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Canada Soccer is now accepting bid applications to host the 2018 National Championships

Canada Soccer Revamps National Championships Bid Application Process

Vancouver BC, September 26. 2016 - Canada Soccer has announced a revamp to the process for hosts to bid for Canada Soccer National Club Championship competitions.  The new process allows all BC Soccer members to apply to host either the U15, U17 or Adult competitions for 2018 and beyond.

Previously, BC Soccer has submitted bids to Canada Soccer to host the National Championships but with these new changes, the entire BC Soccer membership can now apply to host one of the elite competitions.  Canada Soccer is now accepting proposals from BC Soccer members and Canadian communities to host the 2018 National Championships. These events will be organized and executed by Canada Soccer in collaboration with the LOC as established by the successful bidding proposal.

The deadline for the letter of interest is September 30, 2016; however, all organizations applying will then have one month to complete the Full Hosting bid application which can be found HERE

DEADLINES FOR BID APPLICATIONS

Letter of interest to Bid – September 30, 2016

Full Hosting Bid Application – November 1, 2016

Should an organization plan to submit a bid to host a National Competition they must first submit a Letter of Interest to Canada Soccer (deadline September 30, 2016). This letter simply needs to provide the name of the organization, describe a little about the organization, and confirm the intention to bid on a National Championship. This letter is to be sent to the attention of Jessie Daly, Events Manager, Canada Soccer: jdaly@canadasoccer.com

Please note:  In the past, Canada Soccer ran these competitions at the U14, U16, U18 and Open(men/women) age groups; however, beginning in 2017, the Nationals will now be run at U15, U17 and Open(men/women) age groups.

About Canada Soccer’s National Championships

Canada Soccer’s Sport Chek National Championships have served as our nation’s premier amateur competition for more than 100 years, with the men’s competition inaugurated in 1913 and the women’s competition inaugurated in 1982. At all age levels, the Sport Check National Championships provide a meaningful soccer experience for host cities and participating teams, as well as the players, coaches, support staff, officials, and volunteers. These competitions are complimented by both the Futsal Canadian Championship (since 2015) and the Amway Canadian Championship featuring Canada’s professional clubs (since 2008).

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 relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer will promote the soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity