BC Soccer, ViaSport and the Provincial Government Continue to Build on the FIFA Women's World Cup Legacy

Working collaboratively, BC Soccer ViaSport and the BC Government will host four community workshops across the province

Vancouver BC, July 15, 2015 - BC Soccer is proud to be working with ViaSport and the Provincial Government to continue to build on the legacy of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.  The Women’s World Cup was an incredible success. The host city of Vancouver set multiple records including 54,027 people attending the quarter final match between Canada and England at BC Place making it the largest crowd ever a National Team match in Canada. BC Soccer will be working with ViaSport and the Provincial Government to build on the legacy by hosting community workshops designed to help female coaches, referees, officials, administrators and players become more actively involved in soccer.

“The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 was an incredible success and there is no doubt that it inspired thousands of young females across this province,” said Shannon Foster, BC Soccer Board of Director and Chair of Women in Soccer Committee. “It is our pleasure to continue to work with both the Provincial Government and ViaSport which will allow all of our organizations to help continue the legacy left by the World Cup and inspire thousands more female players, administrators, coaches, and referees.”

BC Soccer and ViaSport with support from the Provincial Government will lead a minimum of four community workshop events across the province between late-September and mid-October. Each one of the events will begin with a keynote speech by a female sports leader, followed by a professional development workshop by The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport (CAAWS) and a female specific soccer festival portion designed to engage U12 females in soccer specific, fun and active learning environments.

The community workshops will be free for all participants and are designed to develop and inspire girls and women within sport in this province.  More information on the exact dates, locations, times and the registration process will all be confirmed and released in the following weeks.

The Festivals will be the same format as the FIFA Live Your Goals Festival that BC Soccer co-hosted with the Provincial Government, FIFA and Canada Soccer in May: Click here to watch the BC Soccer Live Your Goals video

To watch the ViaSport FIFA Video CLICK HERE

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About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. Its vision is to pursue Canada’s foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence.

BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate 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 integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.