BC Soccer announces League1 BC participation at the Women's Interprovincial Championship

The newly formed competition will bring together female teams from League1 BC, League1 Ontario and Première Ligue de Soccer du Québec (PLSQ).

April 8, 2022 – Vancouver BC

Following last week’s formal announcement of League1 Canada, a strategic collaboration between League1 BC, PLSQ and League1 Ontario with support of the Canadian Premier League (CPL) and Canadian Soccer Business (CSB), BC Soccer is excited to announce League 1 BC's involvement in the first Women’s Interprovincial Championship later this summer.

The inaugural event will be hosted by PLSQ in Laval, Quebec, featuring two teams from the host league (PLSQ) along with one team from League1 Ontario, and one team from League1 BC. Semi Finals take place on Friday, August 12th, with the Championship match taking place Sunday, August 14th

“The opportunity for League1 BC to be a part of the Women’s Interprovincial Championship is the result of the alignment and positive collaboration of the three leagues” said Sian Bagshawe, League1 BC General Manager. “We look forward to showcase the strengths and talents of the players within our province against well-established Clubs from League1 Ontario and PLSQ.”

Participation at this event aligns with League1 BC’s pillar of “Opportunity” for players to compete at the highest level available. One of the goals is to enlarge the scope of the event and evolve over time to grow and drive more visibility and investment to female teams, solidifying it as a high-level competition for female players.

The Women’s Interprovincial Championship will take place following the League1 BC’s Final scheduled for BC Day long weekend. (Find the full League1 BC schedule here).

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BC Soccer believes that everyone involved in soccer has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in. The welfare of everyone involved in soccer is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.

About League1 BC

League1 BC is an adult open age Pro-Am Soccer League operated by BC Soccer. Established in 2021, the league is intended to bridge the gap between youth and professional soccer, targeting the “Training to Compete” stage within Long-term Player Development (LTPD). The League will engage communities across British Columbia providing standard-based competition and training environments for female and male players, coaches, and match officials. League1 BC serves as a key platform of development into further opportunities within the game.

About BC Soccer

Established in 1904, 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, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. 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.