BC Soccer Completes 80 Percent of 2012-2015 Strategic Plan Objectives

Vancouver BC, March 14, 2016 – In 2012 BC Soccer announced the 2012-2015 Strategic Plan, it also published the 52 specific quantitative objectives which the association set to achieve the plan. The Strategic Plan and its specific quantified objectives, which has been a guiding light for the association over the last 3 fiscal years, were provided to the membership and made public as BC Soccer holds itself accountable for “doing what we said we would do”.  As the plan progressed, 2 objectives were broken into 4 therefore bringing the total of Quantified Objectives to 54.

In March 2016, BC Soccer will announce its new Strategic Plan covering 2016-2019. The final duty with the 2012-15 Plan is to report on which objectives were achieved, which are in progress and which were not successfully completed.

BC Soccer is pleased to report that by March 2016:

  • 39 of the 54 quantified outcomes for 2012-15 have been fully or substantially completed
  • 5 of the 54 are due to be completed later, or are not measurable, and
  • 10 of the 54 have not been achieved yet.

“While we have not met all of our objectives, our success rate is 80 percent – we have achieved a great deal”, said Roger Barnes, BC Soccer President. “This achievement reflects how our members and their members across BC have adopted our vision and goals and worked hard to improve the quality of soccer for all players. Particularly noteworthy are the objectives in the “Support of Membership” and Competitions pillars, in which every measurable objective we set to better serve our members and their players was met. Our most important goals help improve the quality of soccer played in British Columbia. We are pleased that there has been good progress on technical development support of our grassroots clubs across BC, on adoption of Long Term Player Development, on Coach Education and in BC’s representation on Canada’s national teams.” 

“Our 2016-2019 Strategic Plan builds on the achievements of the last four years, and strives to complete some of the outstanding objectives”, said Aiman El-Ramly, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. “Reflecting our members' needs, and the goals of Canada Soccer and the BC Provincial Government (ViaSport), the new Strategic Plan has a strong emphasis on strategies to “Grow the Game” and to lead technical development over the next five years”.

The 2012-2015 Final Strategic Plan Report lists of all 54 objectives and outcomes for 2012-15 across the six “Strategic Direction” pillars. Note: some wording is shortened for ease of review.  

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. It is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants. Our mission is to develop the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. As a professional not-for-profit society, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for our 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.  We believe in the universal passion of our global game and the power it has to unite and motivate communities. 

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its member Youth Districts and 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 will promote the soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.