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Join Our Team; Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Board of Directors

These are exciting times for the game in British Columbia requiring passion, leadership and oversight

June 14, 2019 - Vancouver BC

BC Soccer is now accepting candidate applications for its Board of Directors for terms commencing November 2019. Elections for these positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday November 2nd .

In 2019, the current terms of office of the First Vice-President, VP Adult and five at-large directors will be complete. Accordingly, elections will be held for these positions. In 2019-2021, BC Soccer is transitioning from two-year to three-year terms for directors, as laid out in the Bylaws. The 2019 board member elections will include the First Vice-President (two-year term), VP Adult (three-year term), three director positions for three-year terms and two director positions for two-year terms. (There may also be more positions to be filled if any current director in the middle of their term steps down or chooses to run for a different position on the Board).      

To allow members to properly evaluate all candidates, the membership has requested candidates to provide notice and their candidate information to BC Soccer before the AGM, so that information can be forwarded to the membership for their consideration.

The Nominations Committee encourages potential candidates who have the passion and commitment to work to improve soccer in BC to consider serving our sport on the Board of Directors of the Association. Candidates ideally need experience of soccer in BC and the skills and personal attributes outlined in the BC Soccer Board of Directors Information Package for Potential Candidates (available HERE). To address the need for effective representation on the Board of the different segments of our sport, qualified candidates from the Interior of British Columbia and women are especially encouraged to submit their names as candidates.

All prospective candidates for election to the Board of Directors are encouraged to attend the AGM weekend on November 1st to 3rd. An All Candidates Meeting will be held on the Friday night (November 1st) and the AGM itself will be held on Saturday November 2nd. Travel and hotel costs to attend these meetings will be covered for declared candidates living outside the Lower Mainland.

BC Soccer will regularly update the membership about which candidates have submitted applications by email and on the web-site. Information supplied to BC Soccer by September 4th will be distributed to the membership by September 10th. Any submissions received later than this will be forwarded to the membership and posted every two weeks until the AGM. (While not preferred, individuals may declare their candidacy from the floor at the Annual General Meeting).

Potential candidates can find more information and the application form in the following documents.

Directors’ Information Package

Candidate Form (Word): To be completed and signed by the Candidate

Note: The directors whose current terms end in November 2019 are Carlos Grosso (First VP), Rob Brown (VP Adult) and directors John Charlton, Ralph Luongo, Justus Mirembe, Don Moslin and Leanna Napolitano.

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 sports 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 an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.