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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BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  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.  

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 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’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, health and involved lifestyle