2018-2019 BC Soccer Year In Review

BC Soccer releases its 2018-2019 Year in Review publication and video.

November 4, 2019 - Vancouver BC.

BC Soccer's first fall AGM (moved from Summer to reflect the Associations fiscal year change) concluded Sunday November 3rd in Surrey.  

The period between April 1st 2018 and July 31st 2019 included 2 Adult Provincial Cup tournaments (and 2 consecutive Male National Champions, with a Women's Bronze Medal) and along with 2 years worth of Youth Competitions held in 6 different locales across the Province.  

READ: BC Soccer's 2018-2019 Year In Review booklet

Other highlights from this period include: 

  • Retention Survey: We gathered valuable feedback from participants on retention issues that are affecting not just soccer, but all sports in Canada.  Thanks to the data, we now have information directly from the players and families stated key factors in why young players decide to either stay, or leave soccer.  
  • Charter Program: Our criteria based initiative designed to recognize and celebrate organizations that have met the criteria standards in the areas of Technical, Governance and Administration, welcomed several new organizations bringing the total to 30 designated charter organizations.
  • Grants Program:  Our grants initiative awarded to 30 organizations in BC, valued at $30,000 in 2018-2019 supported 3539 players, 335 coaches and 48 administrators.  
  • Coaching Courses: BC Soccer delivered 219 courses across the province supporting 3265 coaches, while providing 27 Licensed Courses to 246 coaches. 
  • Regional Tier 3 League: BC Soccer took further steps towards establishing a new level of competition to bridge the gap between youth and Professional Soccer.  The working title "League 1 British Columbia" is now aiming to be introduced for both men and women in Spring of 2021. 

“Every year we have the difficult task of trying to capture all the good work done across the province to support our game.” said Jason Elligott, BC Soccer Executive Director. “We are thankful to all the individuals in every corner of BC that play their part to ensure soccer is the sport of choice in their community.”

WATCH:  Our 2018-2019 Year in Review


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 sports 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 an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.