Discipline

Note: scroll down to view the BC Soccer Sanction List and information on discipline workshops. 

Discipline Overview

Players, team officials, game officials and clubs, districts and leagues (and their appointees, volunteers and staff) have a duty and responsibility to conduct themselves appropriately while respecting the FIFA Laws of the Game, BC Soccer rules, regulations and policy and the rules of the clubs, districts and leagues.

BC Soccer Rule 10 - Discipline provides BC Soccer broad responsibility to ensure the proper conduct of all individuals involved in sanctioned soccer. 


Jurisdiction

BC Soccer

BC Soccer holds the jurisdiction for discipline over all of its member organizations. The main areas in which BC Soccer administers discipline directly are:

- BC Soccer Provincial Championships and Regional Qualifying Competitions
- Club/District/League Administrators and Executives
- Egregious Offenses
- Referee Abuse
- Matters that are referred to BC Soccer for any number of reasons.

Full Member Organization
(Youth Districts & Adult Leagues)

Full Member Organization of BC Soccer (Youth Districts and Adult Leagues) are empowered to handle any/all matters that relate to individuals and clubs that are registered within in them, unless specifically specified in BC Soccer’s Discipline Policy. For example, a player registered with a club under the jurisdiction of that Youth District. hat district or league that is ejected from a game, would be handled locally.

Exceptions to this are:
- if the person being brought to discipline is a District or league Administrator/Executive. This should be referred directly to BC Soccer.
- where the Youth Districts involved have given Jurisdiction to the Inter District League in which they participate.

Affiliated Soccer Clubs

Affiliated Soccer Club in general are empowered to handle any/all matters that are completely internal to the club itself. For example, teams and/or players that are not following the club Code of Conduct.

Exceptions to this would be if the person being brought to Discipline is a Club Administrator/Executive. This should be referred to their district to avoid any clear conflict of interest.

Youth Leagues

Youth Leagues have two main discipline functions.

1. To uphold discipline decisions imposed by the districts and by BC Soccer.

2. To administer discipline when the districts/clubs participating in the league have empowered them to do so.


Reference Documents

Below are links to BC Soccer Discipline Policy and Procedure document and Discipline Sanction Policy.

Discipline Policy and Procedures

Discipline Sanction Policy


BC Soccer Current Sanction List

In BC Soccer’s on-going effort to provide appropriate and relevant information to the membership and wider soccer community, based on Rule 10.k. (below), BC Soccer is providing the below list of organizations and adult individuals that have recently received a sanction from the BC Soccer Association.

Rule 10 - Discipline

k) BC Soccer and member organizations may publically post discipline decisions and sanctions imposed on organizations and adult Registrants or other adults under the jurisdiction of BC Soccer.  

Please note: the below list was published in March 2016 and only reflects those currently under a sanction (6 months or greater) with appropriate information associated to each.  This is not designed to be an exhaustive list of all historical sanctions, however does include sanctions applied by a member association within their local jurisdiction, as provided to BC Soccer.

For records of all sanctions applied by BC Soccer and member association / leagues, member discipline representatives have the abiltiy to log onto the BC Soccer Discipline System to search and view.  IMPORTANT NOTE: not all member associations / leagues currently use the BC Soccer Discipline System, therefore sanctions applied by those members will not be available via the system. 

If your member association / league wants to learn more about the BC Soccer Discipline Systemn and/or would like to start using, please contact: discipline@bcsoccer.net

Name Role Sanction Length & Dates Sanction Details & Notes
Darren MaCrae Coach 26 Months  (Feb. 20, 2016 to April 19, 2018 inclusive) Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity
Ed Fuchs Coach Indefinitely (Must request a hearing with BC Soccer)

Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity

Ray Innes Coach Indefinitely Suspended (Must request a hearing with BC Soccer)

Suspensed from All Soccer Related Activity

Jamie Booth Coach 10 Years (April 30, 2016 to April 30, 2026 inclusive)

Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity

David Kasper Club Executive

Sanction #1 - 3 Years (January 3, 2015 to January 3, 2018 inclusive)

Sanction #2 - 3 Years (January 3, 2018 to January 3, 2021 inclusive)

Sanction #1 - Suspended fromm All Soccer Related Activity

Sanction #2 - Under probation

Kuldip "Kelly" Singh Mahal    Coach

Indefinitely (Must request a hearing with BC Soccer)

Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity
Iain Andrews     Referee 6 Months (January 27, 2017 to July 27, 2017)

Not permitted to officiate female matches.

