WIA strives to perpetuate a prominent standard in quality football training, for all facets of the game. We value the importance of a comprehensive development program, built around the individual first, and the team second, and encouraging and supporting our athletes to succeed both on and off the field.
Our programs are designed to develop and produce technically sound, creative, and intelligent football players at all levels of play, and to develop and support any motivated player for the rigour of high-performance or professional club soccer across Canada and abroad.
The primary focus of the Residency Program is to develop and support out-of-town players wishing to pursue soccer at a post-secondary level and beyond while they complete their high school credits. WIA offers a comprehensive, CSA standards-based soccer program and students attend school full-time at a local high school in Victoria.
Westcastle hosts player identification camps as part of the application process for admission to our programs. The camps allow players to meet our coaching staff and experience WIA training.
Players must attend our ID Camps if they wish to join the program and attend the college showcases or international tournaments.
Visit our camps page for Player Identification Camp dates to apply for the Residency Program.
Women’s Residency Program
The Residency program develops players recruited from within Canada and around the world to offer them a professionally coaches standards based soccer program and a world class education in Victoria BC.
Men’s Residency Program
The Residency program develops players recruited from within Canada and around the world to offer them first class soccer and academic opportunities in Victoria, BC
“We need to develop individual players so every player within our academy has his own individual plan to make the steps needed to finally at the highest level. “We use our [academy] team more or less not to win games, but to try to develop as many individual players as possible .” –Eddie Mukahanana, Technical Director