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More than 40 Soccer Clubs Have Opted into the BC Soccer Club Charter Program


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Vancouver BC, October 25, 2016 – BC Soccer is pleased to update the membership and wider soccer community that more than 40 affiliated soccer clubs from across the province have submitted their letter of intent to opt into BC Soccer's club charter club.

“We are very pleased to see that more than 40 soccer clubs having already submitted their letter of intent to opt into this program and we look forward to working with those clubs to help them meet all of the criteria outlined,” said Chris Cerroni, BC Soccer Director of Soccer Development. “We also want to encourage every club who hasn’t submitted opted in yet to join, or, if they have more questions about the program to reach out to BC Soccer via Paul Turner, BC Soccer Grassroots Officer.”

Over the next few months, BC Soccer will be working with all of the soccer clubs that have opted in to help assist them in meeting all of the outlined criteria.  Once the criteria have been met the clubs will be awarded status within the program at the Standard One level. Furthermore, BC Soccer has contacted all of the clubs that are not involved yet, to arrange a club visit and answer any questions the club may have about the program.

Standard One of the Club Charter Program has been purposely designed to be achievable by all BC Soccer members and their affiliate clubs, regardless of their size or location across the province.  The Program’s criteria is based on three top line categories being, Technical, Governance, and Administration. 

The Club Charter program is open to all BC Soccer full members and their affiliate soccer clubs.  It has been designed to enable these organizations to be recognized and, more importantly, receive support and added service from BC Soccer regardless of the club’s size and location within BC.

To submit a letter of intent please visit: https://clubcharter.bcsoccer.net/getinvolved  

To view the list of affiliated club who have opted into the program, please visit: https://clubcharter.bcsoccer.net/club-events

For more information on the criteria visit the BC Soccer Club Charter Standards page.

For any questions you may have about the Club Charter Program please contact Paul Turner, BC Soccer Grassroots Development Officer at paulturner@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. It is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants. Our mission is to develop the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. As a professional not-for-profit society, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for our 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.  We believe in the universal passion of our global game and the power it has to unite and motivate communities.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its member Youth Districts and 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 will promote the soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity