Soc­cer club adopts new look

The Intelligencer (Belleville) - - SPORTS - PAUL SVOBODA

On the eve of its 50th an­niver­sary, the Belleville Youth Soc­cer Club has kicked off a bold new look — and, a new name too.

The BYSC is now Belleville Soc­cer Club, or BSC. A new logo has also been in­tro­duced — with clean, bold black and red lines — to re­place the for­mer Comets em­blem.

“We wanted to freshen and stan­dard­ize the logo for our an­niver­sary,” said BSC di­rec­tor of player de­vel­op­ment and long­time rep coach, Rob Terry. “We did away with the sep­a­rate house league and rep pro­gram lo­gos in favour of a uni­fied, stan­dard sin­gle logo, sig­ni­fy­ing the seam­less de­vel­op­ment path­ways for play­ers of all lev­els within one club.”

As well, said Terry, the word ‘youth’ was de­lib­er­ately omit­ted from the new name.

“Just as the rugby club in Belleville (the Bull­dogs) is one club for chil­dren through adults, and the se­nior mem­bers are ac­tive mem­bers in the rugby com­mu­nity and com­mit­ted stew­ards of the game, we en­vi­sion the same here for soc­cer,” said Terry. “Many of our coaches and club staff mem­bers are mem­bers of the lo­cal women’s and men’s leagues and we want to em­brace and pro­mote that spirit.

“Our vi­sion is that BSC will be the uni­fied or­ga­ni­za­tion for soc­cer across the area and across all lev­els of the game.”

BSC play­ers will now be out­fit­ted in gear pro­vided by Um­bro, a long­time world­wide soc­cer sup­plier.

“Um­bro was a con­scious choice of equip­ment ven­dor part­ner,” said Terry. “And, the re­sult of a la­bo­ri­ous and de­tailed se­lec­tion process. In the end, we have a lo­cal pres­ence and dis­trib­u­tor in Four Sea­sons Sports, which pro­vides a crit­i­cal in­ter­me­di­ary link­age be­tween Um­bro and the club.”

Terry noted that Um­bro is the of­fi­cial sup­plier to both the men’s and women’s Cana­dian na­tional soc­cer teams.

“The high qual­ity of Um­bro is con­sis­tent with the qual­ity of pro­gram­ming the club is pro­vid­ing,” said Terry.

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