Women in Soccer

Women in Soccer Overview

The BC Soccer Women in Soccer Committee oversees and guides the development of the game of soccer in British Columbia as it relates to females.

The Women in Soccer Committee is comprised of a minimum of 5 members, one of which is the Chair.  The Committee meets on a monthly/bi-monthly basis.


  • To oversee and guide the development of the game of soccer in British Columbia as it relates to females.
  • To increase the level of participation and leadership engagement of women in all areas including player, coach, referee, and leadership.
  • To advocate and recommend policies and initiatives to increase participation of females in all areas of soccer.



Female Grant Initiative Program

  • BC Soccer introduced a specialized grant program to member organizations that work to enhance female-specific programming within their organization. This initiative, brought forward by the Women in Soccer Committee aligns with BC Soccer’s strategic objective of increasing the percentage of female players, coaches, referees, and administrators in the sport, and is designed to help the BC Soccer membership retain, attract, and enhance female programming. Grant applications were open from April 1 – June 30, 2017, and the response was excellent.

Please check back for future Female grant opportunities, as well as ideas on what other events and programs organizations are planning. For more information on the BC Soccer Grants program, please visit: https://www.bcsoccer.net/grants-program


Cultural Diversity in Soccer

  • The BC Soccer Diversity Working Group's overall priority for 2015/16 was to focus on the cultural diversity within soccer in British Columbia. Falling within this overall priority the DWG outlined three strategic priorities: Cultural Collaboration, Aboriginal Partnerships, and Gender and Cultural best practices which will help aid other BC Soccer Committees in regards to cultural diversity.  To successfully complete their outline priorities and objectives the DWG reached out to various communities throughout the provincial soccer landscape which ultimately assisted BC Soccer in becoming as culturally inclusive as possible.



  • The Diversity Working Group’s 2013/2014 priority was to address the specific diversity issue of gender with a focus on Women in Soccer. Through that exploration BC Soccer released the Diversity Working Group's Women in Soccer -“A Conversation”, a summary of findings and recommendations from conversations with women and girls in the BC Soccer Community.
    The document was created to capture the voice of our membership and report on the DWG community engagement sessions, which took place across the province and asked key questions regarding the issues of diversity and women in soccer.
    Women in Soccer - A Conversation




For more information regarding the Women in Soccer Committee, please contact BC Soccer Development Coordinator, Aimee Kapil at aimeekapil@bcsoccer.net