Gorge Soccer Association and Surrey United Soccer Club Achieve Standard 1 of the BC Soccer Club Charter Program

Vancouver BC, January 11 2017 – BC Soccer is pleased to announce that two more clubs, Surrey Unite FC and Gorge Soccer Association, have achieved standard 1 of the BC Soccer Club Charter Program. The program is based on meeting Administrative, Technical, and Governance criteria. The criteria and the program were created to help assure players, parents, coaches, and administrators that their club is operating and meeting a set of on and off-field standards.  

“It is wonderful to be announcing two new clubs to the club charter program and I know that both Gorge Association and Surrey United have worked incredible hard to meet all of the criteria outlined,” said Kjeld Brodsgaard BC Soccer President.

Surrey United SC was founded in 1968 and operates as a cradle to grave club out of Cloverdale Athletic Park in Surrey British Columbia. Surrey United SC has more than 2300 players across all teams and divisions including their teams within the BC Soccer Premier League.

"Surrey United is very pleased to have been granted BC Soccer’s Club Charter Standard One status. It has been an onerous process and one that has really helped us reach newer heights in the technical, administration and governance of our club and programs," said Tom Duncan, SUSC president. "Special thanks goes to our task sub-group who worked diligently on the application; Jeff Clarke (technical director), Nick Perugini (assistant technical director) club treasurer Dave McKague, and club secretary Lisa Finkle. We would also like to thank the great coaches and volunteers of our club who have adopted the Charter standards and been incredibly cooperative in doing their part where needed. We are excited about the future stages of the process and improvement of the club system and sport in general." 

With over 60 years of providing community soccer, the Gorge Soccer Association has grown from one team to over ninety youth and adult teams. Gorge Soccer Association supports both male and female soccer with teams and programs for U4 to over 60.  Within that sixty years Gorge has had some great success on & off the field.

“We were very pleased to work with BC Soccer on the Club Charter Program. Gorge is happy and proud to be recognized for meeting the standards that provides existing and potential members confidence that the programs and services that Gorge provides follows a structured framework and all-around good practices in club development, governance, administration and services,” said Gorge Soccer Association President Brad Hlasny. “Achieving this standard is a testament to the dedication and work of our board, staff, technical team, coaches, managers and all of our volunteers”

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Canada Soccer Club License Program & BC Soccer Club Charter Program

Canada Soccer has confirmed to BC Soccer that BC Soccer Club Charter Standard 1 clubs will be positioning accordingly within the new Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program once released. Thus, Canada Soccer wants all BC clubs to become BC Soccer Club Charter Standard 1 club and BC Soccer looks forward to continuing to work with all clubs to achieve the BC Soccer Club Charter 1.  

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