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BC Soccer introduces the 2022 Female Coach Mentorship Program participants

On this International Women’s Day, we are excited to welcome female coaches from around the province who will begin their peer and mentor driven journey while working towards Canada Soccer's C-Licence designation.

March 8th, 2022 – Vancouver BC

10 coaches, representing 8 different communities, (3 from the Island, 1 from Northern BC, and one from the Kootenay Rockies), comprise the new group of mentees for the second year of this program. 

Over the next 9-months, candidates collaborate with their peers on specific assignments sharing their own experiences while developing and personalizing their individual coaching philosophies. Our mentor-supported approach allows us to guide each candidate with their unique personal development plans and provide feedback on their coaching performance through video analysis. To conclude the program, all coaches will undergo delivering a final panel presentation to evidence the various learning outcomes of the program curriculum.

As part of the Female Coaching Framework, led by Female Development lead Chelsey Hannesson, the Female Coach Mentorship program launched last year with 9 candidates, all of whom successfully completed the program and obtained their Canada Soccer C-Licence.

This years candidates are Carmen Blume from Kimberley, Danielle Ferreira and Grace Stanley from West Vancouver, Jaclyn Sawicki from Langford, Jessica Marano from Coquitlam, Katie Rufh and Millie Bradley from Victoria, Tammy Johnson from Langley, and Tanya Zambrano from Burnaby.  These participants span several age-groups, backgrounds, and cultures with one thing in common…a desire for self-growth and improving the experience of their players. BC Soccer is excited to continue building a network of aspiring women in coaching who are pursuing the next steps in their leadership roles and potentially as part of a career advancement strategy.

Two graduates of last year’s program (Kassia Hayek - Vancouver and Camila Gomez – Coquitlam) will be involved as coaches in the special International Women’s Day “Red vs Black” exhibition match involving the BC Soccer Provincial Program female players.  Everyone involved with this event would love your attendance and support at Willoughby Community Field in Langley, with kick-off this evening at 6:30pm. 

 

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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 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.