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League1 BC and HALL Constructors announce Premier Partnership

Made-in-BC company with operations throughout the Province becomes the league’s first Premier Partner of League1 BC

June 6, 2022 – Vancouver BC

Founded in 2010, HALL Constructors, is a Langley based company that has already become a major player in civil and utilities construction, providing core capabilities in excavation and shoring, piling and foundations, roads and infrastructure, in addition to mechanical services plus aggregates and logistics.  With the HALL Group, League1 BC found a premier partner that will help the new league build a solid foundation from which to grow. 

Built around the three pillars of “Community”, “Opportunity” and “Standards-Based” environments, League1 BC could not have found a more ideal Premier partner than HALL. Just as League1 BC aspires to change the soccer landscape in our province, the HALL group’s numerous projects are literally changing the landscape in BC.

“League1 BC resonates to the core of who we are and what we do at HALL. Together we help empower our people to have the greatest opportunities today and for the future. We are excited about this partnership and we are very proud to be able to play our part in the foundation and the infrastructure that has been put in place for the development of talent in Soccer in British Columbia” Chad Tenney, Vice President, HALL Constructors.

Among the many synergies that make this new relationship exciting for a league comprised of young male and female participants, is HALL’s commitment to the safety and development of its own people, many of whom are active engaged with the sport. HALL’s workforce is diverse and represents communities throughout the province.

League1 BC General Manager Sian Bagshawe is excited to be working together with such an ideal partner ahead of this first season: “Every league aims to have a strong partner, but it’s always been a goal to find a group with integrity and common values that line up so perfectly with ours. HALL is a young BC company that is known for building projects, communities and people, which aligns fully with our vision of providing opportunities for future development in the game throughout the province.”

Among many benefits, the Premier partnership enables League1 BC to continue implementing programs and technologies designed to promote our athletes through valuable statistical analysis and exposure, in addition to supporting the league’s accessibility via the HOME TEAM Live coverage.   Having a fast growing built-in-BC company as a Premier Partner, demonstrates the League’s own future growth ambitions which include expanding its footprint into all regions of the province.

The HALL brand will be front and centre during every League1 BC broadcast, at each of the club venues, and through all L1BC communications platforms.  You’ll also see HALL’s heavy equipment at major projects around BC, including the new Broadway skytrain extension. On behalf of BC Soccer, League1 BC, and our member clubs, we thank President Bryan Hall and Vice-President Chad Tenney for believing in the vision and for investing in soccer.  We can now officially say it’s “HALL Together” for building League1 BC! 

Safe Sport Statement

BC Soccer believes that everyone involved in soccer has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in. The welfare of everyone involved in soccer is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.

About League1 BC

League1 BC is an adult open age Pro-Am Soccer League operated by BC Soccer. Established in 2021, the league is intended to bridge the gap between youth and professional soccer, targeting the “Training to Compete” stage within Long-term Player Development (LTPD). The League will engage communities across British Columbia providing standard-based competition and training environments for female and male players, coaches, and match officials. League1 BC serves as a key platform of development into further opportunities within the game.

About BC Soccer

Established in 1904, 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, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. 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.