Thompson Okanagan FC and Vancouver Island Wave Achieve Standard 1 of the BC Soccer Club Charter Program

Vancouver BC – BC Soccer is proud to announce that Thompson Okanagan FC (TOFC) and Vancouver Island Wave (VI Wave) have achieved BC Soccer’s Club Charter Standard 1. Thompson Okanagan FC and Vancouver Island Wave achieved the standard 1 criteria outlined within BC Soccer's Club Charter Program which are based on three top line categories: Technical; Governance; and Administrative.

“Thompson Okanagan FC and Vancouver Island Wave, like many of the clubs in British Columbia have been working diligently to meet the criteria outlined by the BC Soccer Club Charter Program and we are very excited to be able to announce that TOFC and VI Wave have achieved standard 1,” said Kjeld Brodsgaard, BC Soccer President.”

Thompson Okanagan FC and Vancouver Island Wave both operate and play within the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League.

Many TOFC players have moved along the player pathway from clubs within the Central Okanagan Youth Soccer Association, North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association, as well as from Kamloops Youth Soccer Association, Merritt Youth Soccer Association, and South Okanagan Youth Soccer Association.  

The majority of Vancouver Island Wave players have moved along the pathway from clubs that make up the Upper Island Youth Soccer Association and the Lower Island Youth Soccer Association.

With teams in age divisions ranging from U13-U18 (boys and girls) Vancouver Island Wave and Thompson Okanagan FC players have moved on to play in the BC Soccer High Performance Provincial Program, for Canada Games teams, Whitecaps Residency programs, and within the Whitecaps FC in Partnership with BC Soccer Regional EXCEL Program (REX) as well as for Canadian and American Universities.   

“We were very pleased to work with BC Soccer on the Club Charter Program and are happy to be recognized for Technical, Governance and Administrative standards,” said Karen Hood-Deshon. “We look forward to more members in our community achieving the standard.”

Thompson Okanagan FC and Vancouver Island Wave continue to be leading organizations for developing youth soccer players within the Okanagan and Vancouver Island regions.

“Thompson Okanagan FC is proud to have been awarded BC Soccer's club charter, said Nick Rinaldi, Thompson Okanagan FC President.  The club has worked extremely hard in attaining and maintaining the highest standards on and off the field in an effort to provide a top-level environment for its players to develop in.

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