BC Soccer announces new additions to its staff team

BC Soccer adds new staff

December 5, 2018 Vancouver BC – BC Soccer is excited to announce and inform the membership and wider soccer community of four new staff members who are joining the association’s staff team to support its operations.

We are thrilled to welcome these four new staff members, each bringing with them unique skill sets and experience to support their specific roles within the association,” said Jason Elligott, Executive Director, BC Soccer. “With these new additions to the team, I’m looking forward to the future, building on the programs, activities, and services we provide to the membership and soccer community in BC.” 

Peter Schaad joins BC Soccer as the new Marketing and Communications Officer. Peter is a lifelong soccer-crazed British Columbian who came through BC Soccer’s programming for players, referees and coaches. A career broadcaster, the South Delta resident is thrilled to be entering the marketing and communications role with the same association that inspired him to learn the game. “It feels like I’m coming full circle with BC Soccer, at a time when the game is about to explode in our province and country.  There are so many great stories to tell,” said Peter Schaad. Peter started with the association on December 4, 2018.

Igor Cvetkovski joined BC Soccer as the part-time Referee Assignor and Development Coordinator in mid-November 2018. Originally from Macedonia, Igor has touched virtually every aspect of officiating in our province and will continue to influence referee development through his assigning and grassroots responsibilities. Igor has also been the BCSPL Referee Manager for the last four years, a role he will continue to hold. “I’m thrilled to be able to continue sharing my love and understanding of the profession to referees from the grassroots to the highest possible levels,” said Igor Cvetkovski.

Alfonso Munoz who joins BC Soccer in the role of Soccer Development Officer in early January 2019, comes to the association after two years managing the local Barca Academy. The Venezuelan is looking forward to driving more soccer related festivals and workshops, while also supporting BC Soccer grants program and key coaching and development initiatives. “BC is such a hotbed for the game and there’s a real appetite for more events and programs in virtually every corner of the province and I am excited to be joining the association in this role,” said Alfonso Munoz.

Connor Smith, having relocated to BC from Ontario, is excited about joining an already top-notch coaching development team.  The UBC graduate has an extensive background in both sports administration and the non-profit sector and will work closely with Rob Csabai, Manager of Coaching Development to facilitate the coaching course officers and initiatives across the province. “I’m really excited about joining Rob’s team, especially at a time when there are so many quality people committed to coaching the game here in BC,” said Connor Smith. Connor started with the association on December 3, 2018.

BC Soccer would also like to recognize and thank Peter Lonergan for his five years of service to the association in the role of Marketing & Communications Officer, along with Aimee Kapil for her three years of service as the Coaching Development Administrator.

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.