VANCOUVER, WA – The Washington Timbers Football Club, SW Washington’s oldest and largest soccer club, is pleased to announce the addition of the Vancouver Victory to its slate of soccer programming. The addition of the Victory will strengthen the club’s college preparatory program and provide more development opportunities for its more senior members.
An original member of the Evergreen Premier League Washington (EPLWA), an elite adult men’s league based in Washington State, the Vancouver Victory fulfilled a life-long dream of Barrett Goddard’s. Mr. Goddard has been involved with soccer in SW Washington for over 30 years and as the founder and General Manager of the Victory brought elite adult men’s soccer to SW Washington in 2014. The Victory were named after the victory ships built in Vancouver during World War II and won the EPLWA Championship in 2016.
The Washington Timbers have had close ties to the Victory since its inception. Washington Timbers Executive Director Sean Janson was an Assistant Coach for the Victory for the 2014 and 2015 seasons and the Victory trained and played home games at Harmony during the 2015 season. The club is thrilled to bring them back to Harmony on a permanent basis. Mr. Janson is particularly excited about the reunion, “I’m very eager to get back involved with the team. Barrett has done a tremendous job laying the groundwork and I’m really looking forward to bringing an elite men’s team to our club.”
Washington Timbers Board President Steve Bowmer is also a big supporter of bring a men’s first team to the club. “The Washington Timbers are committed to creating opportunities. Having a men’s first team to go along with our defending NW Premier League Champions women’s team completes the pyramid for the club.” Stated Bowmer.
About Washington Timbers FC: The Washington Timbers is a full service youth soccer club featuring two recreational programs (Camas-Washougal Soccer Academy and Vancouver United Soccer Alliance), Junior Academy, and Academy programs. The Academy teams play in Oregon Youth Soccer Association (OYSA), Washington Youth Soccer’s Regional Club League (RCL), and U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy (USSDA). The club is an official Timbers Alliance member collaborating with the Portland Timbers Academy system on player development efforts and synergistic player pathways. http://www.washingtontimbers.com.
About Vancouver Victory: The Victory were formed in 2014 by Barrett Goddard as his way to give back to the local soccer community. Mr. Goddard’s goal was to bring elite men’s soccer to Clark County and provide additional playing opportunities for current and former college players. Many former and current Victory players have gone on to play for various different colleges and the Timbers U-23 team. http://www.vancouvervictoryfc.com.