Sean Melvin Signs Homegrown Contract with Vancouver Whitecaps FC

David Norman Jr and Simon Thomas from British Columbia also sign with Professional Clubs

Vancouver BC April 5 2018 – Sean Melvin from Vancouver Island signed a Homegrown contract with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.   Melvin is the second player from British Columbia to sign with the Whitecaps FC in the last few months as David Norma Jr signed in December of 2017. 

Sean Melvin began his soccer career with the Gordon Head Soccer Association of the Lower Island Soccer Association before playing for the Victoria United Metro and participated the BC Soccer Provincial Program. From the BC Soccer Provincial Program Sean moved onto Whitecaps FC Residency before playing for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the Whitecaps FC 2 in the USL where he recorded four clean sheets.
For more information on Sean Melvin and his Whitecaps FC player profile please click HERE

“We want to congratulate Sean Melvin as well as the Whitecaps FC on this signing,” said Chris Cerroni, BC Soccer Director of Soccer Development. “We’ve been working to build stronger relationships with Whitecaps FC and we hope young up and coming players will look to Sean’s story for inspiration as they continue to work hard to play in the highest level of soccer and best playing environment possible.”

David Norman Jr. also signed with the Whitecaps FC in December of 2017.  Norman began his soccer career with Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club when he was four years old.  From Coquitlam Metro-Ford Norman Jr. then went on to play for the United Soccer League Super Y League and he also represented Western Canada twice at the Danone Nations Cup.
For more Information on David Norman Jr Whitecaps FC Player Profile please click HERE

Simon Thomas recently signed with Kongsvinger of the OBOS-Ligaen of the Norwegian Football League system. Before moving oversees to play Simon played with Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency, Victoria United U-18 Metro and Thomas also played for the BC Soccer Provincial Team at the U16 age division. For more information on Simon Thomas’ and his Whitecaps FC player profile please click HERE

Sean Melvin, David Norman Jr, and Simon Thomas should all be very proud of their accomplishments and we look forward to following their careers as they continue grow as players.” Continued Cerroni.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues and districts.  

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, health and involved lifestyle