Pacific United Football Club Affiliated Soccer Club

2 Years (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2018 inclusive)

Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity
Pro Touch Academy  For Profit Academy (Associate Member)     
2 Years (Nov 24, 2016 to Nov 24, 2018 inclusive)
Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity
Mike Chernoff     Individual Indefinitely (Must request a hearing with BC Soccer) Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity
Ross Thompson President of Pacific United Football Club

Sanction #1 - 3 years (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2019 inclusive)

Sanction #2 - 7 years (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2023 inclusive)

Sanction #1 - Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity

Sanction #2 - Prohibited from holding any position as an administrative official

Brad Dhillon Vice President of Pacific United Football Club

Sanction #1 - 1 year (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2017 inclusive)

Sanction #2 - 3 years (Nov 1, 2016 - Nov 1, 2019 inclusive)

Sanction #1 - Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity

Sanction #2 - Prohibited from holding any position as an administrative official

Gurinder Badwal Director of Pacific United Football Club

Sanction #1 - 2 years (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2018 inclusive)

Sanction #2 - 5 years (Nov 1, 2016 - Nov 1, 2021 inclusive)

Sanction #1 - Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity

Sanction #2 - Prohibited from holding any position as an administrative official

Harman Sandhu Director of Pacific United Football Club 2 years (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2018 inclusive) Prohibited from holding any position as an administrative official
Jas Dhami Director of Pacific United Football Club  2 years (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2018 inclusive) Prohibited from holding any position as an administrative official
Kam Badwal Executive Director of Pacific United Football Club

Sanction #1 -  4 years (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2020 inclusive)

Sanction #2 - 5 years (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2021 inclusive)

Sanction #1 - Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity

Sanction #2 - Prohibited from holding any position as an administrative official

Kuldip Dhanda Director of Pacific United Football Club

Sanction #1 - 1 year (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2017 inclusive)

Sanction #2 - 3 years (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2019 inclusive)

Sanction #1 - Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity

Sanction #2 - Prohibited from holding any position as an administrative official

Manjit Gosal Director of Pacific United Football Club 2 years (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2018 inclusive) Prohibited from holding any position as an administrative official
Manjit Mann Director of Pacific United Football Club

Sanction #1 - 1 year (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2017 inclusive)

Sanction #2 - 3 years (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2019 inclusive)

Sanction #1 - Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity

Sanction #2 - Prohibited from holding any position as an administrative official

Pritesh Desai Director of Pacific United Football Club

Sanction #1 - 2 years (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2018 inclusive)

Sanction #2 - 5 years (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2021 inclusive)

Sanction #1 - Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity

Sanction #2 - Prohibited from holding any position as an administrative official

Raja Bains Director of Pacific United Football Club

2 years (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2018 inclusive)

Prohibited from holding any position as an administrative official
Manny Achadinha Coach   1 year (Nov. 4, 2016 to Nov. 4, 2017 inclusive) Suspended from All Soccer Related Activity
Harris Djelmo     Referee   

Sanction #1 - 18 Months (Nov 4, 2016 to May 5, 2018)

Sanction #2 - 36 Months (Nov 4, 2016 to Nov 5, 2019)

Sanction #1 - All Soccer Related Activity

Sanction #2 - Prohibited from refereeing or coaching Youth.

Brandon Mendonca     Referee 7 Months (Nov 23, 2016 to June 24, 2017) All Soccer Related Activity
Aneil Sanghera    Player 42 Months (Jan 23, 2017 to July 24, 2020) All Soccer Related Activity
Raovarderpal Grewal    Coach 15 Months (February 21, 2017 to May 22, 2018) All Soccer Related Activity

 


BC Soccer Discipline Procedure Workshops

BC Soccer introduced in January 2015 Discipline Procedure Workshops which are designed to introduce and educate discipline representatives across the province regarding BC Soccer’s Discipline Policies/Procedures and Sanction Guideline Policies. The overall aim of this initiative is to harmonize discipline procedures across BC, update participants on current good practices and to help ensure compliance with discipline policies.

The topics covered in these free workshops include: training on how to utilize the new BC Soccer Discipline documents; how to properly conduct a discipline hearing; How to appropriately sanction a player, officials and teams; and, when situations should be referred to BC Soccer.

In 2015 BC Soccer facilitated five workshops in various locations across BC.

BC Soccer is pleased with the response that we received from the participants within the workshop and should your member organization wish to host a BC Soccer Discipline Workshop, please contact:

Dan Turvill, BC Soccer Manager of Competitions and Discipline danturvill@bcsoccer.net