BC Soccer is Now Accepting Candidates for its Board of Directors

Vancouver BC, February 19, 2016 - BC Soccer is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors for terms commencing June 11, 2016. Prospective candidates are invited to review the information provided on the BC Soccer web site Candidates who provide notice to BC Soccer of their intent to stand for election by May 1, 2016 will have their applications circulated to the membership in early May.

There is anticipated to be seven positions open for election including President, Vice President Finance, Vice President Youth and four two-year director terms. The positions open for elections are listed below

BC Soccer President – Currently held by Roger Barnes

BC Soccer VP of Finance – Currently held by Chris Appleby

BC Soccer VP of Youth – Currently held by Rob Lennox

BC Soccer Board of Director - Currently held by Carlos Grosso

BC Soccer Board of Director – Currently held by Ed Kennedy

BC Soccer Board of Director – Currently held by Chuck Bennett

BC Soccer Board of Director – Currently held by Don Dancey

BC Soccer has recently created a new BC Soccer Board of Directors Information Package for potential candidates. This information package outlines items potential candidates should consider prior to putting their names forth to stand for election to BC Soccer’s Board of Directors. Some of these items include Director roles and responsibilities, general functions of the board, time commitment, areas of competency and the statutory and ethical implications of becoming a member of the board.  BC Soccer encourages all of those who are wanting to become a BC Soccer Board of Director to read through the new Board of Directors Information Package prior to completing the Candidate application form.

Consistent with past elections, in order for the membership to evaluate candidates, the membership has requested candidates to provide notice to BC Soccer prior to the AGM by reading through the information package and completing the BC Soccer Board of Directors 2016 Elections Candidate form.

The Nomination Committee encourages the membership to identify potential candidates who have sufficient soccer knowledge, reflect the diversity (geography, gender, ethnicity, age) of the people served by BC Soccer and who possess the skills, personal attributes and key competencies outlined in the BC Soccer Board of Directors information package.

Also consistent with past practice, an individual may also declare his/her candidacy directly from the floor at the Annual General Meeting. For more information on the Annual General Meeting please Click Here

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. It is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants. Our mission is to develop the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. As a professional not-for-profit society, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for our 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.  We believe in the universal passion of our global game and the power it has to unite and motivate communities. 

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its member Youth Districts and 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

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