Mt. Slesse soccer academy expanding

The Mt. Slesse middle school soccer academy is doubling in size starting in September. An info session is being held Monday night.

A successful first year has the folks at Mt. Slesse middle school  and Chilliwack FC thinking big with the soccer academy.

An information night is planned for Monday, and the main topic of discussion will be expansion.

The school is doubling the size of the academy, going from one to two classes (from 25 to 50 students) starting this September.

“Any student in the Chilliwack School District (In Grades 7, 8 or 9) is welcome to apply,” said Mt. Slesse principal Dan Heisler. “We’re looking to expand into two classes and we know that we have lots of interest.  We’ve had coaches contacting us from within Chilliwack FC and we’ve had a number of parents come in, just in the past few weeks.”

Students enrolled in the academy have 80 regularly scheduled on-field times plus soccer-related classroom instruction, earning a physical education credit.

Monday’s info session starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Mt. Slesse library. Get more details from Heisler at 604-824-7481 or email