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Celebrating and Recognizing International Women’s Day

BC Soccer invites everyone to join in on the celebration of Women who have left a mark on the ‘Beautiful Game’. As International Women's Day commences, today, March 8th, BC Soccer proudly joins in on the celebration by shining a light on Women in sport throughout March. This year, BC Soccer is sharing some exciting news regarding exceptional individuals who have left a mark on the soccer community.

In an announcement with Canada Soccer, BC Soccer Life Member Leeta Sokalski will be honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame. Leeta makes history as being one of the first individuals to ever be honoured in the ‘Builders Category’. Leeta’s remarkable achievements will be celebrated during Canada Soccer's Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 4th, 2024.

Leeta was President of BC Soccer from 1987 to 1990 and she was part of the task force that led the merger of the BC Soccer Association and the BC Youth Soccer Association. Leeta served as treasurer for BC Soccer from 1990 to 1998, a Board Member from 1999 to 2000, and a Vice-President from 2000 to 2001 and from 2001 to 2002. Leeta also served on Canada Soccer’s Board of Directors from 2003 to 2004 and 2005 to 2006. The BC Soccer Women’s Provincial Cup was named after Leeta Sokalski and she often attends Adult Cup draws and finals!

BC Soccer celebrates Leeta Sokalski and all the incredible women who dedicate time and effort to support soccer in British Columbia. Over March, we will continue to highlight Women in sports celebrating International Women’s Day and month.

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.