BC Soccer is Excited to Celebrate International Women's Day

March 8, 2018, Vancouver BC – BC Soccer is pleased to celebrate International Women’s Day and is proud to support female participation in the sport of soccer. There are more than 45,000 female soccer players, +1000 referees, and many more female coaches, administrators and volunteers within the BC Soccer Membership. BC Soccer continues to promote gender equity both on and off the field, which is supported within the association’s 2016-2019 BC Soccer Strategic Plan.

“BC Soccer is proud of the various programs and events held by organizations both in and outside of soccer that help break down the barriers for women in sport,” said Kjeld Brodsgaard, BC Soccer President. “We strive daily to create the best possible environment for all people to learn and grow through sport. We are aware there is also work to be done to support all involved, we want to use this day as an opportunity to recognize and acknowledge all females involved in soccer in all their roles, as players, coaches, referees, committee or board members, and parents. All of whom support soccer in BC.”

2018’s International Women’s Day, BC Soccer is also excited to be working with VIASPORT, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport (CAAWS), and PromotionPlus (an organization dedicated to increasing the opportunities for girls and women in physical activity) to host #LeveltheField: Elevate Sport Through Gender Inclusion. The one-day event will feature a panel discussion, open dialogue, and a workshop on how one can take more effective action and leverage the benefits of Gender Diversity in sport. For more information on the event Click Here.   

For more information on the Women in Soccer Committee please Click HERE

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.