Pacific FC, Vancouver Island’s one and only professional soccer team, is adding a brand new team member before kicking off their first season of the Canadian Premier League.
After six seasons of managing the Victoria HarbourCats baseball club, Brad Norris-Jones stepped down from the position on Wednesday in order to accept a management position with Pacific FC.
He will be taking on the role of Executive Vice President of Operations with the club, and will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations before the 15 game inaugural 2019 season.
“This is an exciting opportunity to work with Pacific FC as the team and league is just establishing itself in the region and in the country overall,” said Norris-Jones in a release.
“I have the background in working with sports start-ups and this is a venture like none other.”
“We will be the best show in town, I promise everyone that!” he added in a statement to Victoria Buzz.
Home games will be hosted at Westhills Stadium in Langford, which will soon be able to seat 6,000 enthusiastic supporters.
Earlier this month, PFC also announced their entry into the 2019 Canadian Championship, a tournament which crowns one Canadian club team as Canada’s best.
Along with the other 6 members of the Canadian Premier League, PFC’s inclusion brings the total number of teams participating in the tournament to 13.