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Wishing the best to everyone involved in the 2022 BCSPL kick-off weekend

Following two years of disruption, BC’s standards-based youth development league is back with games this weekend in communities around the province.

February 25th, 2022 – Vancouver BC

12 rounds of action for both boys and girls commence this weekend (weather cooperating of course) as the BC Soccer Premier League returns to action for players aged U13-U18.  

In the U13 age group, 12 clubs are now represented, following the recent expansion by TSS, Vancouver United FC, North Vancouver FC and Langley United, in addition to Surrey FC in September 2020.   The league is excited to welcome Nanaimo United next year at this age group having achieved Canada Soccer’s National Youth Club Licensing requirements. New clubs entering the league will continue adding male and female teams at U13, while the previous teams graduate to U14 competition and so on, until they are represented at all age levels.

The last couple years have been challenging for all, and BC Soccer was pleased to apply for, and obtain, a targeted government grant to support province-wide leagues. The grant funding has allowed BC Soccer to waive the BCSPL Club/Team fees for the Fall 2021 and the upcoming Spring for 2022. This was in addition to the wider refunds BC Soccer provided to the members over the last couple years to try and help with our collective focus on business resumption as we move through the pandemic.

The Association is thrilled that we are seeing full competition at this level again and hope everyone associated with the league will work hard to create positive soccer experiences for its participants. 

For full information on the BC Soccer Premier League, you can find the complete overview HERE, and for the schedule of match play visit the BCSPL Website HERE

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.

About the BC Soccer Premier League

The BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) is a standards-based development environment for girls and boys aged U13 to U18 and is positioned as the highest level of youth development community soccer within BC. Its purpose is to bring together identified players from the BC Soccer membership in training and game environments that support overall development, as well as providing further opportunities for player identification into higher levels of play including, Provincial Programming, University, League 1 BC, Professional, and National teams programming and progressing into adult community soccer

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.