BC Soccer 2016 Club Charter Update

50% of clubs have submitted their letter of intent as BC Soccer continues to work with all clubs to reach Standard 1

Vancouver BC, December 12, 2016 – BC Soccer is pleased to update the membership and wider soccer community that more than 50 and over 50% of affiliated soccer clubs from across the province have submitted their letter of intent to opt into BC Soccer's club charter program. BC Soccer will also be continuing to work with each and every club to reach Standard 1. Throughout the process BC Soccer is learning which areas many clubs need support including: Coach Education, Risk Management and LTPD compliance.

“We are very pleased to see so many clubs have already submitted their letter of intent to opt into this program and as we continue to work with these clubs, we’re realizing exactly where clubs need support to reach the standards outlined,” said Chris Cerroni, BC Soccer Director of Soccer Development. “We also want to encourage every club who hasn’t submitted a letter of intent to opt in or, if they have more questions about the program to reach out to BC Soccer via Paul Turner, BC Soccer Grassroots Officer.”

Standard One of the Club Charter Program was purposely designed to be achievable by all BC Soccer members and their affiliate clubs, regardless of their size or location across the province and BC Soccer hopes to announce the first Standard 1 club in the coming months. The Program’s criteria is based on three top line categories being, Technical, Governance, and Administration. 

The Club Charter program is open to all BC Soccer full members and their affiliate soccer clubs.  It has been designed to enable these organizations to be recognized and, more importantly, receive support and added service from BC Soccer regardless of the club’s size and location within BC.

To submit a letter of intent please visit:  

To view the list of affiliated club who have opted into the program, please visit:

For more information on the criteria visit the BC Soccer Club Charter Standards page.

For any questions you may have about the Club Charter Program please contact Paul Turner, BC Soccer Grassroots Development Officer at

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 sport 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 active, health and involved lifestyle.