Staff & Board / Contact Us

BC Soccer Association: 250-3410 Lougheed Highway, Vancouver, BC, V5M 2A4
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday (8:30AM to 4:30PM PST)

General Inquiries: Telephone: 604.299.6401 - Fax: 604.299.9610 - Email:

The operation of BC Soccer is aportioned into three areas:

Soccer Development is responsible for the oversight of all soccer development related activities and initiatives including player, coach, and referee education, initiatives and development, along with BCSPL club development.

Member Services is responsible for all member service related activities, including governance, risk management, competitions, member/community relations, and club licensing.

Finance & Communications is responsible for all communications, marketing, financial and office related activities.

If your question is regarding any of these areas, please click on the appropriate staff contacts link below to view a listing of staff members who support these areas and their contact information.

The BC Soccer Board of Directors are elected volunteers from across BC providing strategic direction for BC Soccer. Some directors also chair and/or active members of various BC Soccer committees.  Please click on the Board of Directors link below to view the directors, their contacts and the geographical region they are assigned to.  For more information on BC Soccer’s committees, please click here.

President and Executive Director

Gayle Statton, President
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Chair of the board of directors, responsible for oversight of the association and supervises the board of directors in the execution of their duties and the Executive Director in the execution of his duties.

Jason Elligott, Executive Director

Senior staff member, responsible for operational oversight of the association and directly supervises the staff directors in the execution of thier duties.


Please view the information below on who best to contact to ensure your inquiry is handled by the most appropriate person.

Member Services Staff Contacts

Gabriel Assis, Director of Operations, Ext. 2352

Responsible for the oversight of all member services and the associated staff team, and Risk Management & Criminal Record Checks

Soleil Heaney, Manager of Member Services, Ext. 2353

Nicole Laird, Manager of Member Services (Maternity Leave), Ext. 2353

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Membership and governance related activity and oversight
- Member Compliance
- New Membership Applications, including Associate Members 
- Rules and Regulations

Ryan McQuillan, Member Services & Competitions Officer, Ext. 2355

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- BC Soccer Competitions, including regional play-downs and championships at a Provincial and National level
- Player Registration
- Member Inquiries
- Insurance

Alfonso Munoz, Member Services & Club Licensing Officer, Ext. 2358

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Province wide development initiatives, including Club Licensing, Grants Program, and Workshops
- Support delivery of coach education
- Support the delivery of provincial requirements associated with the BC Summer Games
- Scholarship and Awards

Farideh Zarei, Member Services Coordinator

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Member form submissions
- Risk management, including criminal record checks
- Player registration
- General member inquiries

Jessy Bassi, Judicial Case Manager

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Judicial, including Discipline, Appeals and Protests 

Soccer Development Staff Contacts

Chris Cerroni, Director of Soccer Development, Ext. 2359

Responsible for the oversight of all soccer development initiatives and the Soccer Development staff team

Rob Csabai, Manager of Coaching Development, Ext. 6347

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Coaching Development, including curriculum development, administering and delivery of coaching courses, diploma workshops and coach mentorship programs
- Training of regional course Facilitators supporting all environments

Kyla Di Perna, Referee Programs Manager

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Referee Development Programming and Programs including Instructor/Assessor Development and referee specific activity.

Connor Smith, Soccer Development Coorinator, Ext. 2362

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to the administration for all referee and coaching educational course and clinic offerings, including but not limited to:
- Coaching Course requests/offerings, including, Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train, Soccer for Life, C License, including NCCP / CSA Reporting
- Online coach database
- Referee Clinic requests/offerings, including Small Sided, Entry Level, Refresher Clinics, Provincial Upgrades
- Annual Referee Registration and CRC

Luca Dalla Pace, Soccer Development Officer, Ext. 2351

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Player Development Programming
- BC Soccer Provincial Program (Primary)
- BC Soccer Premier League (Secondary)

Mike Salmon, Soccer Development Officer, Ext. 2367

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Player Development Programming, guidelines and curriculum (all ages)
- BC Soccer Premier League (Primary)
- BC Soccer Provincial Program (Secondary)

Finance & Communications Staff Contact

Stephen Wurz, Director of Finance, Ext. 1412

Responsible for all aspects of day to day financial operations of BC Soccer and manages financial forecasting, reporting and budgeting

Vedrana Bikaljevic, Finance Assistant, Ext. 2357

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Accounts receivable and accounts payable

Peter Schaad, Marketing and Communications Officer, Ext. 2354

Appropriate contact for inquiries related to:
- Marketing
- Branding
- Newsletters
- Website
- Social Media
- Media Relations
- Press Releases
- Member and wider soccer community communications


Board of Directors

Board Liaison Program
BC Soccer’s is committed to operating in a collaborative manner with its membership. To support this, BC Soccer established the Board Liaison Program which is designed to install one or two BC Soccer board of directors per regional area as points of contact for member organizations to more effectively communicate what BC Soccer is working towards whilst providing an additional way for members to provide feedback to BC Soccer. CLICK HERE for more information on the BC Soccer Board Liaison Program.

Gayle Statton, President                    
Liaison: BC
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Carlos Grosso, First Vice President
Liaison: BC
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Chris Appleby, Vice President Finance
South Fraser
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Deb Pudek, Vice President Youth
Northern, Thompson Okanagan, Cariboo and Kootenays
debpudek (at)

Ralph Luongo, Vice President Adult
Liaison: All Adult Leagues (full and associate members)
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John Charlton, Director
Fraser Valley & North Shore
johncharlton (at)

Don Dancey, Director
Vancouver & Richmond
dondancey (at)

Landon Ling, Director  
South Fraser
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Peter Lonergan, Director
Vancouver & Richmond
peterlonergan (at)

Don Moslin, Director
Lower and Upper Vancouver Island
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John O'Flynn, Director
Burnaby & North Fraser
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Francisco Rubio, Director
Northern, Thompson Okanagan, Cariboo and Kootenays
franciscorubio (at)

Fraser Sim, Director
Lower and Upper Vancouver Island
frasersim (at)

Tamara Van den Brink, Director
Fraser Valley & North Shore
tamaravandenbrink (at)

About BC Soccer

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.