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Governance and Structural Review of the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League


BC Soccer is looking for your feedback!

Vancouver BC, May 22, 2015 – The EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) is a very important component within BC in the high performance stream of the Canada Player Pathway.  To complement the two year EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League Technical Review which was completed and released in 2014 (click here to view), the BC Soccer board commissioned an external third party sport and soccer specific consultant (Capitis Consulting) to review the governance and structure of the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League.

“Player development is an important focus of BC Soccer and we believe that having a third party conduct a BCSPL Governance and Structure Review along with member feedback will help us achieve an optimal governance and structural model for the league; which, in turn will create the best possible environment for player development,” said Roger Barnes, BC Soccer President.  “We are circulating this external report to be open, transparent and prompt member feedback to help us develop programs going forward. BC Soccer will only decide how to proceed after hearing feedback gathered from all of the stakeholders.”

The report is based on extensive research on the high performance league and comparisons to Ontario’s equivalent league, the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL).  The recommendations within the report are currently being reviewed and considered by the BC Soccer board of directors.  BC Soccer has not taken a position on the report, analysis or recommendations yet and may agree or disagree with aspects of it.  The board will only decide how to proceed after reviewing the comments and feedback that BC Soccer is in the process of gathering.

BC Soccer is now seeking feedback and input on the recommendations made within the report, titled “A Governance & Structural Review of BC Soccer Premier League” which you can view HERE.  

All feedback is to be submitted to BC Soccer by June, 11 2015 and will be gathered to help assist the BC Soccer board on its review and decisions regarding the recommendations.  To submit your feedback by June 11, 2015 please email: BCSPLfeedback@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. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. Its vision is to pursue Canada’s foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence.

BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate 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 integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.