The ‘Namgis First Nation Soccer Tournament (aka June Sports) is an annual sporting event held on Fathers’ Day weekend. It is an incredible community celebration that had a profound impact on the lives of many of our players when we traveled and competed there in 2011.
Part of the power of the tournament is it is not just about soccer. It is about culture, community and inclusiveness. During the five day long trip to Alert Bay, players get to experience an amazing pageant and crowning of the Salmon Prince & Princess, incredible potluck ceremonies as well as other cultural dances and performances. For many of our First Nations players June Sports is an important opportunity to reconnect with and, in some cases, learn about traditional ways. We were welcomed by the elders in 2011 and have been invited back.
Welcome to the online home of Vancouver Street Soccer! Here you will find details about our soccer league, games, special events and who to contact if you need to speak to someone.
Street Soccer is about having fun, getting fit, making friends, finding connections to jobs and housing, and working on decreasing substance use, but somehow we just have fun and the other parts mostly take care of themselves.
We have received grant funding from the True Sport Foundation and are proud to follow the True Sport principles.
Canada's Men and Women take on the World in the 2012 Homeless World Cup in Mexico City
Keep up to date with Canada's National Homeless Soccer Teams in Mexico City's Zocalo at this year's Homeless World Cup. Live streaming matches, highlights, photos, and results are all available at the Homeless World Cup Website.
Social Conscience Fair Trade Sports Balls is now the Official Soccer Ball Sponsor of the Vancouver Street Soccer League
Inspired by the 'Make Poverty History' Campaign in 2005, Social Conscience looked for a business which could work to change the lives of others by breaking the cycle of poverty. The fair trade model does that by supporting no child labour, guaranteed fair minimum wages for employees, and funding for social programs from every ball. Once founder James Milligan learned about fair trade, he started Social Conscience Fair Trade Sports Balls.
Training and Match balls have been distributed to each of our 10 teams, which will be used at each of VSSL's practices, games, and tournaments going forwards.