons ago if my math is correct.
Whether VMSL, Island, or FVSL, all are big jumps, because all three are high standards. Jumping up means knowing you are in for a season of taking beatings and knowing you are in for a relegation battle. This year may very well have served as good preparation; they will need to do something to add talent. Really hard in Chiliwack, because what you have is what you have, unless you get a clinical poacher like Andrew Slaner moving to the area to play with a dominant midfield featuring Cam & Kyle. You gotta love the club, hopefully they see a good talent pipeline ahead and have kids that will grow into the added challenge Premier presents. UFV players perhaps?
Sounds like you may need to find a way to tap into the pipeline, way easier said than done.
One of my fondest memories was playing you guys on a Saturday evening season's opener. Stands were 1/2 full in the stadium, full concession going, smell of hot-dogs, great atmosphere, and we beat you up 5-2.
Then went drinking with you after.