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BC Soccer is pleased to introduce Kyla Di Perna as the new Referee Programs Manager

The 29-year-old from Brampton Ontario joins BC Soccer on Monday to start her new role

September 24, 2021 - Vancouver BC 

BC Soccer is pleased to welcome Kyla Di Perna as the new Referee Programs Manager. Kyla has extensive experience in refereeing and education, previously holding a variety of positions in the Ontario soccer system from Club to Provincial levels while also acting as a Match Officials Development Coordinator for the Ontario Soccer Association. In her role with Ontario Soccer she led the creation of the of the peer-to-peer Mentor Accreditation and Delivery Program, as well as co-led Female Leadership initiatives on behalf of the Provincial Body.

“I’m so excited to join the BC Soccer team as the Referee Programs Manager. Officiating has always been a passion of mine. I’m thrilled and honoured to have the opportunity to work with soccer communities and foster environments that promote positivity and inclusivity for Match Officials development across the province.” - Kyla Di Perna

The Referee Programs Manager role falls within the Soccer Development Department, led by Chris Cerroni:
“We are looking forward to having Kyla join our team and utilising her skillset and experience to play a key role in leading referee development in the province of BC.”

Kyla started officiating when she was 17 years old, and more recently studied Multimedia Design and Development at Humber College before pursuing a career in Sport, currently completing Instructional Design Certification with Seneca College

Di Perna will start her new role on Monday September 27th initially on a remote basis, before moving to BC in January of 2022.

About BC Soccer

Established in 1904, 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, 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.

Safe Sport Statement

BC Soccer believes that everyone involved in soccer has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in.

The welfare of everyone involved in soccer is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.