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Supporting the “BMO Girls Play BC!” Initiative - Host Applications!

BC Soccer is seeking clubs who are interested in supporting the “BMO Girls Play BC!” initiative to improve gender equity and empowerment in sport by engaging girls through playing and coaching opportunities. 

The “BMO Girls Play BC!” includes the delivery of a Fundamentals coaching course and an organized festival format. This is designed to maximize the experience for women and girls to play, learn about coaching, and be mentored by other women coaches and facilitators. The two main aspects of the program are to develop young female coaches from ages 16 to 18 and to engage female players from ages 7 to 8.   

Players can participate for FREE in a festival, while coaches will get the opportunity to get FULLY TRAINED FOR FREE in Fundamentals, with the on-field components delivered at the event.  

Host Clubs will be provided with a grant to cover some of the hosting costs. The Club is responsible for providing the infrastructure and the registration of players and coaches. BC Soccer will assign Learning Facilitators to conduct the course and support the program's facilitation. 

Interested in hosting?  

Clubs interested in participating in the “BMO Girls Play BC!”, must complete the online form (link below). BC Soccer will review applications and reach out to the selected clubs. All applications may be considered for future events, as this program will be an ongoing initiative from the BMO and BC Soccer partnership.  

Please click here to complete the BMO Girls Play BC! Host Application Form

For additional information or further questions, please contact Lucas Castro, Club Engagement Coordinator.

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.