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BC Soccer Celebrates International Women's Day


BC Soccer announces Female Grant Initiative!

March 1, 2017, Vancouver BC – BC Soccer is happy to celebrate International Women’s Day by announcing a Female Grant initiative Program aimed at enhancing, attracting, and retaining female programming.  The program will consist of $1000 grants that any BC Soccer member can apply for.

There are more than 47,000 female soccer players, 1100 referees and many more female coaches, administrators and volunteers within the BC Soccer Membership. BC Soccer is proud to celebrate female participation within the beautiful game!

“The BC Soccer Women in Soccer Committee worked hard to create an on-going initiative that will support, promote, and help develop women’s soccer in British Columbia,” said Shannon Foster, Chair of the BC Soccer Women in Soccer Committee. “We really hope and are encouraging our members to take advantage of this initiative as we know there are some members doing wonderful things to support women’s soccer and this grant will allow them to improve those programs”  

BC Soccer will be opening applications for the Female Grants on April 1, 2017 with a closing date of June 30, 2017.  These dates will give all members the opportunity to put together their applications as well as work to create a program that will best support women in soccer.  BC Soccer has created an online form where applications can be completed as well as application criteria and suggestions for how the grants could be used.  All of this is will be available on the BC Soccer Grants page on April 1, 2017.

For more information on the Women in Soccer Committee please Click HERE

BC Soccer will also be announcing more grants in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned for more information on BC Soccer’s available grants and visit the BC Soccer Grants page 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.