Gordon Head Soccer Association and Cordova Bay Soccer Club amalgamated to form the Gordon Head/Cordova Bay Soccer Club.  For the start of the 2011/12 season, a new name was chosen, Saanich Fusion FC.

GHSA History

Youth soccer was first organized in the Gordon Head area by Doug Day in 1956/57, with the formation of the Majestic Eagles at Majestic Park. In 1969/70, the Gordon Head Cosmopolitan Soccer Association started playing at the Lambrick Estate Park.  Doug Day represented soccer on the Victoria Sports Council in 1968 when they organized the first Victoria Sports Celebrity Dinner and worked with that organization for 25 years. For his untiring dedication to soccer he was rewarded as Victoria’s1973 sportsman of the Year. Since then the Gordon Head Soccer Association has honoured him by naming one of our fields after him and in 1995 the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame selected him as one of the first inducted into their Builder category.

The associations growth over the years now requires us to utilize seventeen municipal and school playing fields in the Gordon Head area. We have built two new full size fields, an all weather practice field with lights at Tyndall Field, and a clubhouse one of the most beautiful soccer sites on Vancouver Island.

In 1978/79, the Gordon Head Girls Soccer League, started by Barb and Del Anderson, joined forces with the Gordon Head Soccer Association (BC Societies’ Act Registration # 21566). Since then amalgamation our boys and girls programs have continue to grow each year and have been very successful in achieving British Columbia, Island, District and League championships. Senior Mens and Ladies teams began soon after the establishment of the girls soccer league and in the last year has grown from three teams to six, with the addition of an over 30’s and over 40’s men’s teams as well as a Division 3 Ladies team.

Today, we place a great deal of emphasis and resources in the training and development of our youngest members, the mini players. Without the mini program our boys, girls, mens and womens teams would not have a future. This strategy has proven to be very successful as our mini program has increased by 20% in the last year. The success on the field at the boys and girls U12 and U13 levels can be directly attributed to the quality of over the last four to five years. In recent years, some of the players graduating from our mini program have been chosen to represent the province of British Columbia.

The Gordon Head Family. Our association has been lucky to have as ex members a number of very well known professional athletes including brothers Steve & Marty Nash.  Marty is a professional soccer player and Steve is the highest Canadian ever drafted to play in the NBA. Their father, John Nash, coached his daughter Joann and teammates, to a League and BC Championship for girls at U17. The Nash family participation is typical of many families involvement in the development of soccer in Gordon Head.

The association has grown from the original team with fifteen players to sixty-two teams, over eight hundred players in the Youth Program, and six teams at the Senior Level.

The Gordon Head Soccer Association has had an exciting 40 years, with many teams and individuals making major contributions to its growth. Some of the builders of this club who should be mentioned include; Doug Day, David Begg, Fausto Milinazzo, Beth Barber, Jim Crawford and Len Huot.

Luckily, the association has additional dedicated members with a new vision which clearly indicates Gordon Head Soccer Association has a very bright future.

The best years are surely, yet to come!

CBSC History

he club was formed in the summer of 1969.During the 1968 -1969 season, four teams had been formed within the community and operated loosely within the Lower Island Youth Soccer Association.  These were in Division 5, 6, 7 and 8.  Given the existence of other clubs and club tournaments, it was decided that Cordova Bay needed to formalize its operations to provide structure, identity and equipment, etc.So in the summer of 1969, four people already involved – Alec Burns, Ted Harrison, Kris Munro and Gerry Stewart – called a meeting of the parents to form the Cordova Bay Soccer Club.  The formation of the club was approved at this meeting and the first club executive was appointed:

President: Neville Ives
1st. VP: Gordon Taylor
2nd. VP: Bob Bryden
Treasurer: Ivor Pearson
Secretary:  Pat Burns
Fixtures/equipment:  Alec Burns
Referees:  Keith White
Concession:  Pat Burns

At the end of its first season, March 1970, the club held its first invitational tournament.  Sponsors donated large team shields for divisional winners and subsequently cups for special awards.

Neville Ives remained President until 1979 – for 10 years – a club record.

The club colours at this time were orange and black.

Tyndall Club House Contributors

Many people will have noticed our clubhouse. We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to its construction, but some people deserve special recognition for their donations of time or money. Everyone listed here also has an engraved brick in the clubhouse!

Corporate Donors

Dennis CrawfordArmour Roofing & Sheet MetalTower FenceWinter Construction
Merit InsuranceRichard J Wey & AssLand Surveying IncIsland AsphaltConstruction Aggregate
Hendry, Swinton, McKenzie Insurance Services Inc.Home Lumber Co. Division of Jawl IndustriesBrewis ElectricBrulen Construction
Strathcona HotelAccent InnsMonk Office SupplySinclair Family & Bank of Montreal
X86 Factor TechHourigan’s Carpets & Linos LtdLuigi Lise
Strathcona Hotel – Deanna + Brock OlsonHighview Glass & Aluminum ProductsJani-King Vancouver Island
Select Blinds & Window CoveringsGeneral PaintG + E Equipment
Absolute SecurityMcGregor & Thompson Hardware Ltd.Bridgeman Plumbing
Denis CrawfordSpar Consultants
Chris Ryzyk, C N Ryzyk & Associates
Houston Signs
Rob Tourney Masonry

Individual Donors

In Memory of Ernest James JackVincent and Elliot GoshIan Logan – Coach Fusion 2000/01Christine Lockhart – Coach Vipers 2000/01
Adrienne Attorp & Lauren AttorpGordon Head Cougars U10-/U11 GirlsGriffin, Janna, Lora + Ted LeaThe Marsden Family
Kelly KruegerBob + Lynda AllenWill, John, + Christina Sharp“Hewson Girls” Kendra, Claire + Lindsay
Jamie SheridanChanaGeoff Travers – Coach Vipers 2000/01Benjamin Clark
Kendra Morgan & Glynnis MorganFred, Andrea, Andrew and Tia StephensonKevin and Gayle Burr, Sean and Jason BurrErin McDannold
In memory of Alan Fraser Division 1 + 2 menRobert McDannoldDouglas McDannoldGraeme Clark
Joel + Caleb WismerSaskia BjornsonCameron, Charlie + John SpurrAlisson Dubè “Thanks Brett”
The Boyd FamilyDavid HamdiBrian DayIn Memory Of Douglas Day
Cathy CrawfordMullin Demeo LawyersReyhana Aneesa Shameem & Roger HeatheringtonGordon Head Stingers U-13 Girls 2000-2001
Jason + Alex ZapantisMatthew, Daniel + Mark MarsonThe Splawski FamilySteph Steiner – Coach U14 Burn – BC Champs 2001/02
Troy, Rafi + Sofia Gardezy 2001/02Cait McDonald & Raina McDonaldFiona + Guy MacDannoldThe Blanchard Family
Len HuotRobert GutierrezSandy CrawfordAdrian Surdu
Sergiu SurduGeorge SurduSimone GardezyKen Saunders
Premier Women 2001-02Division 1 Women 2001-02Emily BurrowsKendra, Glynnis, Bruce + Connie Morgan

Many Thanks to the Following Volunteers

Mary Jo vanBergenFiona McDannoldRick FirestoneKen Saunders
Kevin BurrFred StephensonBrian DayAdrian Serdu
Sergio SerduGeorge SerduAndrew KemptonPaul Kowalyk
Doug WalmanNicolaas vanBergenBrett HyslopWayne Sheridan
Simone GardezyPremier Women 2001-02Len HuotRobert Gutierrez
Sandy CrawfordJim CrawfordRuss JonesDave Marson