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After five games, Pacific FC – the only professional sports team on Vancouver Island – has had a shuffling of their front office staff.

Gone are James Neilson, John Procopio, and Mo Blake. Also gone is Kadie Smith. Her departure was apparently planned in advance and is amicable.

Smith tweeted, “Some personal news: it’s my last week with @Pacificfccpl. It’s been amazing building this club from the ground up. To think we only launched in July! I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished & can’t wait to see it grow further!”

Smith was the director of marketing, Procopio was in sales and partnerships, Nielson was a content creator while Blake was involved with game day operations for the club.

Executive Vice President, Brad Norris-Jones would only confirm Smith’s planned departure. No reasons were given for the other departures.

Rumour running around Greater Victoria and posted at Vibrant Victoria website was that Vancouver-based Josh Bender was also no longer with the club; however, Norris-Jones confirmed that he continues to be employed through the summer.

Claire Eccles on the mound at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park. Photo credit: Christopher Kelsall

Added is Claire Eccles, former Victoria HarbourCats pitcher – the first female to play in the West Coast League. She will work in the Pacific FC retail store at 665 Fort Street.

Additionally, PFC added the marketing services of IDM Marketing, according to Norris-Jones.

Pacific FC is 1-2-2 on the season and positioned in fourth place of seven teams.

During their first three home games in this inaugural season, they are sporting a 1-1-1 record and have had crowds of 5,154, 2,360 and 2,661, respectively.

They next play at Westhills Stadium in Langford on June 23rd when they host Edmonton FC.