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2017 AGM - Bylaw, Constitution, Rules and Regulations Updates

Vancouver, BC:  The BC Soccer Annual General Meeting took place Saturday, June 10, 2017 and membership voted on a number of important amendments to the association’s Bylaws/Constitution and Rules/Regulations which took effect as of June 11, 2017.

To ensure all members are aware of the approved and defeated amendments, BC Soccer is pleased to provide its members and the soccer community with the updated ‘Amendments for Consideration’ document which identifies whether the item was carried (approved) or defeated.

BC Soccer is currently working to update the Rules and Regulations document to reflect the amendments with the aim of having them posted shortly.

The updated bylaws that were presented, were not carried. BC Soccer will reach out to the membership for specific feedback regarding the drafted bylaws to ensure the association can transition to the new Societies Act which is required by November 2018.

“Improving our rules to reflect emerging soccer practices and meet member needs over time, is part of our strategic plan.” stated Kjeld Brodsgaard, President, “There is more to be done, however the work that has been done to date will assist with BC Soccer meeting this objective.”

The AGM also saw changes to the makeup of the board of directors.  For more information on this, click 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.