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Club Charter Letter of Intent & Application Process Now Open

 BC Soccer’s Club Charter Letter of Intent and Application Process Now Open

Members and their affiliate clubs can now submit a letter of intent opting in to the Free BC Soccer Club Charter Program

April 22, 2016 Vancouver – BC Soccer is pleased to be accepting members and their affiliate clubs to submit their letter of intent to opt into the BC Soccer Club Charter Program.  The letter of intent gives Youth Districts and Adult Leagues the opportunity to support their affiliate club's participation while also making BC Soccer aware of clubs who would like to join the program. Once clubs have submitted their letter of intent and it has been accepted, they will then have access to various resources which will assist them to complete the application process. 

“Having now completed more than 50 club visits and more already scheduled throughout April, we are really happy and ready to receive all of the clubs Letter of Intent,” said Chris Cerroni, BC Soccer Director of Soccer Development. “The letter of intent helps us better understand how many clubs will opt-in to the BC Soccer Club Charter Program and therefore will ensure we can properly support all the clubs within the program.”

Once clubs have submitted their letter of intent and their direct governing body has confirmed that the club has met certain criteria including being in good standing, Canada Soccer and BC Soccer resources will be made available to assist clubs in submitting their application for Standard One within the Club Charter Club. 

“BC Soccer’s Club Charter Program is designed to assist and support members and their affiliated soccer clubs, both on and off of the field,” said Jason Elligott, BC Soccer Executive Director. “This is an exciting time for soccer in BC and after a lot of hard work and consultation we are very pleased to be able to progress with the next stage of the BC Soccer Club Charter Program.”

The program is open to all BC Soccer full members and their affiliate soccer clubs.  The charter is a free “opt-in” program meaning clubs will have the choice to be a part of it. It has been designed to enable these organizations to be recognized and, more importantly, receive support and added service from BC Soccer regardless of the club’s size and location within BC.

The BC Soccer Club Charter Program will consist of three progressions with Standard One being available in 2016 and Standards Two and Standards Three being introduce in future years.

Standard One of the Club Charter Program has been purposely designed to be achievable by all BC Soccer members and their affiliate clubs, regardless of their size or location across the province.  The Program’s criteria is based on three top line categories being, Technical, Governance, and Administration. 

For more information on the criteria visit the BC Soccer Club Charter Standards page.

If you are a club President, have had the initial consultants visit from BC Soccer and want to join the program please click on the link below to complete the letter of intent which is facilitated via BC Soccer's online management system.

Get Involved and Submit Your Letter of Intent

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.