Island Savings Kicks-Off Long Term Partnership

by Joshua Rendle

VICTORIA, BC(April 13th, 2018) - Highlanders FC announced Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union as their new title partner in a multi-year agreement on Friday, April 13. The agreement will see the Island Savings brand appearing on all Premier Development League (PDL) jerseys, as well as on key marketing collateral.


"It is an absolute pleasure to welcome Island Savings as our new title partner and we are all looking forward to a successful relationship with them,’ said Highlanders Managing Director Brett Large. ‘Island Savings is a perfect fit as we are both local organizations with a focus on supporting our community and we both share in a vision to providing great experiences to our members. We believe that Island Savings will play a key role in helping us continue to grow our program, and reconnect at the grassroots level with our community.”

“We are excited to partner with an organization that shares our passion for helping build strong, healthy and vibrant local communities.” said Randy Bertsch, President of Island Savings. “The Highlanders are not only bringing high-quality sport and entertainment to Greater Victoria, but they are also providing local athletes with an incredible opportunity to develop and grow in their athletic journey.”

The Highlanders season kicks off on May 11th on the road against the Calgary Foothills. The team returns to Victoria for their home opener, May 20th against the Portland Timbers at Centennial Stadium. Season tickets are available at

About Victoria Highlanders FC
Last season the Highlanders competed in the Premier Development League (PDL). Developing a path for aspiring professional soccer players to reach the highest level. Notable players such as Brett Levis (Whitecaps FC), Jamar Dixon (Ottawa Fury), and Matt Polster (Chicago Fire) are just a few alumni that have come through Victoria’s ranks.

About Island Savings
Island Savings is a member-owned financial co-operative, providing banking, investment and insurance services for residents and businesses throughout Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. As a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.'s third-largest credit union with $10 billion in assets, 250,000 members, 53 branches and 38 insurance offices throughout the province, Island Savings brings innovative products, an extensive branch network and local decision making to the banking experience. Island Savings has a strong commitment to seeing local economies grow and thrive and in 2017, they invested $250,000 and 4,000 volunteer hours into more than 250 organizations. For more information, visit