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The Juan de Fuca Masters Football Club is a nonprofit entity, operating in Victoria BC's Westshore community, whose membership consists of three men's soccer teams: over 40s, over 48s and over 55s, competing in league play through the South Vancouver Island Classic Soccer Association (SVICSA)
Since 1975, JDF Masters FC has offered its club members the year-round opportunity for exercise, social engagement and community involvement.
Friendly match between Royal Bay Secondary School and JDF Masters FC, in conjunction with the annual JDF Masters FC Scholarship award.

Annual “JDF CUP” Tournament of Champions

JDF Masters FC is well-known for hosting an Annual “JDF CUP” Labour Day Weekend Tournament of Champions, which takes place at the beginning of September, on Labour Day weekend.
Going on its 28th year, this three-day tournament is organized and run entirely by club members on three pristine grass fields in Colwood, BC.
On-site amenities include a beer garden with food trucks offering quality food and beverages. The tournament provides a premium end-of-summer getaway for families who are keen to explore Victoria and Vancouver Island during the most beautiful season of the year.
With players coming from all over the world, this event typically fields between 20 and 30 teams, with regulars from Vancouver Island, Mainland BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California. Men's divisions have historically included a +40s, +48s, +55s, and +60s. 2019 will add a men's Masters +35 and +70 division and an inaugural women's +30 division with added capacity for up to 38 teams.
To register a team for September 2019 or for any additional information about this tournament, check out our Tournament page.
Tournament

Member Info

Club Dues

Dues for the year are $350/player. The dues cover the costs of field rental, referees, and equipment for approximately 30 weekly games during regular SVICSA league play which runs from September through March. JDF Masters FC also uses player fees to cover several other extra items each year; including:
  • The club rents a gym in the Westshore for a weekly futsal scrimmage on Monday evenings that gives players an opportunity for a little extra conditioning and skill development.
  • The club covers the cost of registration fees for two tournaments that we enter each year with one or more teams. These tournaments include the 7V7 Annual Frosty Balls Tournament hosted at Tyndall turf field in Gordon Head between Christmas and New Years, and the Annual Bill Drew Tournament hosted each April by SVICSA at the Finlayson/Topaz Park fields in Saanich.
  • The club rents a field from April through August once regular-season play is completed. Intra-club summer scrimmages take place each Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:00 PM, so we can stay in shape year-round.
  • Players receive new shorts and socks each year, and when the club purchases jackets, bags, or other equipment, members receive a substantial discount on these items.

A social membership is also offered for retired players at $50/year. We think they should pay for the privilege of drinking beer and associating with the active players. Actually, these social members stay connected to the club because they continue to offer critical leadership to the club through our various tournament involvements, community outreach, and often through service on our executive.

Volunteerism

While soccer is the main reason we get together, our club seeks members who are all-around good guys that will engage in our club camaraderie, be respectful of all people on and off the field, and take part in helping sustain our volunteer-based club to be the best club possible.
We also understand that some are busier than others, and as such, we've created a way for members to reduce their fees each year by as much as $100 by giving of their volunteer time to two main events, the Bill Drew Tournament (April) and our own Labour Day Weekend JDF International Tournament (September). JDF Masters FC runs the beer tent each year at the Bill Drew Tournament, and any player that volunteers four or more hours receives a $50 credit toward their dues.
Additionally, our Labour Day JDF Tournament offers multiple opportunities for volunteering, and four or more hours of volunteerism earns an additional $50 credit toward dues. Thus, for actively volunteering members, dues can be as low as $250/year through this system.

A Typical Week of League Play

Our regular season of league play begins in mid-September and finishes in early April with a break over the holiday weeks in December. JDF Masters FC rotates its three teams at two home field locations, the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, Grass Field #2, and the Royal Bay Secondary School, Turf Field. Home games are typically scheduled for Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 PM, and away games vary between Wednesday and Friday evenings, or Saturday and Sundays. We play an average of once per week, and after home games, we gather at The Country Rose Pub for drinks, food, and bragging.

Interested in Joining?

Each team roster is defined by the Team Manager, usually in late August for the upcoming season. Many variables exist in the process of bringing on new players. If you are interested in joining a team, you should contact the Team Manager for your age category directly through our Contact link. Usually a Team Manager will suggest that you come out to our summer scrimmages as a way to get to know you as a person and a player, and to give you an opportunity to get to know us as well. We look for players who will be a good fit with our club values. Please note that our existing members receive priority for each new season.
 

Community Outreach

JDF Masters FC values giving back to our community and supporting young athletes in their development.

Devon Austin, graduating student of Royal Bay Secondary School and recipient of the 2018 JDF Masters FC Scholarship; presented by Cory Meausette, Club President.
Many of our members are also coaches and give of their time and experience to encourage young people in this great sport. Our club has a tradition of using some of the revenues we gain through our Annual Tournament to support young people in our community in the following ways:
  • Each year we give a $500 scholarship to a graduating grade-12 soccer player from either Belmont or Royal Bay Secondary School (in the Westshore community) who is planning to attend post-secondary school. In years past we have arranged for the presentation of this scholarship in conjunction with a friendly match against his high school team. We usually get clocked, but it's good fun. We also give scholarships to girls but we don't play against their teams because we don't want to get embarrassed on the field.
  • Each Christmas season we purchase 10 to 15 bicycles for children in need in our community.

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