BC Soccer Appoints New Board of Director and Hires New Member Services Coordinator

Chuck Bennett Appointed as New Board of Director and Ryan McQuillan hired as Member Services Coordinator

Vancouver BC December 15, 2015 – BC Soccer has appointed Chuck Bennett as a new Board of Director and hired Ryan McQuillan as a new Member Services Coordinator. Chuck Bennett has been appointed, as per BC Soccer bylaws, for the remaining of Dino Anastopulos’ term as Dino has resigned. 

BC Soccer also welcomes Ryan McQuillan to their staff team as a Member Services Coordinator. Along with various membership support duties which will include registration and governance, Ryan will also provide assistance to BC Soccer’s Finance Department.

“We are really pleased to welcome Chuck Bennett onto the BC Soccer board and his experience both working in adult and youth soccer in the interior as well as his professional experience working in media makes him a very valuable asset to the BC Soccer,” said Roger Barnes, BC Soccer President.”

“It’s an honor to be appointed to the BC Soccer Board of Directors and I am excited to continue to work in this wonderful sport at the Provincial level, “said Chuck Bennett, BC Soccer Board of Director. “2015 was a really exciting year for soccer in British Columbia and I am really looking forward to working with everyone at BC Soccer to continue the excitement on through 2016,”

Chuck Bennett comes to the BC Soccer board with a wealth of media and soccer experience.  His work as the District Chair of Nelson Youth Soccer Association gives him a solid understanding of the local and provincial soccer environment as well as shows his dedication to the development of the game.  Chuck also has worked very closely with the media in the interior and his understanding of the media landscape across the province makes him an invaluable asset to the BC Soccer board and membership.  Along with the appointment of Chuck Bennett, BC Soccer would also like to welcome Ryan McQuillan as a new Member Services Coordinator.

“We are excited to welcome Ryan McQuillan to the BC Soccer Community Development team, “ said Lori D’Andrea, Director of Community Development.  “Ryan comes to BC Soccer with a substantial amount of soccer experience as he worked with both the Victoria Highlanders FC and most recently with Forest City SC of London, Ontario.”

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About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. Its vision is to pursue Canada’s foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence.

BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer will promote the integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.