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November 24th, 2023

Jason Elligott departs BC Soccer for leadership role in wider BC Sport Sector

BC Soccer announces the departure of long-time staff member and current Executive Director, Jason Elligott who has accepted a leadership role that supports the wider BC Sport Sector.

“On behalf of the BC Soccer Board, staff, members and soccer community, I want to thank Jason for his years of unwavering and excellent service to the association,” said Gayle Statton, BC Soccer President.

“I have enjoyed my twenty-year run as a staff member of BC Soccer. My decision to resign was not taken lightly as I enjoy working with the staff team and being involved in the sport I grew up playing and still love. However, I always knew there would come a point when I would move on; I just didn’t know when. I want to express my thanks to the current and past BC Soccer Board of Directors for giving me the opportunity to lead the association in the capacity of Executive Director. A huge thank you to the current and past staff teams I have had the pleasure of working with, and of course a big thanks to the members and stakeholders across the province. It has been an honour and privilege to serve the soccer community in BC and work with everyone on matters of governance, program development, reform, and operational improvements. I wish the association nothing but success moving forward!” said Jason Elligott.

Elligott will remain with the association until early January to support the transition before moving to ViaSport as their new Chief Operating Officer.

More information will be shared with the members, and posted publicly, as the Board plans its next steps for recruitment.

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.