Pacific FC Hires Shawn Fiddick as Executive Director of Youth Programs

Pacific FC today announced Shawn Fiddick as the new Executive Director of the club’s youth programs, Vancouver Island Wave and Trident Development.

Fiddick has been a mainstay of Island soccer for the last several decades and currently serves as the chair for Upper Island Soccer Association.

“This is an opportunity to join in on the momentum of Pacific FC’s youth programs while they are still building and a chance for me to give back to soccer in the region,” said Fiddick. “The opportunity to work in the sport full time and help shape the future of our young players is a dream of mine.”

Pacific FC provides training to more than 350 young people between its Van Isle Wave performance-based teams for female and male athletes aged 13 to 18, who participate in the BC Soccer Premier League, and the Trident Development Program for youth ages 8 to 14, at two locations in the South Island and one in Ladysmith.

“We are proud of our youth programs and the many pathways they create for Vancouver Island players who stand to be the next generation of players for our club and Canada,” said Paul Beirne, managing director, Pacific FC. “We are fortunate to have someone of Shawn’s pedigree come on board to continue to grow the game for young people on the Island.”

Fiddick hung up his own cleats a few years ago at age 50, but his coaching prowess in the mid-Island is legendary. He spent more than 20 years coaching youth in Nanaimo, Comox, Port Alberni, Parksville and Ladysmith. In addition to refereeing all levels of soccer including university, Fiddick has volunteered his time to the administrative side of the game through board positions at Nanaimo Youth Soccer Club and now Upper Island Soccer Association.

He has followed Pacific FC since the club launched in 2018, drawn in by the vision for the potential growth and level of professionalism Pacific FC president Josh Simpson saw for the game on the Island.

“I knew I wanted to be part of it,” said Fiddick. “I am excited that that day has now come.”

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