Thompson Okanagan FC Goalkeeper Liesl Milovick of the 2003 Girls has been invited for a week long training period in the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX program January 16-20. Liesl has been invited based on feedback and performance levels within the BCSPL and the BC Soccer High Performance Program. This training period will give Whitecaps REX Staff an opportunity to further track her progress.
As part of the Canada Soccer Pathway, Whitecaps FC have partnered with BC Soccer and Canada Soccer to launch the first Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre (REX) in Western Canada. The Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX Program in Partnership with BC Soccer kicked off in January 2015 and is led by Whitecaps FC Girls Elite staff with support from BC Soccer. The program is headed by former New Zealand national team and FIFA Women’s World Cup player Emma Humphries, Whitecaps FC Girls Elite head coach and women’s academy director.
The National EXCEL Program is a six-year structure for developing female players U-14 to U-20 who demonstrate the highest level of ability in preparation for their contribution to Canada’s Women’s National Team. The program is built on four pillars of development – physical, technical/tactical, mental, and social/emotional.
TOFC management, coaches and players congratulate Liesl on this achievement and look forward to helping her to continued success and development.