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December 15th, 2023

BC Soccer proudly recognizes eight clubs that have achieved Club Licensing

BC Soccer joins Canada Soccer in announcing eight (8) BC-based Clubs achieving a designation in line with Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program.

These organizations have worked diligently to achieve the designation and provide participants with a safe and welcoming environment. We applaud the efforts of the following organizations:

Quality Soccer Provider

Columbia Valley Youth Soccer Association

Cowichan Valley Soccer Association

Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association

Prince George Youth Soccer Association

Rutland Youth Soccer Association 

Tzeachten Football Club 

 

Member Association Level 1

Kootenay East Soccer Association

National Youth Club License

Abbotsford Soccer Association

Starting in 2023, the Quality Soccer Provider designation is a requirement of membership to ensure that all member organization clubs meet the standards required to fulfill the requirements of Canada Soccer’s Safe Sports Roster which was unanimously adopted at the 2019 Canada Soccer Annual Meeting of the Members.

“We are very pleased to announce another group of Clubs who have met the Standards for Quality Soccer as well as those who have achieved a higher recognition category. These organizations are committing to providing safe, fun, accessible inclusive, and developmentally appropriate programming, which are the principles that underpin the Canada Soccer National Youth Club Licensing Program,” said Canada Soccer’s Director of Development, Dave Nutt. “Canada Soccer would like to thank our Member Associations for their support in implementing the Club Licensing Program as well as the Clubs for their hard work in raising the standards of soccer in Canada.” 

For the full announcement, please click here. 

BC Soccer Association

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.