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Coastal Season Kick Off

85,000+ British Columbian soccer players to kick-off their 2016-2017 season

Vancouver BC, September 6, 2016– The BC Soccer Coastal Season, kicks off in just over a week. More than 70,000+ youths and 15,000+ adults will take to pitches across the lower mainland and Vancouver Island.  With the start of coastal season play right around the corner, the adult leagues and the youth districts are already in full swing as they prepare for the 2016-2017 season.

“September is always an exciting and busy time for players, coaches, and volunteers as they prepare for the 2016-2017 coastal soccer season,” says Kjeld Brodsgaard, President of BC Soccer. “Thousands of players are excited to kick-off their season and on behalf of the BC Soccer board and staff, we want to wish them the best of luck in all of their matches.”

There are more than 120,000 registered soccer players in British Columbia playing within both competitive and non-competitive soccer environments. The BC Soccer Coastal season officially runs from August 1st, with play beginning in early September, right through until spring. The Coastal season also hosts age divisions ranging from Under 6 to Over 45.  There are  opportunities to play soccer for players of all levels and abilities and BC Soccer encourages everyone to register for a team and enjoy the beautiful game for the 2016-2017 season and beyond.

Adult leagues kicking off the first week in September:

 

 

 

Youth Inter-district Leagues (Leagues which play across multiple youth districts)

  • Vancouver – West Vancouver Interlock

 

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

The BC Soccer interior season runs during spring and into the beginning of summer. For more information on the interior season please visit www.bcsoccer.net 

 

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