2019 BC Soccer Annual General Meeting Update

Olympic bronze medalist, Melissa Tancredi elected to the BC Soccer Board of Directors

November 2, 2019 - Surrey, BC

The BC Soccer Annual General Meeting took place Saturday, November 2, 2019 and amongst the highlights was the re-election of Carlos Grosso as First Vice President and Ralph Luongo as the newly elected Vice President, Adult. Alongside the elections of Carlos and Ralph, Don Moslin and John Charlton were re-elected as Directors for three-year terms. After a year off, Don Dancey rejoins the board on a three-year term with Leanna Napolitano being re-elected on a two-year term.

Newly elected into a two-year Director position, Melissa Tancredi joins the BC Soccer Board of Directors. Tancredi, a former member of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National team for over 13 years, and native to Ontario, Tancredi brings a wealth of knowledge and fresh perspective to BC to champion development and female leadership for soccer in our province.

Retiring from the Board of Directors, BC Soccer wishes to thank former Vice President, Adult, Rob Brown for his long-standing service as a BC Soccer board member. Over the years Rob has worked hard to improve the adult game while supporting youth development and championing the growth of soccer in BC overall. BC Soccer President Kjeld Brodsgaard stated, “On behalf of the association and the soccer community in BC, I thank Rob for his contributions and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.” Brodsgaard expressed his thanks to ongoing Director, Justus Mirembe, for his contributions to BC Soccer during his time on the board.

2019 AGM - Bylaw, Rules and Regulations Updates

The BC Soccer Annual General Meeting also saw the membership consider several important amendments to the association’s Bylaws and Rules/Regulations.

To ensure all members are aware of the approved and defeated amendments, BC Soccer is pleased to provide its members and the soccer community with the updated ‘Amendments for Consideration’ document which identifies whether the item was carried or defeated. The change took effect at the close of the meeting.

BC Soccer is currently working to update the Bylaws and Rules/Regulations documents to reflect the amendments with the aim of having them posted in the coming days.

BC Soccer thanks all candidates as well as the entire Membership for their contributions during the BC Soccer Annual General Meeting.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, 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.  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.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators, and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.