Kjeld Brodsgaard Re-Elected President and Carlos Grosso Elected 1st Vice President as BC Soccer Welcomes Three Newly Elected Board Members

Vancouver, BC, June 9, 2018 - The BC Soccer Annual General Meeting took place Saturday, June 9, 2018 and amongst the highlights was the re-election of Kjeld Brodsgaard as the BC Soccer President and Carlos Grosso as the newly elected First Vice President. Alongside the elections of Kjeld and Carlos, Chris Appleby and Rob Lennox were re-relected into the Vice President Finance and Vice President Youth respectively. Elected into Director postions were Debbie Pudek, Gayle Statton and Francisco Rubio, and Garry Sangha. Each of the new directors as well as the re-elected bring a wealth of soccer and sport specific experience ranging from playing and coaching to risk management and strategic thinking.

BC Soccer wishes to thank former First Vice President Aiman El-Ramly as well as long standing board members Don Dancey and Ed Kennedy for their contribution to BC Soccer and the beautiful game in British Columbia. Don Dancey and Ed Kennedy combined for more than 25 years of dedicated service to the BC Soccer Board of Directors and many more years within their local soccer communities. All three of these individuals have supported the association very well over their terms and BC Soccer sincerely thanks them for their individual and collective contributions while also wishing them the best in all of their future endeavors.

Newly Elected board member Debbie Pudek brings years of experience working with the Metro Women’s Soccer League, the Women’s World Cup, as well as she has prior experience working with BC Soccer on a number of various committees including the Women in Soccer Committee.

Gayle Statton also brings extensive experience to the board of directors having been the Club Vice-President and President of Coquitlam Metro Ford Soccer Club, District Chair of the Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association and as a BC Soccer Committee Member within the High Performance Soccer Development Committee.

Francisco Rubio comes to the BC Soccer Board from Kelowna where he was a Director with Central Okanagan Youth Soccer Association as well as a Director at Large and Treasurer with Kelowna United.

Garry Sangha was appointed to the BC Soccer Board of Directors midway through last year. His previous roles with the Central City Breakers Football Club, Surrey Metro Soccer Association, South District Girls Soccer Association, Metro Women’s Soccer League and the South Fraser District Association.

BC Soccer would like to thank all candidates as well as the entire Membership for their contributions during the BC Soccer Annual General Meeting.

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.