2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in Review

#respectall Initative, High Performance License, the announcement of the first Club Charter Standard 1 Club and certifying over 3,450 coaches highlight another successful year of soccer in British Columbia


Vancouver BC, June 12 2017 -  BC Soccer is proud to release their 2016-2017 Year in Review after another successful year of soccer.  The #respectall initiative, High Performance License, Club Charter Program activity, along with the delivery of hundreds of coaching courses and referee clinics this past year highlight some of the successes.

“It’s always amazing looking back at the past year and I know that the entire Board of Directors and I are very proud of everything that BC Soccer accomplished,” said Kjeld Brodsgaard, BC Soccer President.  “This year marked the start of the 2016-2019 strategic plan and, working in collaboration with the BC Soccer membership, we are very happy with everything that has progressed and we are excited to work with the membership as we strive to complete all of the Strategic Objectives and to grow the beautiful game in British Columbia.”

Below are a few more highlighted successes which were accomplished in the 2016-2017 year:

“The 2016/17 year was a successful one for soccer in BC and for BC Soccer as an organization.  We look forward to continuing our focused approach to servicing our members and soccer within this province while also supporting Canada Soccer and the local government,” said Jason Elligott, BC Soccer Executive Director. “On behalf of BC Soccer, I want to thank the individuals across BC who support and service the game in all regions of this province. Without the support of these individuals, soccer would not be what it is .”

For more details on the 2016/17 year, please see BC Soccer’s Year In Review document HERE.

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.