Cody Ackinclose has been named as the Van Isle Wave program’s Girls’ Technical Lead.
As Technical Lead, Ackinclose will be responsible for all player activity and overall Wave technical programming. Ackinclose joins Ryan McCurdy as VI Wave Technical Leads, after he was previously announced as the Boys’ Technical Lead in March.
“Cody has been a strong technical presence throughout Victoria,” said Executive Director of Youth Development at Pacific FC, Shawn Fiddick. “His commitment to the Wave program and the success of the entire female side is second to none. Pacific FC and VI Wave are committed to promoting our young leaders as much as we can and are excited to see Cody’s growth through our programs. We are confident he can elevate our program even further.”
Ackinclose has been with Van Isle Wave since 2020, during which time he has coached the U14 and U16 Wave Girls teams.
Prior to joining VI Wave, Ackinclose’s playing career saw him play both locally and internationally. Ackinclose played at the National Championships as a U16 BC Provincial program player and was a Victoria Highlanders FC player from the U18-U21 level. He also spent time training in England at Sheffield Wednesday’s academy as well as Dundee FC in Scotland. Ackinclose later spent the 2010-11 university season at Delta State University in Mississippi before moving to Sweden where he played for Vallens IF in 2011.
Ackinclose has gained coaching experience in many different settings prior to his promotion to Female Technical Lead. From 2017-2021 he was a Technical Coach at Gorge Soccer Association, coaching U12 to U18 teams. He has also been a coach with Royal Bay Soccer Academy since the start of the current school year, and has previously coached with Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s youth academy and United Soccer Solutions.
Ackinclose has his Soccer For Life and Provincial C License qualifications, and is currently enrolled in the Canada Soccer B Diploma.
Fantastic decision, Cody is certainly committed to coaching and his life experience will sure help all these young players.