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The 2023 AGM Recap: Look back while we look ahead

The Annual General Meeting allows the association to look back with the members at the year that passed, while also looking at the years ahead. The 2023 BC Soccer's 2023 Annual General Meeting saw the re-election of Gayle Statton as the association President, the departure of two valued board members, the election of a new face, along comprehensive presentations on the association's financials, and strategic plan. 

"It was great to have all BC Soccer members together at this year's AGM. We have progressed well with the 2024 Strategic Plan and look forward to building the future in the coming year to support BC Soccer and soccer in BC. We look forward to what lies ahead for soccer in this province." - Jason Elligott, BC Soccer Executive Director. 

Supporting the AGM activity, the association was pleased to provide three insightful workshops and then capped the weekend off with a night to celebrate soccer with the 2023 Awards Banquet and Class of 2023 Hall of Fame induction ceremonies!  

2022-2023 BC Soccer Year In Review 

BC Soccer released its 2023 ‘Year in Review’ document and video that is now available to the public! These comprehensive resources provide a detailed look at everything that transpired over the past year, showcasing the remarkable moments, milestones, and achievements that have shaped the soccer landscape over the last year.

To review both the video and the document, please click here. 

BC Soccer Board Member Updates and Announcements 

The 2023 AGM brought about some changes on the Board of Directors with the results of the elections. It is with gratitude and respect that we bid farewell to two long-standing board members, Francisco Rubio and Don Moslin, who have dedicated their time, expertise, and passion to the betterment of soccer in British Columbia. Their contributions have left an indelible mark on the organization, and they will be deeply missed. 

In the election results, Gayle Statton secured re-election as President, Chris Appleby was acclaimed as Treasurer, John O'Flynn retained his position as Director at Large, and Mark Eckerle emerged as a newcomer to the Board, earning a Director at Large seat. These new and re-elected members will play important roles in supporting the association and soccer in British Columbia, and we are excited to have them as part of the BC Soccer family. 

"I am honoured to be re-elected as President of BC Soccer and look forward to working with our members, staff and board as we continually look to improve soccer in BC. Together, alongside a strong vision and strategic plan, we'll keep enjoying and progressing the game with a goal of positive soccer experiences for all." - Gayle Statton, BC Soccer President. 

2023 AGM: Workshops

Technical Leads Workshop

The first day of BC Soccer’s AGM weekend activity commenced with a workshop led by the Soccer Development Team. This presentation was delivered by Chris Cerroni, Director of Soccer Development, from the Association's Soccer Development Team.

For the full workshop recap, please click here. 

Women Professional Soccer Workshop

The second workshop during BC Soccer's AGM weekend featured two exceptional women, Diana Matheson, Co-Founder and CEO of Project 8 and Stephanie Labbé, General Manager of Vancouver Whitecaps Women both offering their distinct insights and visions for the future of soccer in British Columbia and Canada.

For the full workshop recap, please click here. 

Truth & Reconciliation Workshop

The third and final workshop commenced with a presentation by Tsnomot-Brad Baker, an Indigenous speaker deeply rooted in his heritage, who shared his perspectives on the intersection of sports and reconciliation.

For the full workshop recap, please click here. 

2026 FIFA World Cup Workshop

This workshop segment provided attendees with the opportunity to hear directly from the host City of Vancouver about its exciting plans for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Taunya Geelhoed, FIFA World Cup 2026 Manager for the City of Vancouver, and Doug Campbell, Secretariat Lead and Host City Manager, led this phase of the event.

For the full workshop recap, please click here. 

2023 BC Soccer Awards and Hall of Fame Induction  

The weekend capped off on November 4th evening with the annual BC Soccer Awards and Soccer Hall of Fame banquet.   

The Awards Program acknowledges and applauds the feats of soccer players, coaches, referees, admin, and volunteers from British Columbia who have left a lasting mark on the sport. 

For the 2023 BC Soccer awardees, please click here. 

The Soccer Hall of Fame in BC continues its tradition of honouring the best and brightest soccer enthusiasts throughout the province. Established in November 2019, the Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of British Columbia's soccer players, coaches, referees, builders, and organizations that have made a significant impact on the beautiful game.

For the 2023 Hall of Fame inductees, 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.