President Roger Barnes re-elected for 2 year term at the BC Soccer AGM (Election recap)

Vancouver, BC:  The BC Soccer Annual General Meeting took place Saturday June 14, 2014 and amongst the highlights was the re-election of Roger Barnes (Vancouver) as President for another 2 year term.  Chris Appleby (North Vancouver) and Rob Lennox (North Vancouver) were also re-elected on 2 year terms in the positions of VP Finance and VP Youth respectively.

BC Soccer is also pleased to welcome two new Board Members. Carlos Grosso (Vancouver) and Dino Anastopulos (Vancouver) who were elected by the membership to the BC Soccer board as Directors on 2 year terms. In addition, Don Dancey (Surrey) and Ed Kennedy (Langley) was also re-elected by the membership on 2 year terms.

Updated details of all of the 2014-15 BC Soccer Board members can be found here.

Former BC Soccer President and now Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) Board of Director, Charlie Cuzzetto was one of the special guests at the AGM and addressed the membership on behalf of the CSA.  In addition Rita Rogers, Venue General Manager Vancouver for FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 addressed the membership and informed them of the progress that has been made as they work toward hosting the world cup in 2015.  

Sunday's schedule includes a number of membership meetings including a Youth member forum, Adult member leagues forum and a combined Youth and Adult forum. The discussion at each of the meetings are always insightful and hugely valuable and help to further shape the direction of priorities of the association within the strategic plan.

“The AGM weekend is a great opportunity for the Board, staff and membership to come together to appreciate what we have collectively delivered in the previous year, discuss the challenges we face and look at the many opportunities that we can take advantage of as we look to grow and develop the game of soccer in BC”, said Roger Barnes, President of BC Soccer. “I am pleased with the very positive feedback we received from members on the progress we are making, the support we are providing them with and how we can continue to adapt to their needs in a very dynamic soccer environment”.

Michael Bradley (Victoria) and Chris Costley (Surrey) were recognized by Roger Barnes who specifically acknowledged the dedication and commitment shown by them in their roles as Board Members in recent years and who are not part of the new Board for 2014-15.

BC Soccer also presented on June 14, 2015, at the BC Soccer Awards Luncheon, a number of awards to very deserving individuals throughout the province.   Werner Winsemann received the prestigious Life Membership Award as an individual who has dedicated his time and passion to the sport of soccer specifically in refereeing.  BC Soccer and its membership were proud to acknowledge him in front of many of his peers for his endless contributions to the game of soccer in BC.  For more information on the other BC Soccer Award recipients, see here.   

For information on the Bylaw, Constitution, Rules and Regulations Update, see here

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play.

Its vision is to pursue Canada's foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence. BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate 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 integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.

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