Cowichan Valley Football Association


 2018 Registration Information

 The CVFA has the unique distinction of playing both in the spring and in the fall seasons.
Developmental football is played during the Spring season in the Vancouver Island Football League (VIFL).  

In the fall, we play in the Vancouver Island Community Football Association (VICFA) and Vancouver Mainland Football League (VMFL).

We strive to make both seasons fun for all involved.

Practices: Monday & Wednesday: Time 6-8 @ McAdam Park (Rotary Field)
Games: 1 game per weekend
Season: September-November


VICFAPeewee9-112007-2009Fall 2018$255*
($230* before July 31/18)
VICFAJr. Bantam12-132005-2006Fall 2018$255*
($230* before July 31/18)
VMFLBantam14-152003-2004Fall 2018$375*
($350* before July 15/18)
VMFLMidget16-182000-2002Fall 2018$375*
($350* before July 15/18)

*The fall prices listed do NOT include the extra $55 in association/esportsdesk fees:

  • $11 Football Canada membership fee (annual) **
    Cowichan Valley Football Association fee (CVFA) (seasonal)
  • $20 British Columbia Community Football Association (BCCFA) membership fee ($10 membership, $10 coach development) (annual)
  • $23 British Columbia Provincial Football Association (BCPFA) membership fee ($10 insurance, $13 membership) (annual)
  • $1 eSportsdesk service fee (seasonal)


**IMPORTANT – all players registering to a Cowichan Football team will first need a Football Canada membership number BEFORE they register for Cowichan Football.
You can purchase the $11 annual Football Canada membership after reading the notes below by clicking HERE

  • If you have played with CVFA previously, but did not play in either of the 2017/2018 seasons, please choose NO when you are asked if you “Are a returning player?” as this will allow you to set up the Football Canada Membership for the first time
  • If you played with CVFA in either of 2017/2018 seasons, please choose YES when asked if you “Are a returning player?” and please note that you will need the access code that was previously emailed to you from Football Canada.  If you don’t have that access code, click on “What’s my access code” and it will be emailed to you.
  • You can pay for your Football Canada membership via PayPal or Credit Card. Just ensure you scroll through the entire page to see all the payment options.


BCCFA has mandated that all football clubs must use a new centrally developed online registration system called eSportdesk in order to offer league play football in BC. This online registration system must be used by everyone who wishes to register regardless of how payment is taking place. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.

  1. Be sure you have purchased annual Football Canada membership as instructed above under **IMPORTANT – you will be emailed an unique access code/membership number to that you will need to register in step 9
  2. Click REGISTER and this will take you to the central online registration system called eSportsdesk
  3. Click “sign up” for an account for new families or “sign in” for returning players
  4. For new accounts, you will receive a confirmation email with a password
  5. For new accounts, log into your account from the email and click “add/edit family member”
  6. Click “add family member”
  7. Enter your child’s information and click “continue”
    • ensure birth date is correct as you cannot register for teams if it is incorrect
  8. For both new and returning players, click “Register Now”at top and then click “Register Now” beside the CVFA team or event you wish to register in
  9. You will need your purchased Football Canada membership number from step 1 above before you can continue with the registration process
  10. Follow the prompts and read and agree to the waivers
  11. Select BCCFA when asked in the questionnaire.
  12. Check out! The BCPFA and the BCCFA fees must be paid online via credit card or interac, but the CVFA fees can be paid via credit card, interact or check
  13. Depending upon the payment chosen, a 4% Credit Card fee (applied to the Cowichan Football registration fee only) or $1.50 Interac fee will apply

If you are planning on applying for KidsportJumpstart or other financial assistance, please follow the steps above and choose “check” for the CVFA payment at step12.

Checklist before first practice:

After your player has been registered, please bring following to the field:

  • proof of age ie: BC Services Card, Birth Certificate or Passport
  • BC Services Card (care card)
  • $300 Equipment deposit cheque
  • $100 Volunteer bond cheque (see Parent Volunteers page for more info)
  • $100 Fundraising bond cheque (see Parent Volunteers page for more info)
  • Cleats and a water bottle. More information regarding other equipment will be provided before first gear practice.

Cowichan Football Registration Fees are used for:

  • Officiating
  • Field preparation and rental
  • Replacement and upgrading of practice equipment
  • Shoulder pads, helmets, mouth guards, game socks and game Jerseys
  • Training Supplies, Safety and education
  • Administration Supplies

Once fees are paid/discussed at the time of registration and all deposit/bond cheques (equipment, volunteer and fundraising) are received, your player will then be able to receive his/her equipment and take part in the on field activities, but not before.  Equipment deposit and Volunteer/Fundraising bond cheques are held by the club until the end of the season. As long as the volunteer and fundraising are met and all gear is returned in good clean condition, these bond cheques will be returned to the family or are shredded.  Please note – the CFVA does not want to cash these cheques as we would rather have the volunteer time and have our gear back!

Cowichan Football welcomes and encourages both male and female players to play at all age group levels.

If your child has any individual needs, contact the team Head Coach and Team Manager so that they can maximize your child’s enjoyment and involvement.

Pre-arranged payments for Kidsport/Jumpstart Programs are also available. (see link below)

The Cowichan Valley Football Association is a proud supporter of Kidsport.
Kidsport Application Information
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Application Information

For more information contact
the CVFA Registrar at