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BC Soccer congratulates four more organizations for achieving Charter status

Faly Academy, Premier Soccer Academy, Supra Fitness and Sport and Cliff Avenue United join our growing list of Charter Organizations

July 17, 2020 - Vancouver BC

To achieve Charter Status, organizations are asked to complete a series of mandates in the governance, administration, and technical aspects of their operation, with the aim of providing best practices to their members.  In addition to realizing higher standards for players, coaches, referees and parents, BC Soccer offers Charter members additional support and recognition.

Among the Charter criteria, is mandatory criminal record checks for every single coach and team official, along with adherence to Canada Soccer’s Long-Term Player Development stages.  BC Soccer visits each club that opts into the program to help them plan and work toward achieving all the standards outlined.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, BC Soccer would like to officially recognize our newest Charter members:

Faly Academy

"As a For-Profit club, Faly Academy had few options to participate in the formal soccer 

system in its early years.  However, with all of the constitutional changes implemented over the last forty-eight months, we are very excited to become a Charter Club member of BC Soccer.  The Academy has always wanted to be part of organized soccer in the Province.  As always, we will strive to infuse our players with the passion to learn and compete with the best, while having fun and respecting both the game and the community."   Mark Marshall – Director

 

Premier Soccer Academy

“Premier Academy's long term vision is to professionally develop Canadian youth on and off the field.  We are excited to reach the next stage in this journey and are hopeful we can inspire youth in our community.   - Cognition - Competence – Character."  Coach Shawn Agnew - Owner & Director of Premier Soccer Academy

 

 

Supra Fitness & Sport

“Supra Soccer Academy is pleased to receive the BC Soccer Charter.  We look forward to working with BCSA to help develop the beautiful game in British Columbia.”  Justin Sidhu, Supra Soccer Academy Founder and Director 

 

Cliff Avenue United Football Club

"Cliff Avenue United FC is proud to achieve BC Soccer's Charter Status. For over 60 years our Club has been committed to providing the best experience for our players, coaches, parents and all our volunteers", said Guido Titotto CAUFC President. "We are excited to continue to work with BC Soccer in meeting and exceeding the high standards that comes with Charter Status." Kevin Julian CAUFC Technical Director

 

About BC Soccer Charter Program

BC Soccer’s Club Charter Program was rebranded in 2019 to the Charter Program to become inclusive for both members and associate members as well as being positioned under the newly introduced Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program.

The Charter is a free “opt-in” program based on three top line categories being, Technical, Governance, and Administration and enables these organizations to be recognized and receive support and added service from BC Soccer regardless of the organization's size and location within BC.

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 sports 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 an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.