BC Soccer Announces Exciting Changes to Community Staff Roles

BC Soccer Supports staff development

April 27, 2018 Vancouver BC – BC Soccer is pleased to advise the membership and wider soccer community of some adjustments in staff focus within the Community Development Department. Nicole Laird has been elevated from the Member Services Administrator role to the Governance and Discipline Coordinator role while Ryan McQuillan has shifted from the role of Member Services Coordinator to the Competitions and Member Services Coordinator.

“Ryan and Nicole have both been integral parts of the BC Soccer staff for a few years now and it is a pleasure to be able to shift their individual focus which will help them continue to develop as professionals within the sport industry,” said Lori D’Andrea BC Soccer Director of Community Development.

With the departure of long time staff member and the Manager of Competitions and Discipline for BC Soccer, Dan Turvill, along with Susan Regan who also has moved on from her role as the Competitions & Discipline Administrator, BC Soccer was able to recognize staff while also making adjustments to current staff titles to better reflect roles. Along with the changes to the Competitions and Discipline roles, to better reflect areas focus, Lynda Mulder’s title has been amended to Referee Program Coordinator.

 “On behalf of BC Soccer, the membership and wider soccer community, I want to thank Dan Turvill for his 9+ years of service to BC Soccer and support him as in his new role outside of the association,” said Jason Elligott BC Soccer Executive Director. “Over the years Dan has worked incredibly hard to improve the BC Soccer Provincial Championships year over year and he was also an integral part in creating a smoother and more effective discipline process.  It is always challenging to replace a long-time staff member who has provided such great service to BC Soccer, so no doubt Dan will be missed; however, we are excited to be able to carry on with the internal culture of working with and supporting our staff as they evolve and grow with the association.”

The staff changes take immediate effect and we thank the membership and wider community for all the work they do to support soccer in our province.

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.