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BC Soccer congratulates Surrey FC on earning Canada Soccer's National Youth Club License

Having recieved approval from the BC Soccer Board of Directors, the club will join the BCSPL in September of 2021

September   2020 - Vancouver BC - Surrey BC - Ottawa Ontario

Canada Soccer recently announced its newest National Youth Club License holders across the country, including BC’s own Surrey FC.

Earning the designation requires a comprehensive application and approval process, and on behalf of everyone in the BC Soccer community, we’d like to congratulate Surrey FC Executive Director Sarb Lidder along with her entire board and staff for the achievement. 

"Canada Soccer has given us a great opportunity to achieve our vision of being able to offer our members a complete pathway.  As a club, we have always demonstrated a commitment to player first mentality and now our players will have the opportunity to play at their home club.  Our strong partnership with Canada Soccer and BC Soccer will allow Surrey FC to take our young athletes to the highest level of soccer and grow the game in our community." - Sarb Lidder, Executive Director Surrey FC. 

"It is a testament to Surrey FC and all club personal that have worked tirelessly to obtain the CSA National Youth Club License. Making them eligible to participate within the BCSPL in the fall of 2021 at the U13 age group for both male and female programming. I am sure I speak for all BCSPL organisations in wishing them a warm welcome in joining the league and further supporting player development in British Columbia" - Chris Cerroni, BC Soccer Director of Soccer Development

The club can now prepare for a gradual entry process into the BCSPL starting with boys and girls U-13 teams in September 2021, and then adding teams every year until reaching a full compliment of teams for both genders in all age-groups. 

About the BC Soccer Premier League

The BCSPL is currently comprised of 12 organizations, operating at the highest level of competition for youth players in the U13-U18 age groups.  The league, operated in cooperation with BC Soccer and Canada Soccer, is designed to support development for players coaches and referees, competing in 2 phases (spring and fall). Organizations wishing to join in this league must hold a Canada Soccer National Youth Club License and be approved entry by the BC Soccer Board of Directors.  

About BC Soccer

Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial spots organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. 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.

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