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Nominations OPEN for Soccer Hall of Fame 2021 Inductions

August 1st deadline for nominations, with forms available through Soccer Hall of Fame of BC Website. 

June 25th 2021 - Vancouver BC 

The Soccer Hall of Fame of British Columbia was founded in 2019, populated by an initial class of 96 individuals, who were previously inducted into Canada Soccer’s National Hall of Fame.  Last year, the BC Hall was populated by 15 new entrants for the first time, with Suzanne Muir installed this year by virtue of her induction into Canada Soccer’s Hall of Fame.   Now, the process of nominating and selecting the Province’s 2021 class has begun.

Members of the Soccer Hall of Fame of BC are categorized into six classifications: Players, Coaches, Referees, Builders, Teams of Distinction and Organizations of Distinction.

All inductees must be British Columbians who:

  • Have excelled in soccer,
  • Have brought great credit to the sport, and
  • Are respected by the soccer community in BC.

Their achievements must be noteworthy on a “best in class” basis.

  • Players must have played the game with excellence at the professional, youth or adult amateur level for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Builders, Coaches and Referees must have served soccer with distinction over an extended period for a minimum of 10 years in their role.
  • The Teams of Distinction award recognises soccer teams that accomplish significant feats in our sport at the international, national or provincial level. The teams can be a British Columbian club or provincial team, or a Canadian national team that includes at least one-third British Columbian players.
  • The Organizations of Distinction award recognises British Columbian soccer clubs and organisations that have made a positive impact on the game at the national, provincial or community level for a minimum of 50 years.

For the purposes of the SHFBC, an individual is considered a British Columbian if they have been born in BC, been raised in BC or have become a permanent full-time resident of BC AND have been a participant in the soccer community in the province for at least five years, as a youth and/or adult. Those moving to BC must have been a full-time BC resident during at least some of the time of their achievements for which their award is bestowed.

The Selection Panel of the Soccer Hall of Fame of BC will accept nominations at any time of the year from any person or organization completing the on-line nominations form. Nominations will be evaluated following the annual deadline of August 1st.

 

About the Soccer Hall of Fame of British Columbia

Founded in 2019, the Soccer Hall of Fame of BC recognizes excellence within the province’s soccer community.  The original 96 inductees are members of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame, and divided into 6 categories; Players, Coaches, Referees, Builders, Teams of Distinction, and Organizations of Distinction.  The Selection Panel will accept nominations annually for recognition during BC Soccer’s Annual General Meeting.  Inductees are featured in the HOF portion of heritage.bcsoccer.net until a desired physical Hall of Fame is established.  

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.

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.