The Turf Policy and Rules are in effect at all times and apply to everyone using the field.
In 2010, our community took on monumental task in developing a new sports facility that would encompass baseball, football and soccer. Through the participation of forestry companies, the town and local community groups, a 4.93-ha. park was obtained and the start of the sports complex began.
In 2011, we dedicated Forrest Field, the first amenity within this outstanding new complex. Forrest Field is a combination football and soccer field laid with a FieldTurf surface. Using FieldTurf has made this the absolute best pitch on Vancouver Island, and one of the top three fields in all of BC. It looks and feels like natural grass, and provides year-round usage. Forrest Field is now home to many local sports teams, clubs and recreational groups, including drop-in soccer, flag football, touch rugby, Ladysmith Pee Wee Football, Mid-Isle Youth Soccer, and the newly formed Mid-Isle Highlanders FC.
Forrest Field is named in recognition of Denny and Mary Forrest, residents of Ladysmith, who have been outstanding volunteers not only in the soccer community, but also around the town. Denny helped bring the Division Five 49ers all the way to the Premier Level, he was a former town councillor and a longtime member of the Field User Task Force.
The road stretching past the field is now known as Jim Cram Drive. Jim Cram is best known as a long-time Ladysmith teacher. He also served as Scout Master, coached three school sports for decades, was named Volunteer of the Year in 2010 and has been awarded the Prime Minister’s award for teaching.
The following links provide additional information about soccer.