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When Sami Marvasti was asked to hop on a Zoom call last week with Shawn Fiddick, the executive director for youth at the Vancouver Island Wave program, to discuss ‘an opportunity’, his interest was instantly piqued.
It turned out to be the opportunity of a lifetime. Marvasti, and a few of his Wave teammates, had been invited to train with the Canadian women’s national team as they prepared for their friendly against Australia on Dec. 1 at Pacific FC’s home, Starlight Stadium.
For the 17-year-old midfielder, who spent time with Pacific this season in the CPL on a development contract, it was a unique opportunity to see some of the best players in the world in action.
“The level and technical ability, just everything, the standard was so high,” said Marvasti. “They weren’t scared, like if you were messing up, they weren’t scared to tell you……
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