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BC Soccer's Coastal Season Kicks Off in Early September

More than 50,000 youths and 15,000 adults will begin their 2018-2019

Vancouver BC, September 4, 2018– The BC Soccer Coastal Season kicks off the first weekend in September with more than 50,000 youths and 17,000 adults taking to fields across the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. The coastal adult leagues and the youth soccer districts are in full preparation mode as the season nears.

“September is one of the most exciting times for soccer in British Columbia as the thousands of players kick-off their season,” says Kjeld Brodsgaard, President of BC Soccer. “I want to wish the more than 75,000 players of all ages and levels the best this season and I want to encourage everyone to follow and support BC Soccer #RespectAll campaign.”

More than 115,000 registered soccer players in British Columbia play within competitive and recreational leagues across British Columbia. With divisions tailored to first-timers all the way up to accomplished players there truly are opportunities for everyone to enjoy the game. The BC Soccer coastal season runs from early September right through until spring and hosts divisions ranging from U-4 to Over 45.  

Youth leagues are organized and run by BC Soccer Youth District Members.  A list of the Youth Districts and links to their websites can be found here: http://www.bcsoccer.net/directory-membership

September 2018 is also the kick off of the newly formed league that has amalgamated the former youth leagues that operated in the Lower Mainland. Those leagues were BCCSL Boys, Metro Select League and BC Coastal Girls Soccer League. It comprises approximately 21,000 youth and all 8 districts. The amalgamation is to provide efficiencies in terms of a common set of rules, discipline processes as well as a single scheduling system. The goal is to professionalize the league and provide consistent services to its constituents. For more information on this league, please visit their website here - https://www.bccoastalsoccerleague.ca.

Adult leagues kicking off the first week in September include:

Richmond Senior Soccer League

Vancouver Metro Soccer League

Burnaby Men’s Soccer Association

Fraser Valley Soccer League

Metro Vancouver Women’s Soccer League

Lower Island Women’s Soccer Association

Lower Mainland Soccer League

Mid Island Women’s Soccer League

North Shore Women's Over Thirty

Vancouver Island Soccer League

North Shore Coaches League

Pacific Coast Soccer League

This time of year also sees interior season coming to a close and we want to thank all the organizations outside of the coastal region that support soccer and make it what it is for the thousands of players who enjoy it.

For more information on how to become involved with soccer in BC please visit: http://www.bcsoccer.net/player-faq


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.

www.bcsoccer.net